I love searching around for old photos and advertisements featuring kitchens from years gone by. These are mostly the kitchens from my youth in the 1960's or earlier.
While this kitchen in many ways is stuck in the materials and design of the 1930's(the lino patterned floor, the color scheme and the lack of coordinating cabinets, appliances-color and fabrication, etc.), there is a VERY domestic feature this one showcases--the "Baking Center". This was a large cabinet/door-ed area that combined tool and pantry storage and work space. You closed the door when not in use and your kitchen looked neat as a pin with nary a spatula or tea towel out of place or showing. Your kitchen could look ready for a ladie's magazine photo shoot at any time.
I am liking this design idea enough to consider it for our next home. What do you think about it?
Enough of that, onward to the Meals and Food Spending. 8-)
Last week's meal plan is in the books. Here is what actually happened....
SUNDAY--Burger King burgers(in celebration of an excellent report card, at #2 son's request)
Maybe not on the night it was suppose to happen, but we pretty much had what was planned, except the Roast Chicken and Veggies, since I couldn't find whole chicken for a good price last week. *Sunday the local store had it for .88¢ lb. so I bought 2 yesterday morning....this trip goes under Week 4 food shopping spending.
This week's menu.....
SUNDAY--Toasted Chicken with Veggies, Stuffing(boxed)
SATURDAY--Not sure yet....maybe Chinese take-out or Breakfast for Dinner
Items needed to buy for this menu are...the whole chicken which I bought Sunday. I have all the other ingredients on hand. I'm using up a bag of potatoes, carrots, celery, older box of stuffing, a rice mix, 2 bags of frozen veggies which are getting "long in the tooth".
We'll be buying milk as usual. The only stocking up opportunities I see so far are some jarred mandarin oranges(I can't stand the ones in metal cans), more whole chickens and flounder @ $3.99lb.