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Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday Fare! & Show Us Where You Live Friday

Mrs. Nurse Boy here.

Kelly, over at Kelly's Korner, is hosting Show Us Where You Live Friday. Today, you get to tour my kitchen. It was my favorite room in our home when we purchased it 5 years ago. Probably because it was the only room that had been remodeled. I now have a love/hate relationship with my kitchen.



Come on in! One of my favorite features of this kitchen are the cabinets. They go all the way to the ceiling! Great for storage. And, yes, I do need a step stool to get to the top shelves.




Here is where you can find us most mornings and afternoons. I would love to have a round table for this area, but it just hasn't been a priority thus far.



My refrigerator says, "Giggle a Giddy Laughter." With three kids, that is the norm around here. And, next to the fridge, you will see my Kitchen Aide. Boy, do I love that thing! I just got it this year as a birthday gift from my in laws. How did I survive 12 years of marriage without that thing?!


Hey, no bikes in the kitchen!


The floor is made of wood tiles and I love them. They clean up well and are very forgiving when it comes to food, crumbs, and the random cat hair. Hey, don't look too close...that is cheating!



And, I do love this kitchen garage. It is a mess inside...I love that it hides all of our junk. I will spare you the photo of the inside.


Here is where I spend most of my days, or so it seems. The lady that owned this house before had an obsession with pink and hunter green. Together. In the same room. So, the woman remodeled her kitchen with PINK counter tops.

Yep, PINK! Oh, I am sure they are called, "MAUVE." That sounds so sophisticated, doesn't it? Well, I am NOT crazy about the color of my counter tops, but I will live with them. And, in case you didn't notice, there is some green in the flooring. It is more subtle than the pink, but it is still there.


You want to see what's for dinner? Salsa Chicken and it smells awesome! Here is what I put in my crock pot this morning: 4-6 frozen chicken breasts, 1 jar of salsa, 1 can corn (drained), and 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed). Really, that's all! Cook on low for about 6 hours.


I love this stuff with corn bread. Wait, I forgot something...



Cheese and sour cream make it taste ever better. (We won't talk about the added fat. No. We. Won't.)

Thanks for stopping by! Go over to Kelly's Korner and check out some more kitchens!

29 comments:

LillySue said...

OK, I am just going to say it....In a world of stainless steel appliances, I LOVE WHITE appliances! Your kitchen is sweet and I have a kitchenaid mixer on my wish list!
Blessings~LillySue

P.S. Click the "LillySue" link at Kelly's and come visit my kitchen!

Heather said...

Such a cute kitchen, now you have me hungry for some cornbread!!

Jillian said...

So I went over to your page because I love the name of your blog!! Then I kept reading because you have the same background as my blog:) you have a beautiful kitchen!!

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

Great kitchen. I love the qoute on the fridge, it seems like such a joyful space. Thanks for sharing!

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

I wanted to add I have a nurse boy too, who works currently in a stroke unit but is looking to move on. I am a nurs as well & we are also high school sweethearts. I always find such coinsidences interesting

Monica said...

we get a recipe too?sounds yummy!your kitchen is nice and tidy!thanks for sharing!

LuAnn said...

Cute kitchen - love the red. Same as my kitchen.

Boy Mom said...

Yummy, I love corn bread. That chicken looks heavenly.

The pink counter tops crack me up! I would live with them too though, are they granite?

I love that your sink window looks out into the yard. I open the window and can see and hear my boys play on the slide and in the sandbox. When they are quietly playing I could watch them for hours, fortunately there are always enough dishes to keep me busy.

Cam, April, Carson, & Hannah said...

I popped over from Kellys Korner and had to say hi. I am a Nurse girl with one more year of schooling and I will have my Master's degree. I too am becoming a Nurse Practitioner. Can't wait. Hope your school is going well. Beautiful Kitchen!

Michelle said...

Love the wording on the refrig. Cute idea. Food looks great too... ha ha.
Thanks for stopping by my kitchen too. Blessings

Marva said...

I love the flooring! The supper looks yummy to! I am a recipe geek! LOL!

Blessings and thanks for stopping by!

mommy4life said...

What time is dinner? Excuse me a moment while I have a moment of KitchenAid envy....

pumpkinpatches said...

Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I am soooo going to have to try that recipe, I am always looking for new crock pot recipes. Have a great weekend!
-Ash-

Kathleen said...

Yummy dinner. I really want a kitchen garage. I hate seeing the appliances, but I do love having them when I need them. Thanks for teh tour.

Pam said...

Your children are so cute. I love the no riding in the kitchen bit. Your a pushover and thats ok sometimes. Nice kitchen.

Rachel said...

Lovely kitchen! I had to laugh about your disliked "mauve" countertops...my mom's countertops are "mauve" too...she used to love them but despises them now! :) Your kitchen is beautiful with wonderful cabinets! And dinner looks amazing!

Lindsey said...

I SO need a kitchen garage. I need a place to store everything and shut the door! :)

3 Peas in a Pod said...

I want a kitchen garage!! We sooo need one of them. Your kitchen is beautiful!! The tall cabinets are so nice. Wish we had them too.

We had that same square kitchen table. We just got rid of it last summer and bought a round one. It served us well for 10 years!!

Much love from NJ,
Sue
xoxo

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Very Nice!! Love the tour!

Ashley said...

What a unique idea for the fridge! Love it. Thanks for letting us look!

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Mummy McTavish said...

Your kitchen is so cute. We are trying to enforce a no skateboards in the kitchen rule at the moment. Being a galley kitchen it is aparently quite fun to lay on your tummy on the board and scoot through narrowly missing mummy's delicate girly ankles screaming "look my cool trick"!

Twice as Nice said...

The kitchen tour was fun don't ya think? It was one way to get my kitchen cleaned.Ha Love the vinyl lettering on the fridge. Oh, and your kiddos are darling.

Just Terrific said...

Your kitchen is very pretty. At least, the "mauve" counter tops are a subtle shade of pink. I got married in June, 1980. We bought 10 acres with a small, older (1960 model) mobile home on it. The kitchen appliances were pink! The bathroom fixtures were pink, too! Pink wasn't even remotely popular in 1980. The best I could do (or so I thought at the time) was use creams and dark brown with it. I was young and in love, so I didn't pay much attention to it. I think you've done a wonderful job!

Suz said...

Be greatful for your beautiful clean kitchen. I love the feeling it brings, peace. The pictures of the children in the window sil unclutterd by dish soap and cups just amazed me. Is it this clean all the time?

I would love to have new countertop and cabinets. Not sure what ours is made of. I pray that some home makeover guy will show up with thousands of dollars and give it a make over. No, okay I'll take a new dishwasher.

I want some corn bread!

You are an awesome chicken chef. Did you try the recipe I left for you?

Mother Mayhem said...

Oh! I LOVE your kitchen! I think I may even smell the cornbread! MMM

Thanks for sharing! :o)

Tina said...

Thanks for stopping by to see my kitchen! I love that you had something going in the crock pot! I did too! And thanks for the recipe - I'm gonna try it!

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

I love your kitchen. I'll be over to move in later this week. And you can cook for me too! :-)

Kristen said...

Um, did you buy my mothers old house? It was pink and hunter green - everywhere!! I had no idea you could put the vinyl on the fridge, love that idea. Too fun (and thanks for the recipe!)

Nikki Scanlon said...

Great kitchen, and I really like the saying on your fridge! what a great idea! thanks for sharing!

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