Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Celebrating Family Firsts

A long to do list has discouraged me from blogging lately. Not that I am getting any thing done on that list. I’m just experiencing an immobilizing attack of guilt over what I haven’t done. Crazy, huh!

But an email message with photo sent four hours ago from son Jeremy gives me a celebratory urge that has overcome the inertia. He alerted me about the first home-cooked meal in the Louisiana Skupiens' new home that they moved into on Sunday: “Roasted veggies over whole grain pasta.”
Son Jeremy celebrates first meal prepared in new kitchen!

And a call earlier today to the Georgia Skupiens unearthed the news that oldest grandchild Luke, 9, has been recognized as his elementary school's student of the month. Plus he was awarded a game ball in his opening Little League game. He made his team's only hit. Way to go, Luke!

11 comments:

Ginny said...

Great news, certainly worth blogging about! And that kitchen is so pretty, the cabinets are a bit like mine.

Arkansas Patti said...

What a healthy first meal. You trained him well.
Congrats to Luke. Two great awards, pretty sure he enjoyed the game ball the most.

Sandra said...

worthy of pride and blog post. I know both of these made you so happy. glad it forced you into posting. I love that kitchen, those big drawers under the stove look like something i would love to have. and also a MAN to use the stove...lol

Retired English Teacher said...

That is one nice kitchen. The meal sounds wonderful.

Linda P. said...

Love the kitchen and the first meal prepared there!

schmidleysscribblins,wordpress.com said...

Wow, that's some kitchen. How does he reach the shelves in those high cabinets? Dianne

Jeremy Skupien said...

Yes, I am loving this kitchen, y'all! It is almost as big as the living room in our former house. And the gas stove is wonderful for when living in "hurricane country." Sandra, the drawers are also very nice, and what is even better is that ALL of the drawers in the kitchen AND throughout the house slide all the way out. So you don't have that funky space at the back of the drawer that is difficult to reach.
The meal was a hit with the wifey, although she understood, as did I, that next time the carrots needed to be cut a little smaller. Had I done that, the total roasting time would have been roughly 20 minutes thanks to the convection oven (which I am also extremely excited to have).
But the veggies consisted of carrots, zucchini, shallots, garlic, red bell pepper, and asparagus tips. Tossed in evoo, seasoned with rosemary, thyme, oregano, and a little kosher salt. 25 minutes at 400 or until carrots (that should have been cut smaller) are tender.

Jeremy Skupien said...

@Diane: Cosco step ladder. And that is my only qualm. We definitely increased our cabinet space, but actually took a hit on "functional" cabinet space. Which in retrospect isn't that bad because we were dysfunctional with cabinet space at the former house. Lol!

Jeremy Skupien said...

And believe it or not, there are actually higher cabinets that aren't visible in the picture. I guess that is where I will hide the check book! Bwahahahahaha!!!!

Friko said...

Doesn't Jeremy look proud of himself!

And I bet Luke would do too if you could show his photo.

maddie/cadesmimi said...

Wow, that's a nice kitchen! I love those tall cabinets :)

Great news about your oldest grandson, Luke. Both honors are quite exciting!