Monday, June 6, 2011

More Kitchen Progress + June 6 Menu Plan

This weekend, my two favorite men made big strides in our kitchen. They tore out the bottom cabinets, countertops, and started putting drywall in the ceiling to patch things up from the soffit removal.  

Here's how things are looking as of late . . .

Pretty bare bones!

Last week, we thought we had a buyer for the old cabinets and turns out the offer fell through at the last minute. So, our living room and dining room are looking a little like this lately . . . 

We would love it if you could say a prayer for us that we could find a nice home for these cabinets. We know Habitat ReStore could always use some additional items, but we'd like to get a little chunk of change from them if we could!

Here's another photo of the kitchen . . .you can really see the removal of the soffit in this one. You might not be able to tell in the photos, but our ceiling looks much higher since we removed the 7 inches of dead space. 

Oh, and in case you're wondering, over to the left of my fancy redneck rigged sink, I have a nice wooden folding table that's serving as our countertop for now. And yes, that's the microwave in the floor. Work with whatcha' got! ;)


Since our kitchen is a little out of pocket as of late, we're going to be utilizing our grill a lot this week!

Monday -- BLT Sandwiches w/ Fruit Smoothies

Wednesday -- Grilled Chicken Salads (with leftover BBQ chicken)

Thursday -- {meat free} Veggie Grill topped off with Fruit, Yogurt and Granola Parfaits for dessert!

Friday -- Leftovers

Saturday -- Burgers from the grill

For more menu plan ideas, head over to I'm an Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday -- tons of great menus are posted each week!


  1. wow -- what a disaster zone!! But... that's making progress towards a beautiful new kitchen :) I can't wait to see the photos and I'm sure you're itching for progress too. We're praying for new owners for the cabinets! Enjoy the grilling this week -- hope the weather is great for you.

  2. I love your "work with what you got" attitude! We all need a little more of that. Hoping it all comes together soon and you find a buyer. Thanks for posting pictures of progress.

    PS I love your broccoli and cheddar cornbread YUM

  3. Your meal plan for the week sounds amazing even though you're without a kitchen! LOL! I'm impressed. =)

  4. Wow, looks like you are really remodeling the kitchen!! Can't wait to see what it looks like. I can't imagine cooking all that without a real kitchen!

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  5. Thanks ladies! Y'all are too kind. :) Thankfully, I stll have my stove hooked up, or we would really be having a time of it!

  6. yall have made so much progress! super impressed and inspired!


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