I'm suffering through Day 1 of the most difficult week since I began cooking.
Until about three years ago, my idea of cooking was reheating beanie-weenies. Nowadays, I look forward to cooking meals for my wife. I don't look forward to doing the dishes, and that's how this most difficult week came to be. I live in an apartment and our landlord has seen fit to redo all the kitchens in our building. This includes ours, and will mean that I'll end up with a much better place to try out those recipes I snare from all the great food blogs over there ----->.
AND it means we'll finally have a dishwasher. The pile of dishes in the sink has been a great disincentive to cook. It's a pain to wash dishes by hand. I'm convinced they breed in captivity. I don't mind loading and unloading a dishwasher at all. That, along with the new stove/oven and new refrigerator should make the kitchen a delight.
So in a week (or more likely two - you know contractors), I'll be cooking again and posting many more new recipes. For now, I'll live with my refrigerator in my dining room, and my poor cats locked up during the day in our 12x15 bedroom with food, water, a litterbox, and a lot of stuff to rip up, and you'll have to be satisfied this week with only restaurant reviews and food news stories from me.
Maybe we can persuade Meg, Paul, Dr. Meg, and Todd to put more recipe-posts up this week...