We got ovens and a fridge today!

2LittleFishiesNovember 21, 2012

... and in a few hours I made two corn breads and mashed sweet potatoes to bring to my sister's tomorrow : ) LOVE the smell of food cooking after 5 months!! : )

HAPPY THANKSGIVING GW!!

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francoise47

Congrats! Love those double ovens. Happy Thanksgiving.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 10:26PM
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motherof3sons

How exciting for you! Great looking cabinets.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 10:35PM
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islanddevil

Oooooh pretty. What's the make and model of your ovens? Counters shmounters who needs them when you can balance your baked goodies like that!

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 10:36PM
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jerzeegirl

I am so jealous. My oven is sitting in the garage waiting for its cabinet to be redone. It's been five weeks....and counting.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 10:38PM
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go_figure01

soooooooooooo cool fishies!!!
many happy memories to follow :)

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 10:45PM
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taggie

Oh that looks awesome! The cabinets, the ovens ... and especially the corn bread.

We had our thanksgiving last month in Canada and I'm on my pre-Christmas diet now which totally sucks. The thought of those mashed sweet potatoes is totally making me drool. Damn diet! Do they have lots of butter? And brown sugar? Yuuummmmmm. I can smell them from here.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, congrats on the ovens, and enjoy your day tomorrow. :-)

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 11:09PM
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michoumonster

yum!!! kitchen looks good too!

    Bookmark   November 21, 2012 at 11:24PM
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desertsteph

that's cool - we can see your food cooking!

enjoy eating it tomorrow!

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 12:31AM
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vlovil

How exciting!

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 12:45AM
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Poohpup

Yahoo!! Beautiful ovens and beautiful cornbread! Perfect timing for Thanksgiving. You're brave setting food on your minimalist counters! lol

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 1:17AM
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oldbat2be

Where's the picture of the fridge??? Love seeing the progress, your ovens look great, congrats on the progress! Best, oldbat2be

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 6:53AM
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2LittleFishies

The fridge still has plastic on it b/c it isn't set in right yet. Have to pull out again for water line.

Lights are a bit crooked still- not done being adjusted. Seeing how the height works..

Our Double Oven is the Electrolux Icon Double (Professional Look)
MODEL NUMBER: E30EW85GPS

We also got the Electrolux Icon Professional Fridge E23BC68JPS ... We were going to get a built in with panels but decided to save some $.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 10:01AM
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2LittleFishies

The Mashed Sweet Potatoes are an Emeril recipe we LOVE! Instead of putting them in the orange cups I just just put it in a 9 x 13 pan.
Sometimes I omit the brandy and just drink it while baking! lol

Brandy and Orange-Mashed Sweet Potatoes in Orange Cups
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2001

Prep Time:20 minInactive Prep Time: -- Cook Time:40 min
Level:
Intermediate
Serves:
8 servings

Ingredients
7 large sweet potatoes, about 3 pounds
4 large oranges
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3 large eggs
3/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup brandy
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake until tender, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let rest until just cool enough to handle.

Lower the oven to 350 degrees F.

Make the orange cups by cutting the oranges in half and scooping out the pulp, leaving only the shell. Set aside.

While still somewhat hot, peel the potatoes and place in a large bowl. Discard the skins and tough, stringy fibers. Add the butter, and with an electric mixer, beat out the lumps. Add the sugar, eggs, orange juice, heavy cream, and brandy, and mix until smooth. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, and mix well. Re-season, to taste.

Spoon the sweet potato mixture into the orange cups, mounding and smoothing the top. Bake until puffed and slightly golden, about 20 minutes.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 10:08AM
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a2gemini

So exciting and yum!
Those elux ovens are so "sexy" with the blue interiors and 3 gliding racks!

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 2:18PM
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2LittleFishies

They seem great : ) thanks!!

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 6:24PM
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go_figure01

2LittleFishies: Your kitchen is already amazing!! can't wait to see it all! What are your kitchen dimensions??

Happiest Thankgsgiving!!

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 9:54PM
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2LittleFishies

Thanks go figure!
The kitchen area is 16' x 16.5'
The kitchen and dining area (one big room) is 28.5 x 16.5

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 9:56PM
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marti8a

Great timing for Thanksgiving dinner! It's really looking good.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2012 at 11:17PM
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oldbat2be

Thanks 2LitleFishies!! So much fun to see this coming together. LOVE the stool and how the light streams in.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 6:55AM
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hlove

Wow, the kitchen looks absolutely beautiful!!! Awesome job...can't wait to see it all finished!

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 9:26AM
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go_figure01

TY 2Littlefishies. I look so forward to your reveal !

About your space...

Beyond the fridge and dbl window to the back wall where it looks like there are some more built-ins, is this the add'l 12.5 x 16.5 dining space? I would love to see what you do here and how it connects to your kitchen. I am considering adding sq ftg to the back of my kitchen but don't know what it would like.

Hope you are having a wonderful day after TG !

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 3:00PM
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2LittleFishies

go figure- yes, Beyond the fridge is the additional 12.5 x 16.5 dining space. It one big room separated just by a ceiling beam. In between the 2 built ins will be a bench for the dining table.

The built in on the right is organizational area and the one on the right is a little bar space (no sink) with refrigerator drawers.

The space in Front of the dining room is our LR. We are in a small Cape Cod and didn't have much space and so we added 7' to the back of the house and took down some walls, & moved the basement stairs over.

The wall by the stairs changed a little but here is our plan... The dotted lines are walls that came down.

In between our LR and DR will be 12' of glass french doors as we want to be able to close off the 2 spaces now and then.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 3:17PM
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go_figure01

TY so much for posting the layout for me.
I have been going nuts working on our layout.
I can extend beyond our kitchen to at least 20ft and 6ft at the side. But wanting to REALLY think it thru - (and havent gotten there yet!) and be smart w/the layout.

Cant TY enough for responding. :)

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 7:43PM
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taggie

Brandy and Orange-Mashed Sweet Potatoes in Orange Cups
Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, 2001
... and all the yummy details in all their glory.

Okay, now you're just being mean.

Stupid diet. Stupid, stupid, stupid diet!

:)

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 8:11PM
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2LittleFishies

taggie- LOL. Listen, I have gained 10 pounds since starting this renovation. I should be joining you!!! I really thought I'd lose weight but I guess the eating out since July and lots of fast/frozen food isn't such a great idea for me! : (

    Bookmark   November 23, 2012 at 10:26PM
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deedles

Your kitchen is looking really great, Fishies!

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 12:02AM
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kitchendetective

Fishies--
I gained much more than that after the kitchen was completed. I blame my ovens.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 9:54AM
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2LittleFishies

Thanks, deedles!

kitchendetective- That's what I'm afraid of!!

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 10:38AM
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gsciencechick

Beautiful kitchen so far! Love the lampshades!

Thanks for the recipe, too. :)

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 10:58AM
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