The Kitchen

Here, in the USA, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving next week. It’s a holiday that is always on a Thursday about the third week into November.

It is meant to be a day of giving thanks and gathering with family and/or friends and eating the most delicious comfort/fall foods you can get your hands on.

Unlike Christmas season, Thanksgiving is simple. No gifts. Just fun and food.


Until I moved into this “temporary” house with the most annoying kitchen. I’ve lived several places with tiny kitchens. But this one is just annoying.

It’s cute and homey in some ways….. that is, until you start to prepare a meal or bake bread…. or prepare to make your favorite pies .

My rolling pin is longer than the width of the counter.

I could clear my counter space completely, but there is no where to put the things that normally live on the counter. The floor is good (keep dogs out while baking).

Then there’s the day when you decide to overcome your fear of applying icing in a one of those bag things with the tip to make pretty cake tops.

I did not know you had to twist the other end so icing comes out onto the cake and not all over the hand that squeezes the bag and then onto the counter and then the floor…. here doggies….

Frustration. But I will prevail! I will make those pies and those cornmeal crescent rolls and the sausage rolls and whatever! By golly! I will!

And someday soon, I hope, we will move into a house where you can dance in the kitchen and actually smile while you bake.

And then I will even invite friends over to partake of my creations.

Happy Thanksgiving……. Enjoy!

not mine but I have no doubt I can ace this just as well as this gal…..

Cate B

8 thoughts on “The Kitchen

  1. Selah Vita

    i totally get the whole kitchen thingy…i’m there! but in spite of it all, enjoy your times with family and eat, drink and be merry! lol…i’m sure everything you make will be AWESOME!! I like the sound of the cornmeal crescent rolls, yummy! have a blessed Thanksgiving…and a big thanks for the video…lucy still cracks me up 😉

  2. Rhonda Sittig

    It looks to me Cate, that you’ve turned out some amazing pies from that kitchen!! But I know it’s lovely to have space!! (When we were were looking for our house the realtor said we needed a “4 butt kitchen” — four people could work in their together) So we have a a nice medium size kitchen– in our small little house. Anyway, all that to say– Hope you have the best Thanksgiving feast– I’m sure you’ll make things delicious!! So thankful for you blog-friend. hugs hugs!

    1. Cate B Post author

      “4 butt kitchen “. 😂 I like that! Have a wonderful holiday with your wonderful family Rhonda! ❤️🦋😘

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