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Fitting and Cleaning the Kitchen plus a Hearty Meal

Whether we admit it or not, we are all influenced by our work environment. A good working environment is even considered as motivational criteria by some employers. The same thing applies to us homemakers who work on providing a good home and nutritious meal for the family. And so if you ask me, does the kitchen have an effect on how one, particularly the homemaker, performs in it? Then my answer is – I believe yes, it does.

A clean and well organized kitchen can make preparing meals a pleasant experience for moms or any member of the family who attempts to cook. Just like an artist, a cook needs good ambience to inspire the creation of a culinary masterpiece. Fitting your kitchen with the right equipment and furnishings can help you create an inspiring atmosphere for cooking.

kitchen blocks

Our kitchen cabinets were customized to fit.

The most prominent furniture that you can find in the kitchen is the cabinet. Thus, some careful thought is required in purchasing and fitting these cabinets in your kitchen. You don’t need to blow your budget to get the look you want for your kitchen. There are plenty of cheap kitchen cabinets that are stylish and well designed.

If you are new to this endeavor, then I suggest you consult a designer or do some research on the kitchen styles and layout that you want for your kitchen. Kitchen Cabinet Kings for example, an expert online resource for new kitchen installation and redecorating purposes. If you are simply looking to install or replace your existing cabinets then look for style options that can fit your kitchen, your needs and the ambience you want.

You might opt for wooden cabinets in classic designs combined with modern steel appliances that create a mix of homey traditional feel and cool efficiency of modern times. This type of design allows one to keep a spic and span kitchen that motivates me to do a lot of cooking and baking at home. You should also try to find a kitchen cabinet style that can motivate you to whip up gourmet treats for your loved ones. This way you can create hearty meals for the family that truly comes from your heart. Our kitchen was planned by hubby and customized to fit. I truly love it!

shrimps, dried tomato on pasta

A favorite.

Cleaning the kitchen is another story. I can’t move around well when there’s clutter and when pans and plates are all on top of the countertops. :/ It is much easier to move around when everything is squeaky clean. I try my best to do so and whenever I do I always come up with something good on the plate.

With that and summer vacation fast approaching, it seems to be shaping up as days of a lot of cooking. One of those hearty meal that I enjoy preparing not just for being easy but for being yummy as well is Shrimp and Dried Tomatoes on Pasta.

Here’s my take:

Ingredients:

Half a kilo of Spaghetti or Angel hair pasta
Half a kilo of cocktail shrimps or regular shrimps, peeled and deveined and wash thoroughly, dry with kitchen towels
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsps olive oil
5-7 pieces of dried tomatoes, chopped
1/8 cup of dried basil
Seasalt
Parsley, chopped

Procedure:

1. Cook pasta al dente. Drain and set aside.

2. In a pan, heat olive oil and saute garlic followed by shrimps. Cook until pink and firm.

3. Add dried tomatoes and dried basil, lower heat. Toss spaghetti in and remove from heat.  Season with seasalt to taste.

4. Top with chopped parsley and serve with buttered baguette.

shrimp2

A healthy, hearty meal too.

18 Comments

  1. No matter where I have lived I have always wanted more out of my kitchen. More space, more cabinets, more of everything. Even now, I would love to have a larger kitchen with more counter space to work with. Keeping things organized while cooking is a MUST in my kitchen or it will get out of control in no time flat.

  2. I love your kitchen! The lighting is awesome too. The fixtures make a statement without being overdone.

  3. i’ve seen this cute kitchen again. sooo clean:)

    and, yes, the pasta looks yummy. i had to start introducing seafood pasta around here.

  4. Did I ever tell I love your kitchen? It’s so spacious and so clean. Love the color theme too! Natatakam ako sa pasta mo. Shrimp come to me!

  5. yum! looks like a delicious recipe!love the photo.

  6. is that your kitchen, sis? ang ganda!!! btw, i’ll try your pasta recipe. mejo sawa na mga anak ko sa spaghetti with meat sauce and chicken piccata on pasta. =)

  7. yes I just remember it on my first job that I cannot concentrate because of bad co

  8. Super hearty meal! I like it too, especially the shrimp toppings!

  9. love the pasta!! ;D

  10. i like the interiors of your kitchen. and i must say that pasta recipe looks delish!

  11. shrimp pastaaa one healthy meal! love your kitchen!

  12. agree! there are cheap kitchen cabinets available and i think i’m lucky to get them. they just fit right in my kitchen.

  13. Having a clean kitchen is good for the health. No germs and viruses that will spoil the foods around when cooking.
    I love the pasta, except the shrimps. I don’t like the taste of shrimps.IMO.

  14. It is good have a clean and well-arranged kitchen. I like the Shrimp and Dried Tomatoes on Pasta. I will try it at home :)

  15. WOW!
    You have a n organized and clean kitchen.
    I also wish to have a spacious and well furnished
    kitchen. It’s so inviting to cook delicious food.

  16. kitchen cabinets adds beauty and elegance in a kitchen, thus it keep things organized too. I like your simple yet elegant kitchen :) plus the pasta recipe is mouth watering.

    one more thing i have not used dried tomatoes, i think i should give it a try too

  17. You really have a nice kitchen huh :) The food looks very delicious *drooling*

  18. ilike the pasta.. so yummy..
    its my fave..
    anyway about your post.. agree dapat kung bibili ka ng cabinet yung maganda at super b ang style niya para maganda tignan..

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