I’ve often heard that the kitchen is the heart of the home and I agree. I love having a large kitchen with plenty of room for everyone to have their hand in the preparing of dinner. Don’t get me wrong, family meal preparation doesn’t happen every night and it certainly doesn’t happen without a good many ‘issues’. But when it does, we have a great time!
In my kitchen my most commonly used items have names. For example, my drawer contains many pairing knives but my two favorites are Slice and Dice. They’re twins. One was a gift from my husband and I loved it so much I bought myself another. It’s nice having more than one ‘good’ knife so that more than one person can be, well…Sliceing and Diceing at the same time. When I need a knife and ask for someone to bring me one, I could receive any one of the knives in our kitchen….but when I ask for Slice or Dice…they know what I’m talking about. Makes for a much smoother Mother/Daughter tandam.
Our kitchen and dinning room is combined and allows for plenty of room to lounge, read, play board games, use the computer…enjoy each others company. And when all is done around the aromas of a cooking dinner it makes these long, cold and rainy winters days much more enjoyable.