The Internet Kitchen: Under Contract!
Betsy and I have been casually (by casually I mean obsessively) looking at houses on Trulia and Zillow for the last four months or so. We really love the area of downtown Denver that we live in and we slowly realized that it’s where we want to put down some roots.
After seeing three or four houses that we really loved come and go, there was one house that stayed in our search results for months. It seemed nice, but it was strange that it had been on the market for more than a month or so. The Denver real estate market is booming right now so properties just don’t sit that long unless there is something wrong.
Betsy and I figured it was worth a look though because it was in the perfect area for us. We got an agent recommendation from a friend and he took us by the house.
It was perfect… or at least… perfect enough. Turns out it was on the market so long because two deals fell through on it for silly reasons.
And that’s the story of how we bought the first house we looked at. Our agent actually felt like it was a bad idea to put in an offer without at least looking at other houses so we did a whirlwind tour one day and looked at half a dozen other options – none as good a fit for us.
And the rest is history! We close on the sucker in two weeks and then we have a month to do some painting and small projects before we move in!
Don’t worry. Once we get all setup and everything I’ll give you guys a more thorough tour of the new digs!
No poll this week because I’m going to be traveling a bit next week.
Also, Happy Valentine’s Day, lovers!
The Myth of Sushi Grade – This is a great read and why I’ve never tried to make sushi at home besides veggie sushi. It’s a huge pain to source excellent seafood. Even if it’s labeled “Sushi grade” that doesn’t mean it’s safe to eat raw. (@ PBS Food)
Coconut Rice Pudding – Ok. The rice pudding is over the top delicious as-is, but the blood orange syrup is just another level. If I made this, I’m not sure I would share with others. (@ Delicious Days)
After-Dinner Tea – Tea is essentially just a combination of herbs and spices and there’s no reason you can’t make your own combo. This recipe is specifically made to sooth the tummy after a big meal. I love it. (@ The Kitchn)
This Week’s Meal Plan
This week’s meal plan shows off some of my favorite, fast Italian dishes. Many classic Italian dishes are actually very quick to prepare and also happen to be very warming and delicious on a cold, winter day.
You can sign up now for Macheesmo Meals and get a free week to try out this plan and the others (there are now around 25 total) and see if you like them!