A village. Apparently, that's what it takes to make my kitchen redesign come to life. 😅Lucky for me, I've got the best "village" around. This includes my family, who not only supports, but encourages my crazy out-of-the-box ideas. It also includes a designer, a contractor and a cabinet installation specialist who have the monumental task of figuring out how to make all of those crazy ideas become a reality. 😬
All of the crucial people involved in our kitchen remodel came together today to finalize the plans for our updated space. We measured, remeasured, crunched numbers and resized cabinets until I was sufficiently satisfied that we had squeezed out every possible inch of useable space - quite literally. After a couple of hours of trying to fit together this complex kitchen puzzle, my brain was spinning. 🤪
I can honestly say that my remodel team has gone above and beyond when it comes to the amount of time and thought that they've dedicated to my kitchen remodel and I'm super thankful to all of them. I can hardly wait for this project to get underway. I'm already gearing up for the day that I can be baking cookies in two ovens at once. Just think of all the free time that I'm going to have when I can get my baking done in half the time. 😂😂😂
Can you tell that I'm excited about having a second oven? Something less obvious, but equally important as adding another oven, is going to happen behind the cabinets and in the ceiling where I'm never even going to see it. Vents!! My ovens will be vented outside so that I can comfortably cook in the summer months without heating up the house. ♨️When did I become this person who gets excited about ovens that vent the hot air outside? 😅
During the summer months, when the temperatures soar into the 90's, I try and limit my baking or get it done early in the day to try and avoid heating up the house too much. Today, neither of those things happened. 🤷🏻♀️ Because of our 3 hour kitchen pow-wow, I ended up baking this batch of Chocolate Chip Mini Scones at 4:00 in the afternoon. 😬 #totallyworthit These little bites of glazed, chocolate chip studded biscuits are just about the best afternoon snack ever.
Chocolate Chip Mini Scones
2 3/4 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
8 tablespoons butter, cold, cut in pats
1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup to 2/3 cup half & half
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
7 tablespoons water, enough to make a thin glaze
1 teaspoon vanilla
Bake scones 19-20 minutes at 425.
Dip each scone upside down in glaze and set on a rack over a baking sheet to set.
I made these mini scones for a graduation "Tea". And ... then I ate a bunch so now I have to make another batch for the party tomorrow. 😬😅 That should tell you how deliciously irresistible they are. It was definitely worth the effort of having to make a second batch just to have a few of these to myself.
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