Thursday, September 24, 2009

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Whoa dudes, it's been quiet around here! Mostly because we've been eating a lot of boring food and a lot more takeout than we're accustomed to. No more pussyfooting, WE BOUGHT OUR FIRST HOUSE. Tonight we got our keys, and we celebrated by chowing down pho from nearby Pho Van in the backyard.

Things will probably stay on hiatus here for a few more weeks as we remodel and move into our new place, but then it's fall, my favorite season for cooking, and I picked up a new cookbook today that I can't wait to go through. It's called The Peasant Cookbook and it has comfort mom-foods from around the world, all through the lens of a snarky 1955 food author. It's pretty hilarious, although some of the commentary borders on xenophobic, despite the content. Some of the recipes sound kind of gross, and some of them sound REALLY tasty. I'm looking forward to trying some out, especially this one with potato slices and anchovies and beaten eggs all baked together and this other one, a Chilean stew with corn and pumpkin.

Anyway. HOORAY! HOMEOWNERSHIP! This is pretty much as terrifying and exhilarating as having a child, except hopefully I won't have a hormone crash after we move in and feel like shooting myself for a full year afterward, HA HA HA. SERIOUSLY THOUGH. HOORAY.

35 comments:

Cate said...

Congratulations on home ownership! Celebrating with Pho Van food sounds PERFECT. I miss that place so much!

Annabelle said...

Wow! Congratulations! I'm sure the new place will experience many new delicious food smells as you get settled :-)

Sayward Rebhal said...

Aw lady, that's so awesome! Congrats! And don't be scared, clearly you are the awesome. =)

Blue Is Bleu said...

Yay! Congratulations!!! Good luck with the remodel and moving :)

Lisa-Marie said...

Alicia, that brilliant news! Hurrah!
It is very exciting owning your own home! Congratulation!

I'm glad you are back too though!

Knick Knock said...

congratulations...enjoy!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Congratulations!!

SAHM I am said...

Yay! Congrats, you've worked so hard for this. Enjoy every terrifying moment because when you look back, it will all be laughs. I speak from experience. My husband and I found that if we can rehab a house together we can do anything together. Except cook.

MikellSloan said...

Ooh! Congratulations! My husband and I celebrated over Vietnamese noodles last night as well (wedding anniversary--just 4 months, we're nerds).

Sophie said...

congratulations! so very exciting.

may you all be very happy in your new home.

*JeM* said...

Congratulations!!!

Amanda Nicole said...

That's fantastic, congratulations!

The Leftoverist said...

Congratulations! Homeownership is much like parenting in that you will likely love and hate it simultaneously.

eileen said...

HOUSE! YEAH! congratulations! I must admit, as a person living in brooklyn at the age of nearly 32 with no possible ownership of anything except maybe a condo (and how boring and yardless would that be) anywhere in sight, I am terribly jealous.

Kathy said...

Congratulations! Definitely worth some take out, especially from Pho Van. Yum :-)

pineapplemint said...

house pictures please!

The Daily Dose said...

Congrats! I'm checking out that cookbook right now. Sounds like it's right up my alley! Thanks

mabfaerie said...

Congratulations on owning your new home!

Thanks for the shout out for Pho Van- I love some Vietnamese food but sadly my husband does not so I should take advantage of having some while he is gone.

heather carr said...

congrats! we purchased our first home this summer, it is exhilarating!

Erin said...

Mmmmm....Pho Van. Haven't been there in forever.
I'm glad you're here in Portland.....there's enough Food Carts to make takeout exciting and semi-healthy.
Congrats on the house!

Melynda said...

Yeah! Ownership is so much better than renting.

Lynn said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats on your new home! That's huge!

idigress said...

Hi! I've just discovered your blog via The Wednesday Chef, and I am in blog love! I am in Portland as well, and I love finding other local bloggers. I'm going through your archives now. :)

Also, congratulations on the house!

Sarah said...

Congratulations! How exciting :) I'm six months down the line of homeownership and complete renovation (got a flushing toilet now, woo hoo!) And although hard its great to know its mine :) I'm sure you'll love it

ula said...

Dear Alicia, congratz to your new cribs, awesome!!! And we want some pics, please ;)

nicole said...

wahoo for you guys!

Widge said...

Congrats on the new home!

Your take out looks good

Tolovana said...

Great time to score a home! Congratulations to you and your family. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of the new place - maybe you'll take befores and afters?

The cookbook looks good, too - no luck at the library for it, and even Powell's didn't have it, so it's off to Amazon I go.

kate so said...

CONGRATS! We bought our first house this year too...I know exactly what you mean. Good luck with moving, the remodel, and everything in between!

Prost to the Host said...

Talk more house and less food. Or take pictures of your new kitchen. Woop!

The Daily Dose said...

Okay so ordered the cookbook and should have it in soon! Be sure to check out my blog, I gave you an award! :)

Eliana said...

Congratulations on this major achievement :)

Allison Jones said...

Oh my god, homeownership. Congratulations girl! Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime. I can't wait to see what you cook up in your new kitchen!

marie said...

I've been lurking here for ages, hi! Congratulations on your first home, how exciting! I hope your new home is full of joy :)

Mel.Williams said...

We just bought our first house too!! We are on Glisan - excited to try some of the NE restaurants we were too lazy to treck to from SE :)