Tell Us: What Should Our First Meal in a New Kitchen Be?

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We’re moving into this kitchen tomorrow. Well, the apartment that holds this kitchen. And right after we make our bed, we’ll start unpacking our pots, pans, and plates.

It’s been a long, hard, slog of a move — one that makes us think we’ll want to answer the above question by crying, “Takeout!” But it’s our new home, with a new kitchen, and we’d like to christen it with a memorable meal…

People talk a lot about what their last meal on Earth would be. Or maybe if they had to eat one meal for the rest of their lives… But the first meal — in a new home, with a new spouse, in a new city — can be just as important a memory.

Plus, we have a big, beautiful fridge! And counter space!

Right now, we’re leaning towards something Italian. Simple (we’re tired), seasonal, but indulgent in a way that eating half a pound of pasta can feel. Or perhaps a standby like pork tenderloin, which we make so often. It’ll create continuity between our last home and this one.

We’d love your ideas, Kitchn community. What says home to you? What should we cook?