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One step forward...two steps back.

Monday, October 10, 2011

This is not a diet-drama blog. It is a "life" complaint. Like any family anywhere, we get ahead a bit then something smacks us right back. We've needed a new stove for over a year - I've been cooking with just about any other appliance rather than the stove. The oven still worked well even though the thermostat sometimes played up.

Well....just hang on a moment there bucko.

I bought a lovely little organic chicken to roast for our lunch. Put it in the oven at 220C. Forty-five minutes later I came to my senses and thought "Shouldn't I be smelling the delightful smell of roasting chicken right about now?" Umm...no. The pan was so cool I was able to transfer it to the microwave with no oven mitts. As they say here in AU....the oven is cactus. It's left the building. It is no more.

My PMS-driven emotions thought a nice big pile of toast would fix the problem, but I opted for a cup of tea and some grapes instead. So that was a good step even though the bad steps happened. AND....now we have no excuse to put our money towards other things we need. I HAVE to have a new stove.

It'd be nice for things to simmer down to a dull roar every so often.
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TEXASFILLY 10/11/2011 11:14AM

    Aw~ so sorry to hear about your stove. *hugs*

My alternative for firing up the stove ('cuz here in Texas it's hotter than blazes in the summer) is the wonderfully efficient, ever~popular crockpot. I couldn't live without it! I usually put a hen in and let it slow cook overnight~ then I've got delicious chicken to fix myriad ways. emoticon

Hope your new stove is delivered soon. BB~ emoticon

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WINFIELD28 10/10/2011 9:26PM

    A stove is one of those 'hard to live without' items.
I hope you can replace your old one soon!
(I too know what you mean about major appliances breaking down and just going without until you can't. We too had to replace our washer and dryer and now, too our dishwasher is acting up...what next the furnace? I hope not.)

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MEADSBAY 10/10/2011 8:39PM

    Dear me- can you roast a chicken in the microwave???
I know what you mean entirely, though, about the family finances.
Our dishwasher (not a critical need, I know) is making all sorts of strange and very loud sounds- and we just replaced our washer/dryer combo for the same reason.

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DREAMLIES 10/10/2011 8:21PM

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