Eric and I bought our first stove back in March of 1999 when we moved into a rental home, it wasn’t a new one. It has been with all this time . . . until Saturday, when it decided to burn out an element. It was pretty freaky to see the oven glowing inside, even after I turned it off. It wasn’t until I unplugged it that the glowing finally stopped. Last year we had oven issues around this time of year, had to replace the thermal gauge inside the oven. It would burn the tops of whatever I was cooking and everything else wasn’t done cooking yet. Anyway, it was a mess, but Eric fixed it. He’s handy like that! :) Some time during the past year one of my burners on the top quit working, so I only had 3 burners and even they weren’t the best.
After Saturday’s oven glowing experience, we decided we’d go oven shopping. Nothing like having to do this before the holidays! But it was time and I was ready for a new oven! Saturday, Sunday and Monday were interesting cooking days since I didn’t have burners to even use. I used a crock pot, griddle (it is part of this awesome waffle iron that I got many years ago), and microwave a little bit. I hate microwave cooking, I really do.
Yesterday our new stove came and they hauled our old one away! Set up the new stove and there it was . . . all nice and shiny, just staring at me. I stared back at it. To be honest, I was afraid of it! LOL I’ve never had or used a brand new stove, so it was a little intimidating!
Anyway, here are pictures of my new stove and some of the things I’ve baked in it already!
It’s so nice and shiny! I LOVE it! It got a lot of use yesterday, its first day in our home!
The inside of the oven before I used it. Then coconut macaroons are the first batch of cookies I made for my husband. Not pictured are chocolate chip cookies I made for the kids and a butternut squash that I baked. And then there are the pictures of the Gluten-Free/Grain-Free Almond Scones. I was drooling and couldn’t wait for these things to finish baking!
The finished scones! They are SO very good! I ate a couple last night and one for breakfast this morning!
The picture of my arm is showing a boo boo I got from my new oven. I burned it on the top rack putting something in yesterday. Silly me!
Anyway, it has been so fun to have a new stove/oven!
Not sure what I’m going to make with it today, but I want to try out the convection part of the oven.
I have a chicken I want to throw in there – not one that is walking around my yard though. . .
PS. My shiny appliances are waiting for their new kitchen to come . . . some day!