In today's world, we do not realize how dependent we are on certain aspects of our life. Nothing could be closer to the truth than this statement this week. On Wednesday, August 31st I was frying potatoes and warming pizza leftovers for supper. It was a quick meal day because we were meeting our daughter's first grade teacher and it was a late night. Here's how the rest of the evening went, starting with my original Facebook post.
This girl.......not cut out for being a fireman! Yep my oven blew up and was on fire and what did I do? I stood there and screamed. Burned my toes from the sparks and poor Misha ran to our safety spot.
Thankful no one got hurt worse and that we still have our house. Big thanks to Sunlite Bar and Grill for cooking supper. Guess that remodel is going to start in stages huh Dennis Hisgun Jr.
The above picture shows the burnt heating coil and charred inside. You'll notice that the connection to the electrical piece on the back is completely burned. Thus rendering the oven unable to get a new heating coil. We purchased a new stove a few days later. It was at this point in time when we realized how many people in the Detroit Lakes area have purchased appliances before us as it would be another 20 days before they could deliver.
This afternoon I made a grocery store run for items I can cook with the equipment that I have: a grill, a skillet, a George Foreman grill, a Fry Daddy and a large and small crockpot. I met a co-worker who agreed that we don't realize how dependent we are on things until they are gone. She suggested I write about my experiences. Game on! I'm up for the challenge!
Day 1: We ate at Sunlite what else can you do when your oven is on fire and your heart is racing.
Day 2: Cheesy Dogs in the old skillet
Day 3: Pizza from Godfathers.
Day 4: We had a stove shopping trip which lead us to Olive Garden.
Day 5: Macho Nachos from Zorbaz (hey its the weekend and we had projects)
Here are a few photos of our actual cooking adventures. First photo is our grilled cheesy dogs. The second photo is me improvising when boiling water is needed for blanching green beans for freezing.