My friend actually posted this on Facebook for me as my phone died just before snapping a food shot.
Day 11 of Carlene's oven being out. You make do with what you have.
Day 12 took me to a funeral where I enjoyed delicious Northern Minnesota hot dishes. My family had burritos and pizza from Zorbaz.
Where has the time flown? My apologies for the delay. I have had some homework that has been a bit more stressful than anticipated. No excuse but its a good one.
Day 7: I promised shredded beef tacos. However, school papers and homework stepped in and took over. Needless to say it was a quick Burger King run after school and eggs and toast for supper.
Day 8: Here is the shredded beef tacos I promised.
Day 9: I had the pleasure of the White Earth Police Department cooking for me! No, I wasn't in jail. We had a late night work meeting and they provided the food. Hot dogs, hamburgers, beans, potato salad and a veggie salad. My husband said McDonalds cooked for them.
Day 10: Grilled cheese with a side of chips and veggies.
A challenge. What to cook and how will I cook it. You have a grill, a George Foreman grill, an old skillet, a fry daddy and a large and small crockpot. We don't like to leave our crockpot on while we are at work for the simple reason that we both work over a half hour away. After our recent events, I stand by this decision.
This does not bide well with having to make quick meals for supper. I am up for the challenge though and if you wish you can tag along by checking in here daily.
Tonight's meal was a roast made in the crockpot (one of us was home all day). For a side we had fried potatoes. I forgot how awesome fried potatoes are in this gem of a skillet! It was a skillet that my dad had. It's been a trusty old friend that I have forgotten about.
This morning, my old friend helped me make pancakes for a VERY hungry little girl! Tonight it helped me make our family favorite: Fried Potatoes. With a little seasoning they were DELICIOUS!
Tomorrow's meal: tacos made with the leftover roast.
If you have suggestions for meals you'd like to see us try, please leave them here. We are open to suggestions as we venture through this challenge and adventure. Please excuse the food splatters from the lids. : )
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.
It was an honor to work with Derek and Kaelyn Maine this past weekend. They chose us for a variety of our services. We started out the day creating memories with photography. Dennis joined us later at the Barn at Five Lakes to set up the audio and run through the music they had chosen. I often stopped to check on Derek to make sure he was ok. He was pretty nervous, which I thought was so darn cute. It brought me back to my own wedding 11 years ago from that week.
Programs we designed arrived with a family member prior to the ceremony. All was set to go for the ceremony until a black cloud started to loom in the distance. The Five Lakes Resort staff helped us cover all electrical pieces in hopes that it would shift to the south and miss us. At 4:00 pm we were given the all clear and quickly put everything back up. There were a few drops that caught us in action but nothing that would interfere with safety during use of the equipment.
It was a beautiful ceremony. All guests retreated to the barn for the social hour while we continued to take a few more snap shots. Once everyone was back inside the barn, the clouds let loose and the rain came down through sunshine. I've been told before that this is good luck. So is it better to find a rainbow? I found it funny that on one side of the barn it was a light rain and on the other side of the barn it was dry with a rainbow in the sky. Derek and Kaelyn must have found the pot of gold at the end of that rainbow.
During the dinner, we provided a slideshow of Derek and Kaelyn's relationship. We also surprised the couple and their guests with some photos of them during the ceremony. You could hear a pin drop when they were shown with a few "awes" in the background.
Thank you for choosing Stage Systems to help make your day memorable. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors together.