No Stove Or Oven? What Do I Do Now?

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Have you ever had one of ‘those’ days where everything seems to just fall to pieces? Have you ever had your oven catch on fire…and not because you spilled a bunch of grease on the bottom due to an overflowing dish? Yeah…that happened to us this last weekend.

You see, the oven we have (had) was an extremely oooold appliance that looked older than dirt when we moved in to our

No, this isn’t our stove/oven, but close enough!

house. We knew that it would eventually need to be replaced, but why replace something that is working (kind of)? To top it off, it was electric…that’s right…electric. I’d much rather have a gas stove / oven, but this is what we had and I wasn’t going to complain. Luckily, when the oven caught on fire my husband was right there and had the sense to turn everything off, pull the beast out, and unplug it from the wall. And, unfortunately, upon further examination, we do not have a gas line running to that wall. So, our new one is electric (and beautiful). It’s black, unlike the old one…which was a puke tan / green…probably from the 70’s.

So, what to do now? We have five kids, us, and a house guest! How do we cook for everyone for a few days until the new stove / oven arrives? EASY!! The crockpot!! Please check out the Healthy Recipes section of my site for a few yummy crockpot recipes and be on the lookout for more in the future. I also purchased an electric Kitchen Kettle Multi-Cooker Steamer to cook rice, noodles, and vegetables in until we have a stove again. I actually think the food tastes a lot better cooked in the crockpot and the Kitchen Kettle than on the stove and in the oven! My picky eaters think so, too!

Have you ever had to deal without a necessary appliance for a few days (and I’m NOT talking about a microwave or dishwasher!)? What did you do? How did you adapt?

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