Update (01/21/2010): This page describes our early usage of the wood stove. A more recent post provides wood stove cooking tips.
Since our wood stove got installed I have been doing all our cooking on it. Cookies, cake and topping, soups, gravy, grilled cheese sandwiches, eggs, bacon, sausages, biscuits, fried potatoes, popcorn, and ham. It’s been fun experimenting along the way how to get everything cooked best. I have only burned one thing and that was the first batch of cookies. We did just pick up a Lodge cooking trivet so that should make some of my cooking easier.
The most exciting thing we have been doing on the stove cook wise is making popcorn. Yup, you read right. My mom gave us a popcorn maker as a surprise present. It’s all metal and you crank the handle which turns some things (Lee groaning here at my lack of explanation) and moves the kernels around. Then up pops the most wonderful popcorn you could wish for that tastes so much better than that bagged stuff. Not to mention that it has none of the chemicals or bad stuff in it. Then dash salt on it and pour melted butter…..oh its great I tell you. My mom got it from Territorial Seed Company for us if you are wanting one.