The title of this post may seem a little silly, until you realize I don’t have an oven. When we moved into our house three years ago, the first thing we did was cut the electric and gut most of the house. The kitchen will probably be the last thing that we get around to rewiring and renovating. For three years I have been cooking on a hot plate, a wood stove, or a BBQ grill. You wouldn’t believe how much this limits your options.
Last week Lee got me a convection toaster oven–basically a miniature oven. We haven’t been so excited about a small appliance in years! Finally, baking was an option for me again.
The first thing I did was make a cherry pie from scratch. Yup, that is one happy pie!
After so many years of not having an oven I had forgotten all the things I used to make. Suddenly, I’m realizing I can bake bread, buy a frozen pizza, make a quiche, whip up some muffins, bake some biscuits, make a lasagna, broil fish, roast a small chicken, etc. The possibilities are endless.
I’m so happy I can bake again. It’s such a small thing but it’s amazing how much you miss it when it’s gone.