Pancakes and Bacon on the stove?
Mar. 10, 2010 5:16 pm
Updated: Mar. 10, 2010 11:53 pm
This is probably just going to be a seasonal blog.
I did not use the oven yet today. It's now a little past 5 PM.
Now, you might be wondering, where is this drafty, cold home?
I know some will think "come on!" when I admit it's in San Diego, CA, I'm aware that sounds a little stupid, but it is cold in our drafty little home. We're about 2 miles from the beach and this particular house is chilly an drafty in winter and hot and stifling in the summer.
I have also lived in New England and in the midwest so I know what real snow and ice and "freezing" means -- but I had excellent heat in the places I lived in those regions. And a drafty, chilly house with poor, old, minimally-functioning electric wall heaters (that look like cheap space heaters stuck in the wall) can still feel "freezing" and can really be annoying whey you have spells of four or five of those days when you just feel chilly and are wearing 2 sweaters and socks and slippers inside and keep making tea and you just can't get warm. Well, that's what the last few weeks have been like.
Cooking today started with using the stove for pancakes, prepared with a recipe from my NY Times Cookbook for Basic Pancakes and frying a few pieces of bacon. This breakfast was specially requested by my toddler, we also had some strawberries and strawberry yogurt and it was delicious, it warmed us up somewhat, but didn't warm the house so much, the way the oven can. The morning sun warmed the house a little more and got us moving so that we could go out to meet friends at the park.
But now, as is often the case in the late afternoon, Our House is Freezing.
So, I ask myself, What Can I Cook in the Oven?
Answer: Dinner! We'll have some stuffed baked chicken breasts and maybe I'll bake some muffins later too.
I am really only cooking for 2 adults, or I'd make a larger roast or something that would use the oven for a longer period of time. Anyway, to be continued. Thanks for reading!