No oven!!


jennrider

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So my oven went out today. Could be all the use it's gotten the last two weeks. It won't be fixed until Friday. Started a mini freak out and then realized that I have more kitchen electronics than a department store. Out comes the roasting oven, toaster oven and dehydrator. Good thing I just got more propane for my grill. It will be an adjustment cooking for seven, but I'm ready!

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You can panfry almost anything on a stovetop. Chicken, fish, beef, shrimp, steamers. The list goes on and on. Also, I rarely turn on my big oven. I have a really great little Cuisinart toaster oven that I use all the time. Actually, I used to use it all the time and then I bought a NuWave oven. I love it. You can take meat straight out of the freezer and the NuWave cooks it perfectly. Kinda spendy though. I also grill food all year round on my Weber Q.

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Maybe something is going around. My oven is so unreliable at this point that we have decided it's dead. The ignitor doesn't always work and after 10 tries to light the oven it's just not worth it. Luckily, many years ago my husband bought me a 20 qt. Nesco Roaster. Rearranged my countertops so I could have this out and BOOM! Our stove is over 12 years old so we will be replacing it, and my mom will help but that's going to be our "Christmas" present so I have a few months with no 'traditional' oven.

No matter, I have baked morning egg casserole in the roaster already, and chicken and some other things so this will work out just fine. The only downside is how high up it is to try and get things out of the roaster vs. just pulling things out of the oven. I'm REALLY small so time to get a stool. :D

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Thanks for all the tips. It hasn't been that bad. I grilled chicken wings the other day. I won't be cooking them in an oven again. My whole family loved them. We live in Houston so grilling year round is not a problem. I tend to cook in huge batches so roasting veggies in a toaster oven is a pain. We grill them, but there are differences in taste and texture. I was making a frittatas often. I do miss that. We have a roaster oven, but it gets really hot. That makes me nervous with my kids. They are still young enough to touch everything (11, 9, 7, 6) so I haven't used that yet. I have a rotisserie on my grill so I will probably use that to cook a whole chicken or two.

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I did my entire Whole30 with no oven/stove!

My favorite is a pound of local (no sugar) sausage (you can also use ground beef,) a chopped onion, and a chopped sweet potato in the crockpot.

You can also throw in a jar of salsa (Public and Kroger brands are compliant) and a pound of ground turkey. Top with avocado for a real treat :)

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Thanks for all the tips. It hasn't been that bad. I grilled chicken wings the other day. I won't be cooking them in an oven again. My whole family loved them. We live in Houston so grilling year round is not a problem. I tend to cook in huge batches so roasting veggies in a toaster oven is a pain. We grill them, but there are differences in taste and texture. I was making a frittatas often. I do miss that. We have a roaster oven, but it gets really hot. That makes me nervous with my kids. They are still young enough to touch everything (11, 9, 7, 6) so I haven't used that yet. I have a rotisserie on my grill so I will probably use that to cook a whole chicken or two.

Goodness...my daughter was 4 when she understood hot and don't touch. By 11, she was cooking dinner for the family.

Awesome on the rotisserie on your grill. YUM!

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