Wednesday, March 16, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday (Ode to a Stove)

So this week's "What I'm Loving Wednesday" is a little different than normal but it really shows what I'm truly thankful for too!!!

This is my current stove.

Yes, it is cooking its final meal.

Isn't that cute???

Daddy's helper :-)

It has served us well. It was a gift . . kinda.  See, when we bought this house with all of its "working" appliances, we soon discovered (after waiting for Chicken Enchilada Casserole to cook for 2 1/2 hours!!) that the oven did not work.  Seriously.  We had just bought a house, purchased new carpet (to replace gross, nasty 20 year old green shag carpet in the living room) and had to buy a lawn mower . .. so a stove was out of the question.  For 6 months I lived without an oven.  I cooked using the stove top, crock pot, or toaster oven.  We missed a lot of our favorites and ate a lot of tacos and beef tips and noodles. Than, my parents were able to buy a new stove and guess who got the hand-me-down???  US!!!!  We where thrilled because it also came with a well used portable dishwasher too :-)  So, our stove was once my parents and we've had it for over 7 years . . I would guess that baby is at least 15 years old.  We've noticed it doesn't cook as evenly, I have a burner ( or 2) that won't light anymore and, well, we've had a visit from the Fire Department too .. .. the stove likes to set off the carbon monoxide detector.  Not good.  Time to replace that old friend.

This is my new stove.

Out with the old

In with the new . . . well, not really.  See that stove was the wrong one - I discovered it after they left.  They returned a few hours later with the right one!

Yep, that sweet thing is mine.  It matches my new refrigerator (which was replaced this summer when the 20 year old item that came with the house, died).  Isn't that thing awesome????  I can cook 5 things at once if I want to. I love good sales at Sears - and tax returns - or I might be cooking in a toaster oven for awhile.  Oh, and just for the record, that portable dishwasher is long gone too . . we lived again without one for over a year and than bought a new portable dishwasher about 3 years ago.  My husband has promised me that when that one dies, the next one will match the other appliances, both in color and in the fact that it will be installed :-)  But first . . .a dryer is next on the list. .. another oldie but goodie . . we'll see how much longer it lasts.

So, that's what I'm loving today!!

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