Wednesday night my oven died. I was baking a lovely chicken parmesan and all of a sudden... the baking turned to broiling. Had I not been standing in the kitchen, I may not have caught it in time. I noticed a red glow coming from the oven. I opened the oven door and the broiler coils were red red hot! And the mozzarella cheese on top of the chicken parmesan was brown browner brownest. I quickly put on the oven mitts and pulled the parm out of the oven. I fiddled with the oven knobs. I turned it all off and then on bake again. Nope ~ just the broiler went on.
I was able to save the chicken parmesan. I removed the top layer of too toasted cheese, added fresh mozzarella, and popped it in the microwave to finish cooking. Dinner was delicious.
We looked into getting the oven repaired and it would have been 1/2 the price of a new oven. The old oven was roughly eight years old. We searched online and found a great appliance sale so we decided to buy a new oven/stove. The earliest it could be delivered is Friday, February 10th.
My plans for Super Bowl snacks have been put on hold. I was planning on making some appetizers in the oven and either a chocolate cake or brownies. I'm not sure what we will have instead. Oh bother!