Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Night the Light Went Out...

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!

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  1. Appliances sure don't last as long and it's too much to get them repaired. I hope you like your new stove. I'm about due to get a new microwave and I sure dread the mess of getting a new one put in! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Diane, I hope you find just the right one. Maybe when it gets delivered, they can install it for you. xo

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  2. A good excuse to buy a new stove! I hear from so many people how expensive it is to service new appliances these days. I have a 1961 Hotpoint and have only had to replace the oven element twice. Believe it or not, my Mr. has found a hardware store that still sells them! I hope your installation goes smoothly and that you find something yummy at the grocery store to serve while you are waiting :) Sending hugs and blessings for your weekend. xxoo K

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    1. Karen, the appliances from the 60's and 70's were certainly made to last much longer than the ones today. Your Hotpoint and your Mr sound like winners!

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  3. I'm certain that your Super Bowl snacks will be delicious in spite of not having your oven yet. This day and age you can get the most delicious of trays made up at the grocery store. I'm really sorry about your oven giving out. What a bummer. Glad you were able to save the chicken. Enjoy your new stove/oven when it is delivered Friday.

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    1. Dianna, I've made a few different dips and have fresh vegetables and chips available. They will do! :-)

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  4. Oh my! I'm so glad that you were there to catch it when it happened, and that dinner was still delicious! Such trouble to try to replace the oven with a new one, and now everything coming from the crock pot or stovetop, not as fun to make meals with! Hope your issues get resolved soon, and who knows, maybe you can find a fun new recipe to use for the party that won't need the oven :)

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    1. Marilyn, no party this year ~ just my husband and me. I settled with dips/chips/vegetables and ice cream for dessert.

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  5. Isn't it amazing how quickly appliances die these days? I remember my mother having the same appliances for about 20 years at least!! It was good that it happened while you were close by!!

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    1. Arlene, sadly the appliances do die quickly nowadays. I think "they" just want us to have to keep buying new ones.

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  6. My hubby had to work tonight so I am sitting her listening to it while I am checking my emails :) Hope you figured it out

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    1. Connie, I only lasted until the middle of the 3rd quarter then it was off to bed!

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