?

Log in

No account? Create an account
When Did I Last Use My Oven? - Queue
February 7th, 2007
01:14 pm

[Link]

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
When Did I Last Use My Oven?
Back in August, I made some gingerbread men to take to tefler's birthday party to be played with the game that rhysara had gotten him as a gift. After making the men, I had some dough scraps left over, so I combined them into a giant gingerbread cookie. I baked that in the oven, not sure exactly how long it should take. I got it to a decent point, then shut the oven off so that it could finish baking as the oven cooled.

Fast forward to last night.

I decided that I should start making food again, so I made lasagna. Since I don't do well with cow cheese, I decided to use goat cheese. So, pasta sauce, no-bake noodles, goat cheese, eggs, spinach, and Italian seasoning. Not the world's best lasagna, but it's good. I had some for dinner, and then some for lunch today, and I'm sure I will be eating it the rest of the week.

Before turning the oven on to cook the lasagna, I opened it to make sure nothing was in there. Guess what I found? The gingerbread cookie didn't have nearly as much mold on it as I would have thought; I guess the oven must be pretty dry. I should have taken pictures but didn't think about it until the cookie was already in the trash.

So, anyway, I'm definitely going to start cooking and baking more again. And I really hope to get my house in shape so that I can start entertaining, too. I think I'll probably need to get a couch or futon for the living room if I want to do that, though, as currently the only places for people to sit are at the kitchen table or in the recliner in the living room.

(11 comments | Leave a comment)

Comments
 
[User Picture]
From:treacle_well
Date:February 7th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Before turning the oven on to cook the lasagna, I opened it to make sure nothing was in there.

This was soooo unexpected.

Honestly, I expected the discovery of the cookie to happen when you started wondering why there was all that smoke while preheating.
[User Picture]
From:queue
Date:February 7th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I think my roommate in the Everett place trained me to look in the oven before turning it on. He would cook French fries in a glass baking dish and then leave the dish (with all the grease) in the oven. He ended up not taking that dish when he left, and I still have it, caked-on grease and all.
[User Picture]
From:bitty
Date:February 7th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I've always been trained to look in an oven before turning it on. My mom coudn't reach most of the cabinets, so she used pretty much everything else as storage. Bread was kept in the microwave; nuts in the bread box; and sweet baked goods in the oven.

Most of these things are wrapped in plastic. You learned early on to empty the oven first in my house.
[User Picture]
From:magid
Date:February 8th, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I still have it, caked-on grease and all
Why?
[User Picture]
From:queue
Date:February 8th, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
(Link)
It's still usable for greasy things, I guess. I should probably just throw it away, since it's not a very useful size (maybe 6 x 10?).
[User Picture]
From:hrafn
Date:February 7th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
(Link)
I'm a bit surprised it molded at all.

I made twice-baked cupcakes once as a kid. Did that teach me to check the oven before turning it on? No. Though I inevitably check it in a panic within minutes of turning it on, even if I am sure I left nothing in it.
[User Picture]
From:dreamshadow2112
Date:February 8th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)
(Link)
remind me not to go to your house for dinner. ;)
[User Picture]
From:theora
Date:February 8th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
(Link)
Wanna go futon shopping sometime?
[User Picture]
From:queue
Date:February 8th, 2007 02:06 am (UTC)
(Link)
Sure.
[User Picture]
From:rhysara
Date:February 8th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
(Link)
one word: ew
[User Picture]
From:magid
Date:February 8th, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
(Link)
Would you like your futon back?
My Website Powered by LiveJournal.com