On the Bright Side

I am really excited about choosing a winner for my giveaway. Even more than waiting to find out if I won anything. I truly think that it’s much better to give than to receive.

While visiting blogs and entering giveaways I came across a women who lived without an oven for 8 months. I’m planning to do without my oven for about four months. I’ve been using my crock pot and stove top to prepare meals and it really hasn’t been an inconvenience.

What I miss though, is baked breads and cookies. I have some baked banana bread in the deep freezer that I will let thaw to room temperature today. I also have about a 1/2 pound of cookie dough which I will probably take to my mother in laws house on Thanksgiving to bake for a Thanksgiving dessert.

The good thing about not having an oven is that I can fill my pantry with flour, baking powder, cornmeal, lasagna noodles and any other staple I’d normally us in the oven for the next couple of months. I’ll also make ice box biscuits & cookie doughs as if I still had an oven and stock the freezer.