I initially thought “How will we eat without and oven?” but not having an oven has forced me to become more creative in my cooking techniques.
Below are some tips for making do without an oven.
*There are many types of meats that can go on the grill besides burgers and hotdogs. Grill chicken, Tuna steaks, Italian Sausage or Brats. You could grill shrimp, ribs (spare or baby back) and/or steak.
*Experiment with different marinades to maintain variety.
* Grill fresh vegetables like corn on the cob, sliced onions zucchini or cabbage
*Another idea would be to grill a whole chicken (I first saw Martha Stewart do this on Good Morning America)
*The crock pot can be used to make breakfast lunch, dinner or desserts.
*Pasta’s are great crock pot meals, for example, ziti, lasagna or a casseroles. Stewed Chicken with root veggies such as carrots and potatoes are great in a crock pot. Chili or nacho dips can be simmered and kept warm without burning.
*Although I have never tried, I hear that some bread can be made in a crock pot using coffee cans.
*Use a crock pot to stew apples with cinnamon and brown sugar, and I’ve even found a great brownie recipe for the crock pot.
* Use your stove to continue making all of your favorite recipes.
*Use this time to add new recipe’s to your cook book.