I think I was born into the wrong time. Most of my friends think I'm crazy, but I really do enjoy cooking on my wood cook stove. I'm not sure if it is the fact that it is a challenge or that I am conserving energy by using the same heat for the house that is cooking our food. Until we moved here my cook stove had been in storage because our last house didn't have a place for it, but I wasn't about to give it up because I never knew if I would be able to find another in as good condition. When we were looking at houses for this move a place for the cook stove was a requirement. I can't cook on it as often as I did before I had a ful
l time job, but on weekends, if it is cool enough I light a fire and cook ahead for the week. This weekend it was chicken parmesan and a ham. I have to tell you, a ham, turkey or chicken cooked in the wood oven is much better than a conventional oven.
Tonight, when I got home, DH had a fire going because the last few days have been pretty chilly. So I made balsamic chicken with rice and vegetables and heated myself at the same time.
Here is my built in jar storage
all filled. Libby
had asked for a picture when the jars were in. The cabinet doors still aren't on, but I'm not holding my breath for that. The doors are DH's least favorite part and I know from experience that it could be sitting like this for quite some time. I don't even think that asking him to help unpack will get them finished. :-D