Saturday, February 6, 2010

The new stove is installed!

The plumbers come on Friday afternoon, right on time!  They actually beat me home.  I just had to stop by the mall on my way home from work and get Saints t-shirts for us.  I'm glad I stopped because the store was down to the bottom of the barrel, as far as Saints apparel went.  I apologized twice for making them wait on me.  At least they had not been there long.  They got the new gas line installed in about 2 hours time, and they did at decent job cleaning up after themselves.

Just in case you are interested, the new microwave is a Samsung and the stove is a Frigidaire.  The microwave is the quietest one we've ever used.  You can even turn the sound off so it will not beep when the food is done.  I like that feature because sometimes our smaller dog get agitated when things beep.

Here's a closer picture of the stove.  It has a large central burner that is oval shaped, and you can use either the griddle that is shown or a regular burner like the ones on the side.

Here's the first thing that I cooked on it. 

This is the recipe that I used for the pancakes:

prep time: 5 min  Cook time: 15 minutes  Servings: 8

    1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    3 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon white sugar
    1 & 1/4 cups milk
    1 egg
    3 tablespoons butter, melted

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.

Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

This is the first time in a long time that I've made pancakes.  More honestly, this is the first time since I've been married (8 years) that I've successfully made pancakes. . .and I still threw three of them in the trash because I burned them!  Oh well.  That's how I've learned how to cook - learning from the mistakes.  These were good and very fluffy.


  1. I love our stove, but yours look great! I'll have to keep that in mind if we ever have to get a new one. And thanks for the pancake recipe. I've been looking for a good one to try. And I love the sound...or no-sound actually...of your microwave. Sometimes I need to reheat something for lunch, but the baby is sleeping, and I don't want the beep to wake her. Don't you just love new appliances? =) Enjoy them!

  2. Love the new stove and microwave. Bet ya'll put them to good use yesterday in preparation for the Super Bowl. Happy Week!