Yes, that is our stovetop.
Heavy pot + clumsy hands = disaster.
I was out walking and came in the door when I hear “We’ve got a BIG problem.” from the husband. I panicked thinking about all the horrible problems there could be and was actually quite relieved when I saw what had happened. Actually – my first thoughts were
1) How are we going to make spaghetti for dinner!?
2) OATMEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😥
You would think being a type A kinda girl that I’d be in a tizzy about this, but actually I’m the calm one in situations. I went to my computer, Googled the brand of stove, found the service department, found the model number and was on the phone in 10 minutes. Too bad it’s going to cost an arm and a leg to fix 👿 I was supposed to get my timing belts in my car replaced this weekend ($$$$$$$!) and I think I’m going to have to keep putting that off after this. GE is coming tomorrow between 8am and 5pm. I won’t be here from 8-10, but it was that or next Monday. I am crossing my fingers that the person actually shows up.
On to more cheerful things –
I met blog reader Rachel for coffee at 4:30! (A little blurry due to the barista’s shot) Rachel and her husband traveled all the way from Washington State to visit her parents for Thanksgiving. They just happen to live in the neighborhood that I run in all the time!! We were instant friends 🙂
I got the most delicious peppermint latte!
After we chatted on the cozy couches (Rachel works as a wedding designer! How cool!) we walked back to our house to say hi to the husband. Just moments before the accident in the kitchen!
I also came across this awesome looking soup on my doorstep from Meagan, who works at Frontier Soups and who along with Alex from Chicago gave me the first black bean one that I loved so much. I can’t wait to try this guy soon! Thanks Meagan!
Then we had to decide what to have for dinner. While we debated I polished off about a tsp’s worth of Barney Butter. I need a new jar ASAP!
What to cook for dinner? Turkey sandwiches? Already had one today! Something on the grill? We had no food! Order a pizza? He wasn’t in the mood. AH-HA – the microwave can cook things!!
So we cooked up two frozen soups. Summer Gumbo for him and Oatmeal Sweet Potato Chili for me –
Topped with some Fage Total –
Along with the newest batch of Great Harvest bread – Flax Oat Bran with walnuts
We were so rattled that we decided to eat over Arrested Development again –
I’ve got a little Organic to do. I’ll feel a lot better when our stove is fixed. I think I’ll take the opportunity tomorrow to have a fun cereal we’ve had for a while unopened – Kashi Good Friends!