Monday, November 19, 2007


I am looking at this picture, dreaming that this will look something like the dinner I will have to make for Thanksgiving. It may be a pipedream, however.

For the second time in two years, my oven is BROKEN just before Thanksgiving. What are the odds?? I should go to Vegas.

Last year, my 20+ year old oven just stopped working, the week before Thanksgiving. By the time we got someone out to look at it, it was just a few days before and we decided it wasn't worth the money, despite the fact that I was having a few people for dinner later that week. I decided I would be able to manage, with my turkey roaster, crockpot, stovetop, and my trusty toaster/convection oven. With some detailed planning, everything worked without a hitch, and dinner was served promptly at 1 pm, the time my dad was hoping to eat.

This year, once again, and with a brand new stove/oven, the heating element broke (broke as in snapped and nearly caught on fire, damaging the floor of the oven as well) 3 weeks ago. It is under warranty, so we have to rely on a local company to come out and order the part. Three weeks later? No part. Its the Monday before Thanksgiving, and once again I am trying to work out all the logistics of cooking dinner for 10 people this year with no oven.
Needless to say, I am not happy about this. I am more organized on my Christmas shopping than I am going to be for Thanksgiving. We'll see what happens here. Stay tuned.


Flo said...

Wow Vickie, could the powers that be be telling you something about Thanksgiving??? I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job with dinner.

Fe-lady said...

Go out! That's what we are doing since my oven is currently in the carport! :-)

Cindy Jo said...

You could all go to the Amway Grand for dinner - they have quite the spread and no work is required!

cindy said...

I would take it as a sign to go out to dinner....less stress. It's not like you're trying to get out of cooking. You have no oven!

Have a great Thanksgiving!!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

It sounds like the universe is telling you to take exotic trips over thanksgiving. :D

I'm really sorry about your oven, I know what a pain that is.

Great job on the previous run, under 10's is awesome.

Marcy said...

Sending you some part delivery vibes!!! Keeping my fingers crossed for ya!!!