Misadventures With A Gas StoveTuesday, August 21, 2012
So as I mentioned in the video tour, we have a gas stove in the new place. Over the past week I've been using the oven part with great success, but hadn't yet used the cooktop. Last night I was craving pancakes, so I decided to use it.
To being with, I completely forgot that I currently have no mixing bowls, cooking spoons or spatulas, so I improvised. I mixed everything in a saucepan with a plastic fork. I was pretty pleased with myself, dancing around singing "I'm MacGyver in the kitchen, yo." Then it came time to pour it into the pan.
I forgot to grease it up first.
So my (banana) pancake was ready to turn, so I put the turner underneath, but it wouldn't come up. It was stuck to the bottom of the pan.
So I feed Archie the little pancake bits, get a new pan, and melt a little butter in it (we don't have any oil or cooking spray). The second time was not a charm. Perhaps it was the butter? It was just a big, soggy mess.
I was not a happy camper.
Thankfully, I was able to make mashed potatoes with no issue (and they were yummy). Now I'm off to brown some ground chuck (Taco Tuesday, anyone?), so we'll see how that goes.