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Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using.
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Friday, August 19, 2011

My New Kitchen Purchases

I have often bragged about my Jenn-Air range with the interchangeable cartridges and extra capacity oven.  Don't get me wrong as I really love that range but with the sale of this house and moving on I have decided on moving on with ranges as well.  I grew up cooking with natural gas.  That's the only thing I knew back then besides a charcoal grill.  Over the years I have learned to cook on electric, wood and a variety of other fuels.  My beloved Jenn-Air will not fit the alotted space and it's white which worked well for this kitchen but not my new kitchen.  So yesterday we went shopping and spend just a bit more than anticipated but I have a new gas range for my kitchen.  The gas range is heavy duty so I will no longer have to worry about the canner.  It is a 5 burner Whirlpool gas range of which I will talk about more once delivered and set up.  I wanted dual fuel with gas cook top and electric oven but apparently those are falling out of favour so I went with all gas.  One of my kids is taking the Jenn-Air so I can visit.  At any rate so I'm happy to be going back to natural gas cooking. Using natural gas is about a third of the price of electricity so we will be saving right off the bat.

We also bought a new dishwasher because clearly the one in the house is not what we want.  Call me a snob but the existing dishwasher had to go.  We also went with Whirlpool rather than my coveted Bosch but I have my reasons for doing so of which I will discuss when then new dishwasher is installed.  We also bought a really cute bar stool breakfast set for the kitchen and a new dining room set.  Tomorrow we get to deal with the wonderful (aka friend) salesmen for our new bedroom furniture.  That's going to take a bit more but at least we have kitchen and dining room set for the move that is in less than two weeks!

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