Monday, March 12, 2012

Now We're Cooking with Wood--Again!

Marjorie the Margin Gem is now installed!  We got her all connected on Friday night, and fired her up at 9:45 p.m. Central Standard Time.  I turned off the electric water heater at about 9:30, we used up the water it was holding with a bath and a load of towels, and we have had wood-heated hot water ever since. 

We've been so busy with speech contest, church and family activities, and our jobs that the only meal that we had been home for over the weekend was Sunday breakfast.  I woke up too late for anything more than a quick bite of toast, however, so this morning's breakfast was the first meal that I cooked on her.  Tonight's supper was the second meal.  It was just take-and-bake pizza since I had a township trustees' meeting tonight, so it really wasn't blog-worthy.

There is a great deal that I want to document here, but I only have time to share a few pics tonight.  Rest assured, however, that more information will be coming.

Marjorie the Margin Gem cookstove in place and in operation.

The Margin Gem's maiden meal: French Toast.

The first pan of chocolate chip cookies.  Note how evenly they were cooked,
even though I did not turn them while they were baking.  Three are conspicuously absent
because I forgot to take the picture until I had already removed three from the cookie sheet.
Oops!  You can tell that I'm not used to recording my daily activities with a camera.

So far, we are both pleased, but it sure has taken some getting used to.  Operating this stove is a lot different than operating our old Qualified.  I promise to give a detailed account as soon as possible, but this teacher has to get to bed because we have parent-teacher conferences tomorrow, and I'd better be bright eyed and bushy tailed for them.

1 comment:

  1. Yea! Very exciting, and a long time coming. Welcome home, Marjorie!