|Morning, April 1, 2014|
Nature played a snowy joke.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
by Callie on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
It's not an April Fools...it really snowed.
And then the power went off.
Which was a neat thing because I got to make stew
on the wood stove.
The stew was really good even if the house had a bit of a scorched smell.
I filled the dutch oven too full of liquid
and then built the fire up too high.
I have great admiration for the women
who had to cook using wood, coal, etc.
They were very skilled
in knowing how to build and judge the fire temperature.
There are lots of ways people used to test
the oven temperatures before thermometers.
Well, at least I came up with a few when I Googled.
I like least the idea of putting my hand in the oven
and counting how long I could stand to leave my hand inside.
I liked best the idea of sprinkling some flour in the oven
and counting how long it took to brown.
I think I'll stick to my gas cooktop
and/or the top of my wood stove when needed
or for fun.