Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cooking with my Oval

Not a great picture, but should be able to get the gist of it. I got DH an indoor foot operated log splitter! You pump it with your foot, it forces the wedge into the wood and VOILA! Split wood or kindling if you so desire.

Fits perfectly under the wood stove when not in use.

I'm going to build a twin section wood box outta pine next week, one side to store kindling and the other for larger pieces for cooking and heating. The splitter makes life easy in a pinch I can get the size I need.

I bought two lifters for the stove, glad I did! Makes life easier when I want to get at the firebox quickly and to adjust the damper. GUESS WHAT! My cast iron Wok fits perfectly over the firebox when you remove the lid. The seal is as tight with the wok as with the lid in place!

I made lazy lasagna tonight on the cook stove. This is a picture of it, just outta the oven and being served up. I moved the rack up and was able to broil the top after it was baked. Tea water boiling beside it, and more on the go as I type.

I'm thinking the electric stove/oven is becoming a glorified clock! Might even become a bread box in the near future. I'm so excited about the water jacket, it seems to be working very well. I guess we'll know when the hydro bill comes next month. I know we are saving on oil, if all goes well we won't be needing anymore this season.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

and a good time was had by all...

Christmas morning hugging at Lee's house!

An outdoor arrangement that I made...taken before the snow!

Our new kitten, Baxter, that we rescued.....$300 later and the vet throws in a little christmas scarf.......
Annie helping with a batch of peppermint patties...

Christmas dinner with my was delicious and really fun!

We had a really lovely, quiet Christmas. It goes by so fast tho! Cheers!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dec 1st..let the holiday rumpus begin!

Kate and Cass....random photo unrelated to my post:)

Lee here....We have snow on the ground and are listening to my all time favorite Christmas cd :) I like to wait till Dec 1 to play Christmas music, start making cookies and crafts, break out the decorations etc....anything before that and its just too much.