You Sexy Thing (aka Our New Stove) | Music Monday

We thought we wouldn’t need a new stove. But upon closer inspection, it became clear that if we didn’t want to live on frozen dinners, we were going to have to take the plunge.

It was not an easy fix — moving gas lines, cutting cabinets, cutting counters. It was messy! Plus the newfangled models are pretty darn pricey. cha CHING

But here she is – our Frigidaire Professional.

Cue Music <You Sexy Thing – Hot Chocolate>

I Believe in Miracles... There You Are - You Sexy Thing!

Isn’t she beautiful? And to think I didn’t even know what a continuous grate was before I met her.

And a bread warmer? I haven’t used it yet, but I  sleep better knowing that I can.

It also has this fancy burner with a gazillion BTU’s of heat. It allows me to boil water in about the amount of time it takes to send a few tweets (which is always a good thing because it seems I’m always behind in the kitchen).

Fancy SCHMANCY!

So you all know I’m a nervous wreck in the kitchen, but I’m feeling a bit more confident with this grownup range. Between the range and some new knives, I think I’m approaching nearly competent.

I’ve made my first risotto, fried my first polenta, baked my first flourless brownies, roasted my first brussel sprouts (mmmm), tried and succeeded with tempeh, and sauteed lots of veggies.

My First Risotto <stir baby stir>

AMAZING flourless (aka black bean) brownies - Recipe Courtesy @Spabettie

That’s not to say there hasn’t been some kitchen conflict. There has. But those juicy details will have to wait for another day.

For now I will say that I’m digging our sexy little stove – I’m almost feeling ready to don my cool apron from The Hip Hostess.

How about you? Are you confident or hesitant in the kitchen?