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Thursday, April 3, 2014

A TO Z BLOG CHALLENGE...April 3, 2014...Letter C

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Today's letter.....C


Have you ever not had a stove to cook on? I have...a couple of times. We lived in unfurnished rental houses for awhile, and there were no appliances. We did have our own furniture, and a refrigerator...just no stove.

I had to get a bit creative, to say the least. As a family of four, there comes a time, like daily, that you need to cook something. I did have a microwave...a giant one, compared to today's models. I'd cook most things in there, and the meals came out pretty good.

A really surprising cooking method I used, was on a "Stir-Crazy" popcorn popper. You remember those, don't you? It was the electric popcorn popper with the large, yellow dome. I figured that since the surface got really hot, I could use it to cook an electric skillet. There was no temperature setting, though. It worked great for fried eggs, and also, pancakes came out good cooked on there.

Another time, another house, we had the same situation. I still used the microwave and the popcorn popper, but had also acquired a "Snackmaster Sandwich Maker". We were in the big leagues, now. We got really creative using it. We could make corn dogs, pizza pockets, and even the pancakes came out fun - like puff-cakes!

Quite a while later, we did manage to get a stove, which made things easier to cook, although it is fun to remember how we 'made do' with what we had.

Next up, we needed a washing machine, because using that old-fashioned rub board in the sink was getting pretty tiresome.

Well, another story...another day...

Thank you for reading!
If you'd like to, visit my other blog for my entry on the letter C. You can find it here...

Peace, Love, & Writing


  1. Funny stuff. Necessity really is the mother of invention. Making "inconveniences" into "adventures" is the way to go. Our electricity went out once for a few days, I actually had fun using candles and trying to figure out creative ways to spend the time.
    Liz at Bead Contagion

    1. Hi, and thanks for reading! I guess using humor to get through situations such as these is the way to go. Not too much ruffles my feathers. I like to pretend I'm in the pioneer days...well, everything is a story to me. Glad you made it through the no electricity days and found some fun in it! Best wishes for you!