Sunday, September 7, 2008

You say Aga, I say Frigidaire, and we're not calling anything off!

In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Nesbitt’s Aga I feature our Frigidaire. Please forgive my pitiful paraphrase of Fred Astaire's "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off."

Not that I'm a jump-up-and-down fan of an electric stove, but it came with the apartment. And we put it to the best use we can.

Here's our dinner from last Thursday night. Corn on the cob, steamed broccoli, sauteed Walla Walla sweet onions and yellow squash and zucchini, and browned already-fully-cooked boneless smoked pork chops.

Look closely and you can see the steam coming from the Dutch oven and the boiler which I had removed from the eye of the stove--I didn't want the broccoli to get mushy.

I should have paid similar attention to the sauteed veggies--I over-salted them. I have to take responsibility for that, but I did have a new box of sea salt which for a novice sea-salt-user like me takes some practice. Since I ruined it, it seems fitting that I didn't get it in focus in this photo.
See Mama's cute little had in the upper left of the photo? She's digging in, ready to enjoy it all--then she tasted the veggies. I've learned my lesson.

Finally, I want to encourage the curious and the creative--that would be all of y'all--to click on the link to Mrs. Nesbitt's blog so that you can read about the Aga. Then, for all of you pet lovers out there, look on the right side of the blog for the photo of the German shepherd on the beach--it's the link to Wilma's blog. Wilma is the German shepherd, Mrs. Nesbitt is her mummy.

Now, I'm off to NASCAR where the Hanna-delayed race is about to begin in Richmond, Virginia. Go Junior!


mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! Am well honoured here Lynette...and hungry too!

Now what shall I have to eat?


Lynette said...

Thanks, Mrs. Nesbitt, for inspiring my post today. I know you've got loads of good food to pick from--you won't go hungry for long!

WendyB said...

I just tried to lick the corn off my screen.

PJ said...

Those europeans and their euro-styled appliances...Grrrrr ;>)

Looks great, when's supper time?

George Townboy said...

I'm starving now.

Denton said...

My first thought was, goodness that is a lot of corn on the cob. Then when I saw your second photo I changed my mind. As good as it looked you need to cook more corn on the cob next time.

Enjoyed your word play with Fred Astaire's "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off."

Chris said...

I should have come to your house for dinner today! ;-)

Meead S. said...

Mouth watering. It looks delicous.

brian said...

Great photos, and mouth watering indeed... i think Martha Stewart (or someone) says that you can put sliced potatoes in an over-salted dish and it'll soak up the salt! Not sure how well it works, but i heard that somewhere!

Neva said...

Love the photo....and I love th blog world of learning!

kouji said...

that corn looks so good. :O