The fridge is currently living in our foyer. There is no table next to it. I’ve taken to opening up the door, placing my glass on the shelf and pouring my drink into it while the door is open. And this isn’t like water I’m talking about here. This is cranberry juice and ginger ale, two drinks that are sure to make a freaking mess if – no, when the glass tips or I drop the bottle. Or both. With my track record, it's bound to happen.
And then, just to mess with the ones in charge of all things me, I’ve moved our second toaster oven - and yes, we have two - to the tiny table next to the couch. The light oatmeal colored couch. And tonight, I balanced my dish trader Joe’s lasagna on the arm of the white couch while I pulled my garlic bread out. Lasagna which is primarily red sauce, in a dish prime for spilling on the arm of a light oatmeal couch while I opened the toaster oven door requiring me to let go of the dish and move my arms wildly next to the dish and the couch and the impending disaster.
The good news is that nothing happened.
Until I sat down and my desk - since my desk is serving as my dining room table because it is currently a storage/kitchen table - and proceeded to dump a sizable chunk of lasagna onto my keyboard. I’d tell you not to tell Husband all of the above but, a) he reads this blog and, b) odds are good he already knows. He cleaned my computer last week when he was installing my new battery. I’m doomed.
On another note, I was thinking of writing a book call ‘Things You Can Cook in a Toaster Oven’ but then I thought, that book probably already exists. I checked and it does! Actually more than one book about things to cook in a toaster oven exists. Who knew? There's this one and this one and, for all you still interested, this one which might be a winner for the discerning chef.
So now I’m thinking about writing a book called ‘Things I Have Mastered Cooking in My Toaster Oven That Husband Won’t Eat’. That might just be too long of a title. And it's not actually factual. He did eat my lovely Christmas dinner of steak, rice and coleslaw where I not only used the toaster oven but also used the rice cooker to make the meal. We only have two working outlets so a third hot item at the same time was impossible, hence our side dish of coleslaw.
It was delicious, by the way.
Also going in my book, breakfast and dessert. I can make a real mean breakfast with just a tortilla, shredded cheese and some type of leftovers chopped up inside. Today’s breakfast, left over steak, cheese, tomatoes and my new favorite condiment Honey Mustard Dijon. Just 10min on 400 in the toaster oven and breakfast is served. I know all you foodies are cringing but it was yummy.
I followed breakfast with a toaster oven dessert; cookies baked to perfection - if perfection is mushy in the middle and crispy on the outside. Of course, with no prep space, no clean up space, no oven that will fit a baking sheet, readymade cookies is all I’ve got to work with. And yes, I did balance the plate of chocolate chip cookies on the arm of the light oatmeal sofa.
I told you, I'm doomed.