Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Why Old People Don’t Want To Change Things

Why Old People Don’t Want to Change Things 

I have hated my propane stovetop for the entire 15 years we have lived in this house. Knowing, after years of experience, that things are seldom as simple and easy as you think and always cost more than you planned, I finally decided to change the stovetop and change it to an electric.  Great. You go to Home Depot, buy the stovetop and make an appointment for them to install it after researching whether an induction stovetop is better. (No, it’s not because all my good Calphalon cookware would not work on an induction top and I would have to replace it.) Next we have an electrician ($$$)come out and check the wiring to make sure it is appropriate for the stovetop. (It is.) So the technician comes and announces that there are problems. 1. The old stove has a downdraft but the new one does not which may present a code violation when we go to sell the house. 2. There needs to be a trim to go around the edge of the opening to support the new stovetop but we can order the appropriate trim from the GE website.  He leaves and we will have to reschedule (and repay) when we have the appropriate trim. Fine, except that when JMM goes to the GE website to order the trim, he finds in big red letters that the trim is NOT FOR SUPPORT OF THE STOVETOP.  The website says that GE suggests installing wooden support strips. Do I see a carpenter in my near future. Or shall I put the damn stovetop back in the box and take it back to Home Depot for a refund? At least the old top had one useful burner. aaarrrggghhh. 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

October Menu

October Menu

1.  Chicken-Rice Bake, lettuce
2.  Cutlets, GMP, GB
3.  Leftovers 
4.  Out
5.  Bacon Sandwiches, Oven Fries
6.  Slow Cooker Chicken Stew with Sausage and White Beans
7.  Baked Cod/Salmon, GMP, Peas 
8.  Oven BBQ Chicken, Beans, Cucumber 
9.  HB Pie
10. Leftovers 
11. Out
12. Macaroni and Cheese, Corn, Tomatoes 
13. Schwan’s 
14. Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Veggie Tray
15. Chicken Tenders, GMP, Cabbage 
16. Schwan’s 
17. Leftovers 
18. Out 
19. Scrambled Eggs, Canadian Bacon, Toast 
20. Slow Cooker Cassoulet 
21. Baked Fish, GMP, Lettuce
22. Schwan’s 
23. Pizza
24. Leftovers 
25. Out
26. CB Hash, CSC, Cucumber 
27. Schwan’s
28. Fried Shrimp, FF, Coleslaw 
29. Schwan’s 
30. Spaghetti and Meatballs, Lettuce 
31. Leftovers