Well, huh! I discovered this afternoon that my oven isn't working - at least not the regular heating coil... the broiler works fine, and the stovetop is fine, but not the baking element. I found out when I was attempting to cook some bacon in the oven. I'm really glad it was that (which could still be cooked by doing it on the stove), and not the chocolate chip coffee cake I was planning to make - I'd have been crushed to have wasted the food.
It occurs to me that I'm not entirely sure when it stopped working - I haven't baked anything in over a week. So, I'll need to get with the landlord on that. Which always intimidates and bothers me...whenever anything breaks, I get these little comments about how the house costs more than what i pay in rent to maintenance, and she really ought to just try to sell it. To which I think - but do not say - boy, you are going to need to do a LOT more fix up than I ask for if you want to sell it... but also I am afraid of her putting us out before our intended move out this summer - and it would SUCK to need to find place short term.
Ok ok, never mind..that was whining.
Here's my (oven-free) meal plan for the week:
Sunday, Feb 13
Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato and Avocado Sandwiches
Monday, Feb 14 (Valentine's Day)
Teriyaki Chicken with Snap Peas and Carrots
(oops - this is already changed. Daughter's boyfriend (already invited for dinner and a movie - they had their date OUT yesterday) asked me if he could cook and wants to make pancakes. So pancakes it is! I am only slightly concerned because I'm not sure he actually can cook, and will need to make sure everything he needs is set up for him.)
Slow Cooker Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding Cake
(from Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker)
Tuesday, Feb 15
Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese
(oh my.... that recipe is super rich and cheesy awesomeness!)
Wednesday, Feb 16
COOK'S DAY OFF
Thursday, Feb 17
Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Friday, Feb 18
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Saturday, Feb 19
(Michael's out for the weekend)
Slow Cooker Sweet and Tangy Pot Roast
Braised Potato, Sweet Potato and Carrot Medley
Cherry Cheese Blintzes
(Note - this may get pushed back to Sunday, if we decide to eat out Saturday. Trying to dine out on Sunday evening in my town is very iffy.)
Shared with Menu Plan Monday, where every post will make you hungry!