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My oven is broken

It’s an 18-month-old oven, okay, heavily used, but not abused. (Though not clean, but any means.) I made crackers the other day and after HOURS they still hadn’t gotten crisp. Thinking that I had badly botched the oil to flour ratio — and frankly wondering about my sanity if I could botch it THAT BADLY — I reached into the oven to touch a cracker and noticed that it wasn’t hot. Just kinda warm.

This is bad. I bake a lot.

But this week, it’s worse than usual. The BFF’s birthday is today. I had this super-elaborate cake planned. Plus braised lamb shanks for dinner, with a quinoa salad. Can’t do that now! I spent the morning revising the menu in my head and I’ve managed, I think, to come up with something suitable that do3esn’t involve the oven. Though it does involve a store-bought Oreo crust.

I’m not sure whether to be embarassed or proud of myself?

What’s more… I have a neighbor coming over for dinner on Thursday and friends who just bought a house coming on Friday. There’s only so much pasta one woman can serve!

And here’s the thing that you’re going to laugh at me about — I don’t know who to call. I mean, “Over repair guy” isn’t in the phone book. I have no idea where this stove was purchased from. I feel certain it must still be under warantee, but the usually hyper-organized husband didn’t quite manage back when we were moving in to keep track of all the papers/manuals/warantee slips.

I feel like I’m losing some points in the Martha Stewart competition here.

Categories: birthday, food
  1. May 13, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    What kind of oven is it? You could always call Best Buy or someplace similar and cross your fingers.

    You’re welcome to use mine, if you need to.

  2. Charmed
    May 14, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Sears is always good for appliance repair.

  3. aguane
    May 14, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Call an “appliance repair” shop.

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