I’ve Got Gas…In a Good Way!

Any of you that have read my blog even sporadically over the past few months, a) thank you – I probably would have stopped altogether in December when I was such a lousy poster; and b) you obviously know how excited I am to have our gas back!! I must have mentioned my frustration with our lack of gas…oh just about every other post for 6 months.

I thought it only appropriate to welcome our oven/stove back into the family in a manner which adequately expressed how much I missed it… by baking muffins!

I used this recipe and made Banana Nut Muffins after being inspired by Ashley’s muffins. I used Truvia instead of white sugar and they tasted great. I only made about 6 muffins, but I must say that it was a brilliant start.

No longer will said oven/stove gather dust in the kitchen corner. No longer will I fake my way through dinner on a hot pot. No longer will the microwave play a significant role in my daily life. I vow to bake casseroles, muffins, bread, chicken and dessert like there is no tomorrow.

Anyone got some good recipes to send my way for an amazing reunion with our oven? It’s almost like a long-lost friend has finally come home.

Oh and btw – I know it sounds absurd that we did not have gas in our apartment from umm July 2010 – January 3, 2011, but we live in a co-op. Do you know what co-op really means…Do It Yourself. Oh yes. There is no management company to blame or landlord I can shake my fist at. Our apartment is self-managed. Meaning that the  14 other apartments and hubby and I are responsible for initiating repairs to the building. I haven’t been too involved in the whole gas issue, our co-op board and hubby have been handling it, but from what I hear it’s pretty tough to find good contractors in the city and we had some extensive work that needed to be done. At this point, I’m just happy it’s back at all!!

Eleven is my lucky number and I’m thinking that surely this is just the start of good things to come in 2011!

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7 responses to “I’ve Got Gas…In a Good Way!

  1. That is a crazy amount of time to go without. But… I mean… at least you didn’t have to deal with a gas bill? 🙂
    Yet another reason why I’m happy I’m not a homeowner just yet (or living in a co-op!). Not ready to deal with such issues if it means doing more than making a call.

  2. SOOO glad you have gas again!! hehe. that just sounds weird. I would definitely go on a baking/cooking frenzy if I were you too 🙂

  3. Glad your gas is back on Linds! I needed an easy meal last night and I found this before leaving work so I tried it and Kevin loved it. I used a little more cheese than it called for (he loves moz cheese) and I used fresh broccoli instead of spinach. I steamed the broccoli first so it was a little tender before baking. Go to http://www.kraftrecipes.com and it is the Chicken Penne Florentine Bake. Have fun cooking again 🙂

  4. Yay!! I cannot imagine having to go THAT LONG! Definitely sounds like you are off to a good start of showing you oven how happy you are to have it. 🙂
    Good for you for making some healthy muffins….. I may have made chocolate chip cookies first. LOL

  5. Your photo of the muffins looks devine… reminscent of our cupcake adventure some years back! Maybe 2011 can be the rebirth of such a endevour… although maybe we should throw a run in beforehand.
    xo.

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