Sunday, March 21, 2010

Broken oven!

I know I haven't posted here for a while, but I had some good reasons.

One of the reasons was because we took a very short vacation. This is significant because we haven't actually had a vacation in seven years!

But, of course, drama must ensue.

The week before we left, our oven broke. The stovetop still worked, but the heating element in the oven was completely broken. Not only that, maintenance had to order the part. So I was stuck having to cook food for a trip with no oven.

What's an SCD girl to do?

Well, Pecanbread came to the rescue! I couldn't make my son's favorite almond butter brownies, so instead I used the nut butter pancake recipe found here.

I'll post it below for the peeps too lazy to click the link:

by Caroline

1 tablespoon nut butter
1 whole egg
2 egg yolks
dash of baking soda

Of course, I had to adapt this into traveling food proportions.

So I used a 16 oz jar of almond butter and 20 eggs, along with a teaspoon or so of baking soda and a teaspoon or so of salt. And then I cooked a stack of flapjacks like you have never seen!

All went well with the recipe, but they turned out kinda bland. Still, though, I will definitely tinker with this further in the future, and served with honey, they were pretty good. I will definitely make these again.

Other than that, well, I live in Los Angeles, so I fired up the grill and cooked six pounds of hamburgers to take with us. I also had three or four pounds of leftover chicken in the refrigerator, so I made a chicken salad with olive oil, vinegar, and SCD legal spices.

I brought the normal veggies and grape juice jello to round it all out. So the trip was saved.

I was very much hoping to post my almond butter biscotti recipe, but I need to make it again. In fact, I was going to make them to take with us on our trip, but because of the oven fiasco, that wasn't possible.

Thanks for hanging in there, my darling readers! :)


Gluten-Free Casualty said...

Oh no! I don't know what I'd do if my oven broke! Good thinking on your part!

I hope you had a good vacation and got some probably much needed rest!


Anonymous said...

Grape juice jello is the best! I virtually lived on it when I started the SCD.

The SCD changed my life. I hardly remember I have Crohn's anymore! I just began a blog on my SCD journey. Feel free to check it out!

Caitlin said...

I hope your oven is fixed by now. It is so hard to go without one, especially SCD-ing. And I'm sure, it was hard to go without a vacation all those years. I hope you had a wonderful time.

Susan said...

Hi Caitlin,

The oven was repaired the day we returned, thank goodness!

Thank you for your lovely comment. It was a wonderful trip, and we are definitely planning to do it again soon. :)