We got a pretty new oven! Our kitchen is a joyous, cookie baking, lemonade making place to hang…and dance…and sing. It’s also pretty darn old and in need of some serious upgrades and by upgrades I mean a complete overhaul. But please leave the giant wine fridge. We put it where the refrigerator used to be because well, priorities. I digress. Back to the oven.
The oven hasn’t consistently heated food for a while now which makes for quite the adventure when trying to time dinner and not sicken my family with undercooked poultry. Luckily our anniversary rolled around, and being knee deep in our home sweet adobe home honey do list, we decided that a new oven was in order for celebrating 4 years of marital bliss. Step one is Demo and Prep and, of course, a Home Depot run with our head designer.
Already this whole blogging thing is teaching me so much. For one, I’m going to have to up my renovation wardrobe game because pics like this just won’t do. Also, for pete’s sake, I need real safety goggles because using my sunglasses is just embarrassing.
Our old oven was an original 1960’s vintage and when we removed it, we found these charming instructions to “Mr. Installer.” Our new oven is smaller which required us to do a little resizing and repainting of the oven nook. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to holding my breath when the installers arrived but turns out our measurements were spot on and our shiny new oven looks pretty good if I must say so myself. Now all that’s left to do is relearn how to use a convection oven with accurate temperature output because tonight’s chicken was most certainly not up to our happy kitchen standards.