Several days ago our oven went out on us. It was an old stove and this is a rental, so I suppose it was only a matter of time. We thought we’d have the new stove today. We went out and got some lunch meat and a few microwave meals to tide us over.
We have actually felt sick from eating the microwave meals. I guess we got so used to eating real food that’s all fresh and prepared at mealtime that this is just throwing us off. Gas, stomach aches and feeling generally “bleck” have been the norm for the last couple of days.
Today the new stove got delivered. Yay, right? Nope. It’s broken. It was a floor model and apparently the digital controls are shot, so we don’t dare to use it, since it all runs of that control panel. Now we have to wait until Sunday to get another one. That means 3 more days of eating garbage. I am VERY unhappy.
We don’t have a hotplate or anything, so other than the microwave and toaster, we really don’t have a way to cook. We have a small electric grill, but we can’t cook vegetables on that. I don’t know what we’re going to eat. I suppose we could buy canned vegetables and microwave them, but we haven’t bought canned goods in many months.
It actually blows my mind how sick we’ve felt eating “nukeables” for just two days. We have no energy, our stomachs hurt, and it tastes pretty lousy too. How did we ever live on this stuff? If it makes us feel this bad in two days, what were we doing to our bodies for all those years? I shudder to think, and now I wonder how other people can live on food that comes out of cans and freezer sections.
I can’t wait to get back to fresh foods and cooking, but I have no idea what to do in the meantime. We’re not big on eating a lot of raw veggies, and Eric actually can’t. I’m struggling to think of ways to make vegetables since some can’t be done in the microwave, and that’s not exactly the best way to cook things anyway. I never realized how much I loved that stove until we didn’t have one. I’ll be super grateful when we have one again.