However, recently something funny happened. Well I found it funny, and I thought I would share it with all of you since it is cooking related.
Brent and I moved about six months ago, and now instead of an electric stove we have a gas stove/oven. We both have always had electric stoves and this was new and a bit awkward at first but now we are fairly efficient. Although I do find it annoying that I always have to look down under the pan to figure out how hot the heat is. One day we wanted to use the broiler to brown some cheese... I think I was making a frittata. Here is how the scene played out:
Me: Brent... it's not broiling.
B: What do you mean? Is the oven on?
(Why does he feel compelled to ask such questions?)
Me: Yes. There is no heating elements up at the top... its all below.
(Brent get up and inspects... just to make sure I was telling the truth)
B: Huh. You're right, there is only heat/fire under the oven where that drawer is. That's odd.
Me: Is it broken? How are we going to get gooey cheese on things if we can't broil? How am I going to be able to brown casseroles if I need too?
(To me at this point, this is clearly a sign of the Apocalypse. I'm not dramatic at all or anything.)
B: I don't know baby... I've never had one before.
Me: Well we are going to have to call [landlord's name] because this isn't going to work. I need to be able to broil.
B: I'll take a look at it later. It'll be ok.
Me: OK... I'll finish this in the toaster oven.
At this point let me clarify something. With an electric stove, there is a storage draw underneath that most people use to store pans or baking sheets.When we moved Brent asked why the baking sheets weren't under there like at the last house. My response was because it's too small and the "fire" is right there.
Do you see where this is going yet?
A few days later I decided to google about "how to broil with a gas stove" just for the hell of it. And guess what google said...
Use the drawer under the oven.
I called Brent and told him we were a couple of idiots...
Please tell me something like this has happened to some of you.