Well, nothing from the oven tonight, that's for sure! LOL
The guys showed up with our new range just after 9 a.m., but when they pulled out the old one they discovered we have an "old" outlet and plug and said that would have to be changed. Geeze, it's worked fine ever since we've been in the house...and nothing like that was said when we bought the last range. So, they re-plugged the old range in and pushed it back. They did not leave the new range behind as we have no place to put it (other than the front yard - hahaha).
Fletch ran out to Home Depot and bought the correct outlet. Rob, our electrician neighbor came over just before dinner. Turns out, our outlet and plug are just fine. With our panel and set up in the basement, we are safe. We will just need to use the cable from the old stove.
Called Home Depot to reschedule delivery and I am so amazed (and happy) that it will be delivered tomorrow!! Rob will come back over tonight, remove the cable and plug from the current range and he will be back over tomorrow night to install that cable and plug on the new range and get it all set up.
Whew! It pays to have an electrician as a friend. We typically pay Rob with a case of beer - you can't beat that price!
So what is for dinner tonight? Fletch will grill wings and I will make (earlier in the day) a pasta salad with veggies and a cucumber salad. Colin is coming over and it will be good to see him again.
But here is a recipe I made earlier this week. I know I've shared with recipe with some of you individually, but not on the blog. It is:
Slow Cooker Lentil "Sloppy Joes"
- 1 Cup finely chopped carrots
- 1 Cup finely chopped mushrooms
- 1 Cup finely chopped onion
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 1/2 Cup lentils
- 1/2 Cup quinoa
- 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
- 1/2 C ketchup
- 2 TBS maple syrup
- 2 TBS hot sauce
- 2 TBS mustard
- 1 TBS chili powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- Salt & Pepper
- 3-4 Cups vegetable broth
Add all to the slow cooker, stir to combine and cook on high 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 hours.
Nothing could be simpler! And it is tasty. And, it makes a lot. Good news: the leftovers are tasty - even cold and it freezes really well.
On the work front, things are shaking out a bit. I will now be supporting 4 Presidents instead of 3. It really does not mean a whole lot of extra work (though there may be more conference calls which I really dislike...) as it is the same amount of business I support currently. It is just that Bill's world is being divided into two parts. We'll see how it all works out once the new fiscal year starts in October.
Today, however, will be busy. I've got my usual Thursday reports I need to run and then I have a conference call (oh joy!) at 10 a.m. The plan is to relax after that and begin to ease into the weekend.