Buns of (stainless) Steel

I got a new (to me) stove this weekend. Hip, hip, hooray! My oven stopped working three weeks ago and it is NOT easy to find something everyone will eat that you can cook on a stove top night after night after night.

The new (to me) on cleaned up really well, just take a gander at this polished beauty:

The old one looked like this:

Use your imagination here because I forgot to take a picture of it and now it’s in the garage against the wall & I can’t get to it. Just picture in your head a 25 year old white, battered and beaten gas range that had the extra benefit of being disgustingly filthy. Now let that picture go, because it will just make you ill to see it anymore. I know it did me.

A couple weeks ago the ol’ white pieceofcrap stove started acting up. When you turned on the oven, it did this crazy, useless thing: Instead of lighting and heating up, it filled the house with gas. Nifty, right? So Fishboy was going to buy a new one; however, there isn’t anyone out there in the entire world who has a tighter grip on his wallet than Fishboy. So he found this baitandswitch cheap range at a store, but no stock. They were unable to convince him to upgrade, so they gave him a two week lead time. After one week, it became two weeks from that date. After the second week, it became three weeks from this new date. I was going insane!!! So I went on CL and found one that met his criteria (black and stainless to match our micro and fridge and super cheap). I don’t know why, but it makes my tiny kitchen look so much bigger to me!

First thing I did was bake in it. I’ve had this giveaway I needed to do, but it required baking. So early Sunday morning I baked cinnamon rolls! “With today’s hectic schedules, leisurely mornings and breakfast with the family are difficult to come by. Luckily, Sundays present the perfect opportunity to reconnect and share a delicious breakfast together.”

Pillsbury and MyBlogSpark provided me with a gift pack that included a VIP coupon for Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls (although I went with Grands Cinnabon instead) as well as a photo album to help keep my family’s sweet Sunday morning memories close at hand. Yesterday was the Sunday morning of the “evil Daylight Savings-ness” and my family was still asleep while I baked and made some fancy-shmancy coffee in my press. I love the new range so much, I may just put it’s picture in the album instead of my family. It wasn’t long until everyone started streaming into the kitchen once the waft of baking cinnamon reached their rooms!

Your chance to win:

If you would like to win a Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls gift pack that includes a VIP coupon for Pillsbury Orange Sweet Rolls (or the rolls of your choice) as well as a photo album (pictured on right) to help keep your family’s sweet Sunday morning memories close at hand all you need to do is leave me a comment about your favorite Sunday morning activity. Contest ends at midnight PST on Friday, March 19th (yep it’s a quicky). Be sure to leave a valid email!

On a side note, do you see how in the that picture of the album turned out? I put a picture of baby Chewbacca with a hot dog in her mouth in the album, but I didn’t notice until I went to crop the picture that Chewbacca herself (all growed up *sigh*) was peeking out the front door while I was clicking! It is sweetness, isn’t ?

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14 Comments

  1. Mar

    When we lived in the hidious fall home rental, we had a nasty stove / oven that I refused to use. It was either the electric skillet or the BBQ grill. I feel your pain and am glad you found something new :)

    I haven’t had orange rolls in years. My daddy used to make them for me when I was little!
    .-= Mar´s last blog ..Overload. =-.

  2. We used to always go out to breakfast on Sundays. At a restaurant where a guy that I like worked. Am now thinking I need to go back there soon.
    .-= angela´s last blog .. =-.

  3. Jennifer

    My favorite Sunday morning activity has to be reading the comics, LOL.

  4. Kyle

    My favorite activity was coming over every Sunday to watch football. Also I should automatically win cause I helped move and install the oven :)

  5. My favorite Sunday morning activity is driving for forty minutes. Meeting my daughter and grandson and having breakfast at our favorite restaurant.
    Glad you like the new stove. We got new appliances when we moved in here.
    .-= Grampy´s last blog ..All About Kids =-.

  6. Our Sunday morning’s are crazy hectic, the kids and I drive to church about 30 min away. And it always includes a stop at the gas station for pop tarts and juice! Does that count? lol
    And then Sunday afternoons include a stop at my mom’s:)
    .-= thepsychobabble´s last blog ..Homosexuality, Sunday School and Failure =-.

  7. I hate it when an appliance quits working, but it’s so nice to get a new one! As for my favorite Sunday activity, it would have to be sleeping in! I do enjoy the quietness of a Sunday morning after getting out of bed and sitting with a cup of coffee.
    .-= Lynne´s last blog ..Kreated By Karen =-.

  8. Can my favorite Sunday morning activity be sleeping in? My toddler won’t actually allow that! We tend to have a nice leisurely Sunday morning usually. Sometimes hubby will make breakfast and we’ll make fun plans for the day :)
    .-= Becki´s last blog ..Random Tuesday Thoughts =-.

  9. I think a nice clean stove is very important when cooking meals.A really good one can effectively liven up the kitchen. I’m glad to see you enjoying your new ware.

  10. Awww cute puppy! I would love to have a gas range. I have no love whatsoever for my stove. It’s kinda evil in fact.

  11. Congrats on the new stove. I don’t think it counts as my favorite thing to do, but I usually spend Sunday mornings at the grocery store.
    .-= Anne´s last blog ..My Cell Phone Hates Me, or Maybe It Hates My Friends =-.

  12. Awww, such a cute picture!! I’ve never had orange rolls…sounds yummy.

    My favorite Sunday activity is reading. Seriously. I relish the down time.
    .-= Chelsea @Someday I’ll Learn´s last blog ..Adventures in Drywall =-.

  13. You wrote friday, the 18th, but friday is the 19th, so I’m not sure if this entry will count, but on Sunday mornings, my girls and I make a batch of pancakes, and we all eat as a family. We call it “pancake sunday”. Corny, I know, but it’s family time, and that is what is important!
    .-= jenn´s last blog ..Sex On Fire =-.

  14. I love Sunday morning breakfast. It is my favorite time of the day. We all sit around and have a “sweet” breakfast like crepes, pancakes, etc…but tomorrow is eggs bennie since it’s the hubby’s birthday and it is what he requested!
    .-= Randa @ The Bewitchin’ Kitchen´s last blog ..Wedding Wednesday: Whiten Your Teeth for Photos (GO SMiLE Giveaway) =-.

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