So, on July 10, the CO detectors in our house went off. Fifteen minutes passed, and they were still sounding. We called the non-emergency line, and they told us to turn off the stove, evacuate the house and the fire department would be on their way. This was just after 11:00pm. We didn’t get back into the house until just after 1:00am. Now, we were lucky. The stove was the culprit. The STOVE?!?! How am I supposed to batch cook?!?? Did I mention how lucky we were?
Anyway, weekly batch cooking helps me with my AIP lifestyle, so I had to figure out some ways to prepare meals so I wouldn’t be caught UNprepared.
I broke out the crock pots, the electric griddle, the rotisserie, and of course, the microwave is always useful. The first thing we did was buy a whole chicken for the rotisserie. TASTY! The electric griddle came in handy for my sweet potato hash. That was friggin’ delicious!
Bottom line is I had to continue to be creative without an oven. It’s doable and shouldn’t derail any meal plan that you’re on.
We just had our new oven installed earlier this past week, and when I tell you I wanted to start cooking immediately, I mean it! Over the weekend, I did my first batch cooking since our stove was condemned. It felt so good to prepare all of our food for the week.
Cassava flour tortillas, fresh cherries, fresh pineapple, Avocado Carob Bars, guacamole, turkey meatballs, Coconut Chicken Curry, cauliflower rice, collards, fresh mushroom and chicken sauté, cabbage/ground beef stuff and fresh grapes! All AIP approved!