We were going to make fresh baked cranberry muffins and Shrimp & Corn Grits.
Claire woke up, put together the muffins and baked them perfectly. They were beautiful and really good.
My job was to create the Shrimp and Corn Grits.
I started cooking. It was not working. The stove had little to no power.
I could not even melt butter.
Turns out the power company said that we have a "Phase Out".
I have guests arriving in 15 mins and now I have a "Phase Out". No appliances can run. The heater is out. The stove top is not working. The fridge is dead in the water.
I have Shrimp and Corn Grits to make. Crap.
Earlier this year, Claire and I won a drawing over at Wonderful World of Weiners.
We won a bunch of camping equipment including a machete, wind-proof lighter, knife, flashlights, multi-gas coffee pot and a camp stove.
We are watching the stove...nothing is happening.
We are watching the clock...it is ticking.
Claire says, "Hey, wait. Don't we have that really awesome camp stove and a small propane tank?"
Sure enough, we have that wonderful camp stove. I pull out the box...it is still packed in the original shipping box...and assemble it.
First words that appear on the stove when you open the box?
DO NOT USE INDOORS
We did anyway. And the camp fire Shrimp and Corn Grits were awesome!!!