Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Camping At Home

Claire and I had friends arriving on Saturday morning for brunch.

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.

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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.

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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!!!

5 comments:

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Ok, you just made my WHOLE DAY!! This is fantastic!! I love that the camping stove SAVED THE DAY!!!!

Smiles all around!!

Hallie

Kevin Pellatiro said...

You sir, should win the swiss army knife award for the day. Nice save sir, nice save.

Sue said...

That was ingenious!

leighann said...

anytime you use propane indoors it's bound to be a good time.

WILLIAM said...

Did you roast marshmallows on the stove?