My oven was well used over the Christmas holidays since I did a lot of cooking and baking. Some of it Primal, some not. Don't worry, I didn't fall off the wagon. I intentionally jumped off and decided to run along side for a while. This was our second Christmas after switching to Primal Blueprint living. That first Christmas we kept things very Primal.
Due to our Polish heritage, we celebrate Christmas Eve with a traditional Wigilia. (Pronounce the W as a V and you've got it). This is a big Polish Catholic dinner that is considered meatless, but fish is allowed and usually severed in several preparations (don't ask me, I didn't come up with the rules).
Among the dessert choices were jam-filled Polish butter cookies called kolaczki and sugar cookies that the kids made and decorated.
Wondering what all of this has to do with small appliance cooking? Well, during my holiday cooking and baking frenzy an idea took hold: perhaps it's time to replace my 20 year old, coil-burner range with a new double-oven, smooth top range. After a week of contemplating this idea I learned that my niece's oven caught fire and she was going to need to replace it on a budget. I took this as a sign. I offered her our old range and ordered a new one. Win-win! She picked up the old range yesterday but our new one isn't due to arrive for 2 weeks.
So I've dusted off our small appliance cookware and look forward to a couple of weeks of experimenting with Primal cooking without a range. Given the number of small kitchen appliances we've collected over the years what concerns me most is not figuring out how to make do without a range, but that by the time the new range arrives I'll wonder why I even need it.