In spite of my good intentions of keeping out of the shops on Black Friday Weekend as it now seems to be called, (Amazing how they can stretch one day into three. Is it just me or is this getting a touch silly?) I have a feeling that we might actually have to venture to the shops after all this weekend, on account of the fact that our fan oven gave up the ghost on Friday, between batches of minced pies.
This was most annoying, not to mention inconvenient, especially as the second batch had to be thrown away which seemed very wasteful. Fortunately, I'd earlier put our chicken casserole in the slow cooker, so at least we had a good meal that evening. I suppose it could have been worse. It could have broken on Christmas Day or Eve when replacing it would have been virtually impossible. Assuming that is, that we will be able to take delivery of another one before then.
The menu plan has, needless to say, gone out of the window and will need rejigging over the next few days to account for our predicament. I can see lots of slow cooked food and stove top cooked food being dished up this coming week. I'm hoping this is the third and last electrical failure this year. First was OH's laptop a few months ago, which started smoking and incidentally hasn't yet been returned or replaced. Second, was my all singing and dancing new iron which still needs sending back to the manufacturer and now the oven. We're having a bad run. They say things come in threes.
I'm trying to look on the positive side. At least I won't have to clean the oven in the run up to Christmas!