Thursday, May 14, 2015

Given the State of my Oven does my Dishwasher really Surprise You?

Homemade Pizza-600Tonight I made pizza dough from scratch. No, it’s not ground hog day. Last week I baked Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. But, the fact that I baked two times in one week (two more times than I’ve baked in the past 43 years), might make you feel like you’re tuning into an episode of The Twilight Zone. We wouldn’t want that so I’m not going to share the story of my amazing pizza (with a few hiccups of course) because just as I opened up the oven door in the hopes that I’d be enveloped by the aroma of all things tasty, this happened.

Instead, I’m going to share with you a story that won’t make you have to cover your ears.

If you’ve never seen a picture of my oven (this one was taken in Mexico but the one in Canada gets about as much use), you should start here. If you’re surprised then you’re definitely not stopping by here enough.

And so the story begins last week when Mike and Sue* came over for a visit. After living beside us for seven years and keeping up with our blog, not much surprises them. Or so they thought.

We spent the hour reconnecting after four months (in case you didn’t know, we winter in Mexico and if you didn’t know, where have you been!?), eating snacks and enjoying some libations. Being the good host that I am, I offered Sue her choice of beverages from our wine cellar.

I’ll never forget her face or the sound of her laughter.

Dishwasher is a Wine Cellar

Doesn’t your Dishwasher Serve as a Wine Cellar?

*For the past seven years, I’ve been suggesting that their names might have been changed to protect their identity but let’s be real.

Note that after five years of owning the dishwasher, we’ve never actually used it for it’s intended purpose. So why did we buy it you ask? Well, to serve as additional counter space of course (it’s a portable dishwasher).

31 thoughts on “Given the State of my Oven does my Dishwasher really Surprise You?

  1. René

    That would be a lovely surprise next time I had to unload the dishwasher. You should send that to my husband. 😀

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    Hilarious and no my dishwasher actually does wash my dishes, only once a week but still! Loved this post – yet again I can’t stop laughing, super, that’s good for the soul 🙂

  3. Tara Gauthier

    We use our dishwasher on a near daily basis….to wash dishes! I am in no way surprised though that yours is used as a wine cooler!

      1. Tara Gauthier

        Okay, so now I am guessing that you hand wash all your dishes?? Or does Ed do it….?? Due to skin allergies/issues my husband can’t hand wash dishes and I can handle doing a few pots/pans or my stoneware without getting bad rash so everything else MUST be washed in the dishwasher!

      1. Laurie P

        My mother tends to use hers as a drying rack when she’s got us all over and the amount of dishes gets a little crazy…..I wash by hand to get them out of the way fast, especially all the pots and pans, cookware, etc.

        Wine cooler is so much more useful tho, ya can’t beat that lol.

  4. Anne Taylor

    LOL I think that’s a perfect way to use your dishwasher!! There’s nothing worse than dirty alcohol ha 😉

  5. Marthalynn

    Ha! That is brilliant! I could never get away with that. I run a full load in my dishwasher every single night.

  6. Treen Goodwin

    what a great idea , i love the thoughts of this , woohoo now i am gonna do the same lol Super idea thanks for sharing !


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