Breakfast? I'm sorry I can't, I'm Apparently Not Smart Enough
We got a really awesome toaster oven as a wedding gift and I must admit that I am truly thankful for it. With regular toasters, I get a little stressed out that they are not actually working. I have had so many in which it is time for the bread, or pop tart, to do some actual popping, and nothing. Later I find out that the spring is broken, the bread has been burned and I am cranky.
But one thing really confuses me about this toaster oven. First of all, it's a toaster and an oven all packaged into one. That must be why there are about 500 different options for heat, and broiling, and a timer, etc. Which, let me say, it's small am I really going to be cooking a turkey in there? Doubt it.
But really I am bitter about the whole thing, because I am beginning to think that my lack of trust for the toaster is not really the device. I hate to admit it, but I think it's me. I can't get a freaking piece of bread to be the right consistency no matter what I do.
I always have it at the same setting (mostly because the other ones are too complicated) I always use the same timer
And one time it will be burnt to the crisp, and other days, like now, I am so disappointed that my english muffin is nothing more than a flimsy warm piece of carbs. I mean really? Is this some kind of joke? Or how about yesterday when I made cheese rolls for Cy and the cheese melted everywhere inside the toaster oven, but no effect on the bread? What is wrong with that thing? Or me?
So as I sit and eat my half warmed, non melted buttered, flimsy piece of bread, that I realize there is so much to learn and life and frankly is daunting if I can't even figure out the toaster over. I'm going to have a zone bar instead, or should I say in addition to?
I just turned 25 and I live in Orange County, California with my husband. We love God, love life, and love trying new adventures together. In June I will have completed my Masters in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. I hope to some day teach like my parents, and write a book about how all of this somehow relates together. It always does.