I think 2013 is going to be a year of changes and improvements in life around the Stay at Stove Dad household. Just look at what we’ve accomplished already: only a week has gone by in January, and we have finally fixed our oven. Yes, Virginia, there is a Jenn-Air service company that can stick to its word.
The saga of the broken oven is last year’s story. We now have a working one, and that is a wonderful thing. I’m even planning on having a dinner party later this week. I didn’t know how much I missed the oven until Saturday. I had gone out for a run, and Santa Maria had been busy while I was gone. She made gingerbread cookies, and when I came back into the apartment, the first thing I smelled was the sharp and sweet scent of the cookies baking. Here’s the recipe, photographed from an ancient cookbook belonging to Santa Maria’s mother.