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    Disaster - Oven has died! meal ideas for cooking without oven

    Well just went to cook tonights dinner and my oven is dead! The light is on but nobody's home.

    Its been on its way out and we had purchased a new oven to fit into the housing and OH uncle is meant to be fitting it for us, however he is on holiday for 2 weeks and OH being a cheapo wants to wait until uncle gets back to fit it.

    So I need meal ideas from all you lovely people please.

    I have a slow cooker, a George Forman, the hob works fine and I have a deep fat fryer (which I want to avoid using as much as poss)

    I've already thought of
    spag bol
    Gammon and jackets
    Steak and Jackets,
    chicken casserole

    So anyone have any more ideas? Oh and low fat recipes welcome as I am meant to be on a diet but difficult without a oven to be so strict.
    Thanks! x

    34 Comments

    Roast chicken....oh, wait

    Fajitas, or something similar.

    Mash and sausages with beans or veg.

    Takeaway.

    Banned

    A stir fry?

    Banned

    slow cooked chilli - amazing!

    Original Poster

    cis_groupie

    Roast chicken....oh, wait :pFajitas, or something similar.

    My awkward Son won't touch fajitas but I suppose I could make a spice free one for him.


    Mum2ConnornCerys

    Mash and sausages with beans or veg.Takeaway.



    Ah never thought of saus and mash will do that for one of the days with ww sausages, Will have to avoid the takeaway


    Paddy Charlie

    A stir fry?

    Again son won't touch it be me and OH love them

    micro chips

    Banned

    Mines just broke today too!
    It keeps flipping the fuse switch when it's turned on.
    Luckily our hotpot was just about ready when it broke down

    cheese toasty done on george

    roast chicken dinner do chicken on george make mash and gravy and veg

    chicken curry
    prawn curry

    lots and lots =] x

    cis_groupie

    Roast chicken....oh, wait :pFajitas, or something similar.




    Weve actually cooked a whole chicken in a slow cooker and it was delicious , as doesnt dry out as it can in an oven , also cooked joints of beef, pork,gammon...all with same results

    Original Poster

    csiman

    slow cooked chilli - amazing!

    I make a mean chilli but again the little man won't touch anything with spices. Am considering forcing the little guy to go on school dins which he hates as his mates have sandwiches

    To go cheapo, why not get a second hand one and then sell on for pretty much the same price you brought it for once your new shiny one is fitted?

    risotto, or any pasta dish

    Original Poster


    lucky for you it cooked in time x




    Will the chicken not dry out?


    greatest666

    Mines just broke today too!It keeps flipping the fuse switch when it's … Mines just broke today too!It keeps flipping the fuse switch when it's turned on.Luckily our hotpot was just about ready when it broke down

    xbecky07x

    cheese toasty done on georgeroast chicken dinner do chicken on george … cheese toasty done on georgeroast chicken dinner do chicken on george make mash and gravy and vegchicken curryprawn currylots and lots =] x

    cis_groupie

    Roast chicken....oh, wait :pFajitas, or something similar.



    Will try that at the weekend - did you put any liquid in?

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    moose109

    To go cheapo, why not get a second hand one and then sell on for pretty … To go cheapo, why not get a second hand one and then sell on for pretty much the same price you brought it for once your new shiny one is fitted?

    I did wonder about that but there is no room for a freestanding one in the kitchen as its all built in i'm afraid.

    omlettes
    jacket potatoes if have microwave
    salad

    Banned

    A pasta with sausage or bacon in it

    Pan fried chicken, with new potatoes & vegetables?

    when ours broke last year we also cooked chicken, beef and the gammon in the slow cooker i just put the veg in the bottom of the slow cooker with veg stock then put the joints on top it cooks lovely

    Thai Curry

    Shellywelly

    I make a mean chilli but again the little man won't touch anything with … I make a mean chilli but again the little man won't touch anything with spices. Am considering forcing the little guy to go on school dins which he hates as his mates have sandwiches




    So frustrating isnt it , my daughter will eat pretty much everything we have , curries, pasta, chilli., casserole etc.................BUT , little man ( who is 7 in June ) will not try it , he would live on chicken bloody dippers if we let him !!!, he refuses point blank to even try pasta , would eat spag bol when he was younger but wont touch it now :(....

    Original Poster

    onlyme23

    omlettesjacket potatoes if have microwavesalad



    Yes have a microwave and little man loves omelettes so will make those.

    livingthelife07

    Pan fried chicken, with new potatoes & vegetables?


    That actually sounds very yummy, have never pan fried chicken, may try the butterfly chicken pan roasted that I saw on masterchef this weekend - looked lush.

    ttwcd

    when ours broke last year we also cooked chicken, beef and the gammon in … when ours broke last year we also cooked chicken, beef and the gammon in the slow cooker i just put the veg in the bottom of the slow cooker with veg stock then put the joints on top it cooks lovely

    I will try that then - does the veg not go sloppy? Or is this veg just for cooking not eating? I usually only do casseroles in my slow cooker or braising steak!

    greatest666

    Mines just broke today too!It keeps flipping the fuse switch when it's … Mines just broke today too!It keeps flipping the fuse switch when it's turned on.Luckily our hotpot was just about ready when it broke down

    xbecky07x

    cheese toasty done on georgeroast chicken dinner do chicken on george … cheese toasty done on georgeroast chicken dinner do chicken on george make mash and gravy and vegchicken curryprawn currylots and lots =] x

    cis_groupie

    Roast chicken....oh, wait :pFajitas, or something similar.





    No , they cook in there own juices , we just add a bit of seasoning .

    Fit the cooker yourself..

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    shopstilldrops

    So frustrating isnt it , my daughter will eat pretty much everything we … So frustrating isnt it , my daughter will eat pretty much everything we have , curries, pasta, chilli., casserole etc.................BUT , little man ( who is 7 in June ) will not try it , he would live on chicken bloody dippers if we let him !!!, he refuses point blank to even try pasta , would eat spag bol when he was younger but wont touch it now :(....



    Mines also 7, ,luckily he loves pasta and spag bol. when he was a toddler he would eat everything going, including calamari (yuk!) but now he is so awkward he looks at food and starts crying refusing to eat it before he has even tried it. Drives me mad.

    Original Poster

    DAMNOME

    Fit the cooker yourself..



    We have been advised against this due to the age of the wiring in the house. Apparently its not a straight forward fitting.

    Shellywelly

    We have been advised against this due to the age of the wiring in the … We have been advised against this due to the age of the wiring in the house. Apparently its not a straight forward fitting.



    Does the new one come with a three pin plug then?

    apart from actual roast meat/potatoes or pizza you should be able to make most things if you have a hob, microwave, fryer, grill and slow cooker. When mine went I found most things that went in an oven could be cooked in a frying pan with just a tiny little bit of olive oil. I also found that if you give the OH something really naff like salad to prove a point they stop being a skin flint and get things done

    Salad

    DAMNOME

    Does the new one come with a three pin plug then?


    Most cookers draw too much power to use one of those. They have to be wired directly into a junction box on the wall using a mahoosively thick cable. Also hence why most fuse boxes have a separate fuse for a cooker.
    Edited by: "anewman" 9th Mar 2011

    Not any more

    There is LOADS of stuff you can do with the hob and all those appliances lol

    When we moved house we didn't have a cooker for 3 months, we had one gas camping ring and a microwave, that's was sooo *&$%!!

    You don't realise how much you use something until it's gone - happy new oven (eventually :D) x

    Banned

    anewman

    Most cookers draw too much power to use one of those. They have to be … Most cookers draw too much power to use one of those. They have to be wired directly into a junction box on the wall using a mahoosively thick cable. Also hence why most fuse boxes have a separate fuse for a cooker.



    not now, many come with a 13 amp fuse, even cheapies. £119 from homebase ones just plug in the wall!

    Original Poster

    I don't actually know what its got on it. But I assume as it has to be wired in that it isn't a plug in one?!!

    Banned

    Tuna pasta.

    Fry onion and add tinned tuna and tin of tomatoes, herbs, mushrooms, sweetcorn, peppers and simmer for 10-15 minutes, then take off the heat and stir in some single cream and serve with pasta.

    Boil some fresh tortaline drain ...and then add tomatoes, smoked chease, smoked suasage and season.
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