Thor (from Old Norse: Þórr) is a prominent god in Germanic paganism. In Norse mythology, he is a hammer-wielding god associated with lightning, thunder, storms, sacred groves and trees, strength, the protection of humankind, hallowing, and fertility.Wikipedia, 5/31/23
As you may know, we recently moved to a new house. Rather, it’s new to us, but it was built in 1968, and the couple who built it were the only other people besides us to live in it. Yes. You heard that right.
So, the structure of the house is good, but the interior is…1968. All the way down to the kitchen appliances. We are doing a lot of replacement and renovations, and one of these activities included removing the original Caloric range and putting in a new one.
Since we have decided not to remove the cabinets but to have them painted (they are in super shape) we needed to replace the oven with a 36″ rather than a standard 30″ in order to fit the space where the old one was. The one we picked is a Thor, or in our case, just Thor, as we are already calling him.
It was installed yesterday.
The product manual has me a bit intimidated. I like cooking, but I cook like an average person, nowhere near the work of a god(dess). I’m willing to up my game if my teammate can be patient with me. I am not sure my cooking can do a lot with the other responsibilities Thor has (see the definition above) so I’ll just stick to making breakfast, lunch, and dinner here in this one home.
The inside of the oven is blue, like the roasting pan that came with it. I really like it. Maybe I will try harder to keep the oven cleaner than I did my last one. (One time, a friend looked inside my previous oven as I was cooking and shrieked, “What is that thing erupting from the bottom?”)
I decided that the first thing I would bake in my new house and in my new oven was a pound cake. My grandmother was a wonderful cook and this was one of her specialties. She always had one on hand. My grandfather loved them (especially when they were a little dried out). I have always loved them too. I felt that baking a pound cake would bring good feelings into my kitchen and set me on a good course for future meals.
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