Minus 3F Degrees What's cookin' on my cast iron woodstove? Breakfast!

MissPrissy

Crowing
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12 Years
May 7, 2007
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I have been up since just after 4am. It is crazy cold here in Central Virginia. The fires are raging at full tilt and I can't even count the number time I have loaded them this morning.



My house is toasty warm. My family is in the stages of some still sleeping and some starting to move around.

This is the kind of day where we all will need a good meal to get us going. The animals will need extra attention this morning and I don't want to freeze to death trying to give them the care they need.

I don't plan to waste energy so I am harnessing the power of my little wood stove in the kitchen.

The breakfast menu is rounding itself out nicely.

Pan fried sausages
Eggs
Pancakes
Coffee
Milk

The kids will have one of several frozen berries with whipped cream on their pancakes.



Cast Iron is my friend. As long as I can get a fire going we'll eat good!
 

Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
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I agree...cast iron is our friend. 4 years ago we were without electricity for over a week the first week of January due to an ice storm. If it hadn't been for our faithful wood stove which we heat with all the time anyway, we'd have had to eat a lot of cold sandwiches!!
 

ams3651

Songster
12 Years
Jan 23, 2008
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well I dont have a wood stove, wish I did but we will be having pancakes on the electric griddle my mom gave me last year and some left over for older son to make egg sandwiches. Ive been sick for a couple days and he's had to fend for himself so at least he can get himself breakfast for a couple days.
 

MissPrissy

Crowing
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May 7, 2007
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Forks, Virginia
I like to make a challenge out of it during the winter. I test myself and see just what I can do on this little stove. So far I have managed to feed us very well and not burn anything.

Steaks cooked on a screaming hot cast iron pan are the BEST I have ever eaten.
 

weloveourchicks

Songster
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Sep 15, 2008
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Hey, it's 9 here - we are west of Richmond. I agree this is not normal for VA. I just posted on another thread one of our roos got frost bite.


Breakfast sounds good, on my way over!!!!!


Susan
 

gapeachy

Songster
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Oct 21, 2008
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I wanted a wood stove like that...but my dh said no....he is afraid the grandbabies will get burned...
 

Buster

Back to Work
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Jan 4, 2008
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Got our wood stove going too. I think I've stocked it up at least once a day since late September. I didn't cook breakfast on it though. I blended up my protein shake and downed it before anyone else was up and moving this morning.
 

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