This year the unthinkable happened to us right before thanksgiving. Our old electric stove gave up and we had no way of getting a new stove on time for the big meal. There I was with over 15 lb turkey waiting in the refrigerator scratching my head wondering what to do.
Versatility: can make soups, breakfast sausage, warm up pastry, cook, beef roasts, tamales, turkey, chicken, venison, lamb, duck, Hot German Potato Salad, Ham, Tamale, hot beef, or barbecue. Anything you can make in and oven, crock pot or on top of the stove.
Remove all batteries and tape them to the outside of the wrapped gift. If your battery operated toy shakes or laughs, security is more likely to open the box.
So what do I want for Christmas? I want my family to be healthy. I want one day as a large family unit where nobody gets in a disagreement and fusses about something that doesn’t amount to a hill of beans. I want others to understand that gifts should not have monetary value so much as they have love behind them. I want people to remember that it’s Christmas, not Xmas, and to rejoice in a season of peace and compassion toward their fellow man. Will I get these things? We can hope. After all, isn’t that what the season is really about anyway?
While the stones on the back work their heated magic you can use stones to massage each of the person’s legs rubbing the stones in long, smooth strokes without using much pressure. Remember to always push outward toward the extremities. Stones should also be placed on the soles of their feet.
I would highly recommend purchasing the Hamilton Beach best roaster oven. If you aren’t sure about the large one start with their oval one. I never thought I would get any use out of it, because of the size. But, I was wrong. It has traveled in the trunk of our car so many times I have lost count. The last time we used it was for our Family Reunion, my cousin had made a 36 pound Turkey. And the roaster was heaping. All in all this is a product that is great for all those occasions, you don’t think about.
When I look back over my past 50 years of cooking and entertaining, some of the moments that stand out most spectacularly were the disasters. One of the most memorable was when I invited friends over for dinner and served coffee in my brand new glass coffee mugs. I lined up the mugs and carefully poured in the hot coffee. Then, to our horror, a few seconds later we heard “Ping! Ping! Ping! Ping! Ping!” as all five mugs cracked from the heat of the coffee and spilled their contents all over my dining room table. Even though these were tempered glass mugs designed to hold hot coffee, I didn’t realize that you’re supposed to avoid pouring hot coffee directly into them; you have to pour it over a spoon. Now they tell me.
When the back massage is complete have the person turn over with their arms out with palms facing up. Place warm stones in their hands while you massage the legs first using the same technique as the other side. Move the massage to the arms while the person is still holding the warm stones. Replace them if they have cooled. When done with the arms set aside the stones and use your hands to knead the shoulders, hands and fingers. Finally, apply oil to the top of their chest, and massage with warm stones, and finish the massage with a light scalp massage.