My oven has an Appliance Identity Disorder and it thinks it’s a microwave. Is there a support group for that? Crunchiness doesn’t just happen in my oven – I have to make it happen. Anything that needs to be cooked thoroughly AND become crunchy needs to be baked on the very top rack, practically touching the top of the oven. Otherwise the bottoms are going to burn and whatever I’m baking is going to be raw and soggy. When I saw these Crispy Baked Carrot Chips on Gina’s blog, Running to the Kitchen, I knew I was going to have to babysit the oven while the chips baked in there.
Today’s cute-creature photo features a little flock of Red-Winged Blackbirds that found a delicious feast in our backyard. This picture was taken last winter. We haven’t had any blizzards this year… yet!