Well I tried baking brownies again!!!!! :>( CRAP!!!!!
Ovens in RVs SUCK!!!!! You of course are not told about this. Everything we try to bake is burnt on the bottom!!!!!!! BURNT BROWNIES - ARE CRAP!!!!! I read an article on line whereby if you put an unglazed tile under the item being cooked - the oven will no longer burn the bottom! Sounds logical EH!!! Well, it worked very nicely on pizza but on brownies not so much!!!! I cooked the brownies a total of 15 minutes longer than called for and the middle is still SLOPPY!!!! Also the standard oven is SO SMALL you could not cook a baby quail in it - their is no height at all!!!!! Pizza, flat bread - cookies is about all - assuming you want BURNT BOTTOMS! If you are going to buy an RV here is my recommendation:
Do not buy a micro wave
Do not get the standard crap-o-la oven.
1. A convection over over the stove - in place of the micro wave - buy a good one!!!
2. Get a built in counter top 3 burner stove top
3. Have a cabinet put in under the stove top for storage
Convection ovens are not cheap - you're looking at $700 - $1,000 for a good one. We may put one in at a later date. For now we'll get a crock pot!!!!
So much for the Cooking RV Network-------------
In between watching the brownies not burn on the bottom but yet retaining a very sloppy center, I did some TWEAKING of one of the last paintings I did - the Quebec Painter style. As you may remember I was not happy with the foreground so I put in a new foreground!!!! Some people think TWEAKING is the art of FIXING MISTAKES in a painting - I like to look at it as the art of IMPROVING a painting! :>)
I remember a good friend of mine who is a professional painter told me --------
"If you do a painting that you do not like 100% then you should call it a STUDY!!"
Well I'm here to tell you that I have sold a lot of STUDIES in my painting career!!!!!
Very seldom does a painter do a painting that they are 100% happy with - if so, I would guess room for improvement would not exist!!!! There is always room for improvement in pretty much anything a person does.
First I want to show you the Golds Gym step aerobic step Melissa bought which takes the place of a $150 set of electric stairs attached to the RV!!!! It cost like $35 in Walmart!
Went for a walk this morning - very grey day but very little rain :>)
This is the bath house ( if needed ) at the campground - very nice - nice and clean and rather large as well.
OK - now for the TWEAKED Peggy's Cove painting in the
Quebec painters style - or my attempt at that style.
Some people ask me "How can you find the room to paint in your RV??"
It's easy - my area to paint is about 4 feet long by 2 feet wide - I also use the kitchen counter top at the sink. This still leaves about a 2 foot pathway for Melissa to walk - which I will add that she just came thru my STUDIO - took a big chunk of the brownies I baked and said:
"WOW - these are really GOOD"
POOR WOMAN - SHE MUST BE VERY HUNGRY!!!!
My studio space facing the front of our RV
The chair to the right is a club chair that becomes a "catch all" for stuff as it is right next to the entry door - we try to keep it clean and sometimes we actually succeeded!!!! :>)
OK enough about our day!!!!
Later my friends