Electricity, running water, and modern cooking conveniences.
I may not love my electric stove, as I do prefer to cook on a gas stove, but at least I can turn it on at will. I don't need to split wood, or feed it with sawdust or get oil or ...
However, that being said, I did learn to cook, somewhat, on a stove very similar to this.
And never mind how well the heat from the stove heated the upstairs in the farmhouse as well. Which was fine in the winter, but the summer? not so great.
Or this, but then again, this one does remind me of an Aga cooker, and is actually quite modern.
I was lucky enough to be able to tour the Billy the Kid Museum in Ft. Sumner, NM recently and took out my trusty phone and took pictures with that camera.
And why did I did I start thinking of how lucky I am?
I'll return you to my regularly scheduled litany of recipes soon. I've got a few doozy's coming up.
But for today, I'm heading over to the Senior Center and I'm going to make some Mexican food in honor of Cinco de Mayo.