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    Stretch: Thurs at 10:15 am

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Baking Time – Time Bake

Posted by terrepruitt on March 14, 2013

Since my current Nia class schedule has me teaching at dinner time on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I have been using the “Time Bake” setting on my oven.  When talking about using this feature with some of my Nia students one student commented that her oven is really old and must not have that feature.  I confirmed with my mom that our oven had that feature and my husband’s childhood home oven has that feature too.  Both of those ovens are almost 50 years old.  So it could just be that the “Time Bake” feature is not something my student needed to use so was unaware of it.  Does your oven have a “Time Bake” setting?  I often use mine to cook dinner (meat), but I could understand if someone is going to be gone all day long they might not want to leave meat in the oven all day.  I am not gone that long so I don’t worry about leaving meat in the oven for it to start cooking while I am gone.  Also the oven isn’t on that long before I’m back to check on it.  The oven’s time bake feature is perfect for vegetables or potatoes, ya know, something you would feel comfortable not being refrigerated all day if that is what your schedule requires.  Time bake might be something you have on your oven and have not thought of using.  It really comes in handy.

On the days I have a Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia at the City of San Jose, Nia classes in the South Bay, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, San Jose Nia, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Zumbalate Nia class we end up eating dinner really late.  I would rather eat late with my hubby than eat early without him.  It really helps me get dinner on the table faster when I have it cooking while I am gone.  Depending on what I am cooking there might be some partial cooking before I leave.  Lately I have been roasting eggplant and I roast it a bit on both sides before I leave.  Then put onions and cheese on it and leave it in the oven.  I have it start baking before I get home then when I arrive home it is done.

As you know if you’ve read a post or two of mine, I love having leftovers.  I try to plan it so that on my late nights I will have a left over protein (pork, chicken, steak) so I only have to cook a veggie.  Also, if you’ve read a post or two of mine you know I love to roast my veggies, so there you go; Time Bake is perfect.  I can prepare my veggies for roasting and leave them in the oven and it turns on and roasts them while I am gone.  When I get home I can heat the meat quickly and have fresh hot veggies.  LOVE IT!

But there are other things that “Time Bake” has helped me cook.  Pizza, chicken, casseroles, you name it.  It is a great feature on my oven.  It helps me cook and get dinner on the table.

What about you?  Does your oven have Time Bake?  Do you use the Time Bake feature on your oven?

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