This was our kitchen last week, when we had to get the oven fixed. Mum was trying to cook some chops one night, she kept checking them and then figured out that the oven wasn't working, as the chops were still raw after an hour. Mr Electrician had to replace the element, as it had corroded through.
Mum had lost a lot of her kitchen mojo for a while. She didn't feel like cooking and was doing easy things for dinner, like beans on toast or just some icecream or yogurt. Since having the oven fixed, mum has felt a little more like doing stuff in the kitchen. She made lemon rissotto for dinner last nigh and cooked a caramel and choc slice. She did start of some no knead bread, but the yeast was old, so that went in the bin. Tonight she made corn fritters with a big salad for dinner is going to make some carrot and corriander soup for the weeks lunches.
Mum thinks the kitchenitis is over finally - we'll have to wait and see.