By John Maniatty
Anyone who has a parlor stove has the ability to prepare meals with their stove. I picked up this old fireplace ‘arm’ from a company that went out of business 15 years ago (you can find similar items on the net or could easily fashion one yourself in your shop). I can hang pots from it or use it to roast or grill. I had a buddy weld up a base for it and I screwed it into my hearth. Very, very sturdy. When I’m done with cooking I can just swivel it to the side or slip the arm out of the base and remove it completely.
Cornbread and Baked Potatoes (both staples...LOL!)
The beef comes out...
Remember, at least these three things:
1. You don't need alot of coals to cook in a parlor stove.
2. Everything will cook faster than you are accustomed to.
3. Always keep fire extinguishers nearby.