Monday, August 11, 2008

The Less-Than-Splendid Table


Cooking disasters? Yeah, they happen. Not to me so much, because I’m so freakin’ amazing in the kitchen.

Ok, maybe I’ve made the occasional misstep that resulted in pasta sauce that looked like diarrhea, but really it still tastes great.

Or possibly I’ve made cookies that spread across the pan, off the edges onto the bottom of the oven and burst into flames because in doubling the recipe, I neglected to double the flour.

And yes, there was a dark period in my life in which turning on the oven filled the kitchen with thick smoke as a result of the layer of corn meal on the bottom of the oven that once lined the pizza stone, and I was maybe a bit too lazy to thoroughly clean it up.

Before it gets mentioned by a family member with a long memory, I should mention that yes, I did once manage to get a second degree burn on my stomach where a lasagna noodle hopped into my clothing as I drained the cooked noodles. And just maybe I had to wear a giant bandage over my stomach for weeks while the blister healed.

But no, my kitchen is fairly free of disasters. Why do you ask?

6 comments:

IRISHKAT said...

ROFL..... so sorry to say it but WOW!! A noodle in your shirt hey? Our old stove would set off the smoke alarm every time we turned it on. The boys were trained to grab towels and fan the smoke away from the fire alarms Good times! (glad I am not the only one!)

georgie said...

LOL I think i have had a noodle or 2 just jump right on me too!

geekymummy said...

Ouch. That is why 'no boil' lasagna noodles are one of the worlds greatest inventions. You didn't invent them, did you?

Z said...

I've burnt my arm twice in the past month (once on an iron though! only once on the stove!!!) so I hear ya on the OUCH of blisters after burning. But a lasagna noodle? THAT'S impressive! (Mine was the stove itself - apparently I'm not well aware of where my body parts are at all times)

Mrs. F said...

Hehehe. It is much harder to have disasters when you eat take-out regularly. I'm just sayin'.

Mekhismom said...

Funny. Last week the in-laws were in town. I made some oven baked egg rolls to be waiting for them when they arrived. I "thought" I set the timer. Went upstairs - blogging and well came back to extra crispy rolls unfit for human consumption!

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