Saturday, August 21, 2010

Kitchen Shenanigans

So since becoming a wife, if one hasn't already done so one begins to learn to be a cook.  Gotta love the bumps along the way!

I just gotta say that I'm happy we now have a fully-functional toaster.  We got one as a wedding present -- didn't pop up.  Adam made black, smokey toast the first time we used it.  Yum!  The second toaster came with the pop thing broken off AND it didn't stay down.  The third and final toaster (for now), which by the way is a different brand and from a different store, works wonderfully.  The timer works, it pops up with nice golden brown toast, I love it.  I also love that I don't have to use the oven to try to toast things, which brings me to my next point...

I don't remember what I was making, but it was something that I wanted to toast some bread.  I thought I would try using the oven, not broil, since maybe that would make it toast better and more even instead of just on one side like broil would do.  So I put the bread in the oven.  When I check the bread, I flip them over to see how the other side is cooking.  I didn't think to pull out the rack, however I did use an oven mit.  First piece, successful.  Flipped.  Second piece, not so successful.  I proceeded to drop the bread through both the oven racks and directly onto the burner.  Can you guess what happened?  The bread caught on FIRE!  Whoops.  My first thought was to throw water on it (you know, they always teach you growing up to throw water on a fire to get it out!), but I remembered a previous experience that reminded me not to, and I'll get to that in a sec.  I just blew it out and pushed it with a spatula into the oven and off the burner.  Oops!  I'm glad I have a toaster.

About a week previous to this bread catching on fire in the oven, we had another kitchen fire.  A real, could-have-burned-the-place-down fire.  I think I was making spaghetti, heating up some noodles on the stove in a big pot.  A few minutes later my pot is on fire!  Okay, pots don't burn fire.  But there must have been some goodies under the burner because they were burning good!  This is my favorite part:  I peeked around the corner to Adam who was sitting at his computer and said with a big smile, "Umm, the stove is on fire."  Haha.  He came to my rescue and blew it out.  There is still some evidence on the microwave, which sits directly above the stove.  We still haven't used that burner.  Maybe it's time to clean it, or get new ones.  Maybe.

My last fiasco for now is my attempt to make ranch from one of those packets.  I made it the other day and hadn't looked at it until today.  It looked a little goopy, which I thought would probably be fine.  But when I tasted it.......  It's basically Miracle Whip with some extra flavor.  Haha!  I tried to imagine eating it with something I would put ranch on, but I'm just not so sure about it.  It doesn't even run at all; it gooped into the container I put it in.  I followed the directions on the package....  I don't know what happened.  Maybe I should use a different kind of mayo?  Hopefully next time will be more successful!

That's all for the shenanigans.  I'm sure there will be much more to come.  :)


  1. I'll let you on to my simple solution to this problem... just don't cook! ;) hahaha

    but seriously. no cooking = no fires :)

    [poor Joseph]

  2. You sound like your kitchen is all sorts of fun all the time! Yay for learning things :)


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