Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Kitchen Disaster

The day started out great. I drank my morning coffee while reading Twilight (my new addiction). Then I had an amazing 2 hour workout and was feeling inspired to make lunch before getting to work (I work from home on Wednesdays).
I decided to make this 7 grain organic rice for lunch...Now I hesitate to write the next part of the story because this truly shows my domestic inadequacy, but here it goes...
The directions were complicated (no pictures) and I used the wrong pan, thus burning the rice, and started a mini fire on my stove. Not to mention that I wasted an entire box of potentially delish rice.
Now it's nearly been three hours since the mishap and I haven't had anything to eat. I am surrending and ordering thai food.

46 comments:

Whitney said...

Oh my word! I should tell you about the time I almost burned the house down boiling water!
At least everything is ok!

Lucky in Love said...

Oh my! Well...at least you get take-out! :)

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

Oh honey. i do this atleast once a week lol. =)

Jessica said...

I am the queen of kitchen disasters, so I feel your pain!

P.S. The Twilight Series is my secret addiction :-)

Mrs. A said...

that's ok the first time I made rice in my steamer I forgot to put water in and turned it on for two hours when I went to pull out my steamed rice it wasn't the least bit cooked.

Tabbie:) said...

Amazing story I tell ya!!
;-)

Emily said...

I have totally burned food before.. no worries.. u will become better... its a learning process:)

Mrs. D said...

Ahh I'm so sorry! I hate it when I have cooking accidents. One time I forgot to drain the meat because I was so caught up w/everything else. Let me just say that meal wasn't very tasty and we didn't eat much of it! At least your house doesn't smell like smoke or anything like that. I have some other cooking disaster stories, but I'll leave those for another time! haha :)

Just know that you aren't the only one!

Blablover5 said...

Wow, reminds me of the tales my old roommate would tell of her catching a pancake on fire. I just always pictured this flamming pancake sitting in the middle of a big pan.

Sarah said...

It could be worse, you could not know how to boil and egg...my poor brother's girlfried doesn't.....and if you don't then at least you're not alone! ;D

And aaaaeeee for twilight!!! I wish I was you and had just started reading those wonderfully addicting books!!! Seriously, addicting! :)

tootie said...

This sounds like something I'd do! But on the plus side, Thai food sounds delish :)

Lump said...

oh no! well good thing is thai food is much better than just rice. :)

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Well, on a brighter note you didn't burn the house down! lol, you are too funny!

Liz said...

Good idea, Thai food is always best. :)

Kim said...

you make me laugh out loud. It happens to us all.

Where are you at in Twilight? I just finished book #2. IT's nuts.

Carrie said...

its ok when I got married I could not make anything Johnny cooked all of our meals not I am not really scared to make anything and hey you got takeout!

Andrea said...

LOL! That's something that would totally happen to me!

Sarah said...

I am so jealous you got take out! This new diet plan of mine is KILLING me.

Oh and we have to talk about Twilight... how far are you? Which book are you on? I just started the 3rd one.

Justin and Jenn said...

My first kitchen disaster as a newlywed was with rice...and my in laws were the guests. talk about horrible!

Ginette said...

Hey- 2 hour workout...you deserve the take out! ;o)

Mika said...

good stuff.

Chelsie said...

Don't feel bad! I burnt rice once too. It stunk so bad!

The Pink Chick said...

Oh dear! I am glad it was only a small fire! Don't feel bad. It have started many a fire in my kitchen! Glad everything is okay, and I hope your take out was very yummy!

Mrs. S. said...

Oh dear...I am sure the thai food was awesome!

My name is Megan... said...

thai sounds yummie! this also sounds like something I have done before too!!

My name is Megan... said...

thai sounds yummie! this also sounds like something I have done before too!!

a H.I.T. said...

First, I'm shocked that you were able to put Twilight down and go to work. Bravo!

Second, rice isn't as easy as it looks. Take it from a H.I.T. I've had to throw away a pan before. True story.

Melissa said...

Oh no! That totally sounds like me! BTW, Twilight is the BEST!!!

Alison said...

Thanks for finding my blog--glad to find yours! :)

Megan said...

I have heard rice is hard to get just right - and that thai food is amazing so good choice!!!

Susan D said...

Trust me....if that's the worst you burn, you're ahead of the game. Blessings, Susan

*~! megs !~* said...

Hilarious!!

I tried to make dinner once. I picked spinach pasta because I figured I would just need to boil needles then add spinach on top.

Tell me why it took me 45 minutes, flour everywhere, and four green "fingers" coming out of a pot for me to realize I just made pasta. Or attempted. The hubs wouldn't even try it.

I don't blame him.

See why I don't cook?!?

Jenny.Lee said...

That is so me...I'm one of those people who needs instructions on how to boil water. It's bad. Yet here I am posting recipes. :)

morewineplease said...

I do that kind of stuff.. or I used to, I am pretty mch not alouf in the kitchen!

AmyT said...

I got quickly addicted to twlight!! I have got to read the 4th......they were really good and hard to put down!

Adventures in Newlywed said...

Um, love you. I think we are secretly twins separated at birth. Do you know how many fires I have started that no one knows about? (Hint, it's more than 2).

Megan said...

hehe.. I am no domestic diva either, although I like to think I am! :0)

Kaitlyn said...

After finally trying Thai food, I'd say that's quite a wonderful back up :)

Following Him said...

OMG! At least you got yummy take out in return!
~Elyse~

Jon and Steph said...

You crack me up! I would so do this too! I have to have directions, or I won't try anything fancy ;)

Samantha said...

Oh Lindsey... LOL I made this new dish from a recipe and the recipe wasnt very specific. I had the liquid boiling on the stove and the recipe called for eggs at the end. So I cracked my eggs in a bowl, mixed them up and poured them into the hot liquid. What I didnt know is that you are supposed to temper the cold ingredience with some of the warm. So I ended up with scrambled eggs in my food!!

C said...

bahaha.. I hate when that happens! Take out's always good though!!

LyndsAU said...

bless your heart!! at least you tried :)

Jules said...

So glad that you're loving Twilight!

No worries about the kitchen mishap. It happens to all of us :)

Erica said...

It had to have been Twilight's fault! I swear, Stephenie Meyer sprinkled a little crach into her books so we would ALL become addicted!

1 Hot Dish said...

I think it's great that you tried!! Way to go!

I totally know what you mean about the Twilight series...soooo addicting!!