Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Don't Try This at Home

This is just an example of what can happen when you lose your mind.

For Christmas, a lady at work gave me this litle bundle of spices that you are supposed to boil in water to make your whole house smell wonderful and delicious.  And believe me, it smelled wonderful.  Also, delicious.  I loved it. 

So, while home the other day, I decided to boil it up.

It boiled and boiled and my whole house smelled like pure happiness.

And then it kinda smelled like burning.

And then I looked in the pot to discover that all of the water had boiled out, and the little cheesecloth sack had effectually melted to my very best pot! 

What was I thinking?!?!

Needless to say, the whole house then smelled bad.

But I am pleased to report that after an hour of scrubbing, I finally got all the melted fibers off the bottom of my pan.

This rivals, but maybe does not surpass, that one time that I put the plastic milk cap on a still-hot burner while making macaroni and cheese....  Or that other time that I left a dozen eggs on the stove and turned on the wrong burner....  Or the other time that I put a glass baking dish on the stove and turned on the wrong burner...(twice)

Probably I should not be allowed to operate the stove.

Plastics melt, egg cartons catch on fire, and glass baking dishes burst into tiny little pieces.


Jamie said...

I remember one of those happening while lived together in foco!! hahaha I am always afraid that I'm going to do the same thing.

vickyj said...

I suppose it could be said that you come by that honestly. Remember the tupperware-in-the- oven caper? I am wondering if you had put some water in the pan with some dishwasher detergent and let it simmer, if the fibers would have released themselves rather than you having to scrub the pan for an hour. This works for burned on food in a pan. Just a thought.

Chantal said...

It might be a good idea for you to stop putting things on the stove top that should never belong there! ;)

Megan B said...

haha you are the cutest person I know!!

Derek and Jen said...

Hahaha, you kill me Kourtney!

Jason and Abby said...

DOH! I'm glad it smelled good for a little while at least.