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I will never again . . . (Part 4)

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On ‎12‎/‎26‎/‎2016 at 2:34 AM, Thanks for the Crepes said:

"So... nuke potato, finish in oven good. Bake potato, try to finish in nuker very, very bad. :S"

 

 

Do I ever know what that's like!  Baked potato stuck on every inch of the microwave...took forever to clean it up.

 

 

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Today I made a new batch of nocino.

 

That was not a serious error.

 

 

 

Pouring the vodka onto the quartered walnuts in my big Kilner jar without checking the tap was turned off ... was.

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1 hour ago, lesliec said:

Today I made a new batch of nocino.

 

That was not a serious error.

 

 

 

Pouring the vodka onto the quartered walnuts in my big Kilner jar without checking the tap was turned off ... was.

 

I once watched a neighbor change the oil in her car without checking the drain valve was turned off.  I imagine this was the culinary equivalent.

 

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... spend half the afternoon cursing myself for having forgotten this morning to buy the lettuce I deemed compulsory for tonight's dinner and really not wanting to go back out again. Eventually, I surrendered and got almost half way to my nearest lettuce purveyor, when I suddenly remembered that I had earlier changed my mind about dinner and had bought the necessary for a completely different preparation and that lettuce was the last thing I needed. My planned meal would welcome lettuce like you would welcome it in your morning cornflakes.

 

This memory lapse is clearly down to the festive season indulgence and nothing to do with me getting old, oh no! I am as as fit as a one of those musical instruments that people tuck under their chins and scrape with animal gut - what do you call them again? It's slipped my mind.

(Sitting back waiting for someone to come out and confess to never eating cornflakes without lettuce.)

Favourite Shakespeare quote #143

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Isn’t it strange that strings made of sheep’s guts are capable of drawing men’s souls out of their bodies?

 - Much Ado About Nothing, act 2, scene 3)

 


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I have purchased ingredients for two different meals because of forgetting which one I had decided to make by the time I got to the market...in part because of that dread of the return visit...

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"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast" - Oscar Wilde

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The other day having roasted turkey bones and wanting a bit of stock I added water to the roasting pan and tucked back into oven. The smell was lovely, but when I went to check it the cheapo aluminum disposable pan flexed and the oven got a bath of turkey stock. Will I ever learn that those cheap pans do not do well with liquid???

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54 minutes ago, heidih said:

The other day having roasted turkey bones and wanting a bit of stock I added water to the roasting pan and tucked back into oven. The smell was lovely, but when I went to check it the cheapo aluminum disposable pan flexed and the oven got a bath of turkey stock. Will I ever learn that those cheap pans do not do well with liquid???

 

Cookie sheet for a base. I learned that the hard way 40-some years ago.


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I shall never again dust sugar and Modernist Cuisine chili dry rub barbeque mixture on rice pudding, even if the dry rub is in a jar marked cinnamon.

 

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LOL I had a similar experience once, making spice cookies. It turned out someone had repurposed a spice jar labeled "Ginger" and it now held garlic powder. I didn't notice until they were in the oven, and the smell started to circulate through the house. 

 

Mind you, if you're going to make that particular mistake, a punk house filled with heavily intoxicated skaters is the place to do it. They inhaled the entire batch, and demanded a second round. 

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Fat=flavor

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Defrost chuck to make chili then proceed to cube up a piece of tri-tip instead.

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It's almost never bad to feed someone.

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I nearly had a dinner disaster tonight. I was preparing a dish calling for, among many other things, a couple of teaspoons of potato starch. My hand went out and grabbed the nearest jar of white powder and I threw the first teaspoonful in over the other ingredients.  I don't know what made me question myself, but I glanced at the jar label and realised it was baking soda which, in my opinion, is not a suitable substitute for potato starch, which lives in a completely different sized jar on a different shelf and has done for over a decade.

Fortunately, I was able to scrape it out before it got too integrated with the rest of the dish, then continue with my recipe.

Could have been worse. I could have picked up the cocaine stash jar! :B All these white powders -  hard to keep track!


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