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I will never again . . . (Part 4)


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Here's my near-miss contribution to the topic. I will never again turn on the oven without double-checking its contents first.

 

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The honey had crystallized and was inside for gentle warming by the pilot light. Fortunately I remembered before the oven had reached its full 350F.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Smithy said:

Here's my near-miss contribution to the topic. I will never again turn on the oven without double-checking its contents first.

 

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The honey had crystallized and was inside for gentle warming by the pilot light. Fortunately I remembered before the oven had reached its full 350F.

 

 

 

Well now, that could have sure made a mess.

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13 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

 

Well now, that could have sure made a mess.

 

I'd have been tempted to just sell the trailer as-is, or at least buy a new oven!

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1 minute ago, Smithy said:

 

I'd have been tempted to just sell the trailer as-is, or at least buy a new oven!

 

I had visions of the inside of your oven covered with sticky honey-coated itty bitty shards of glass. 😱

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21 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

 

I had visions of the inside of your oven covered with sticky honey-coated itty bitty shards of glass. 😱

Methinks that is a plastic honey bottle.  I do this often . I store baked goods in the non-functional MW which is built in above the wall oven. Suddenly a room away I smell gingerbread or cookies. When the nasty ants got into the MW I started using the oven which has a better seal. Scorched some stuff and melted some plastic. Luckily I store my heavy sheet pans in there pre-lined with foil. 

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On 1/25/2021 at 12:36 PM, kayb said:

I will never again fail to closely read the label on the spice box when making posole, only to discover when I put the spices away I used cinnamon instead of ancho chile powder. Same style box, same size, sit in the same part of the cabinet. 

 

After I cursed, I added the ancho chile and sent up a brief prayer to the Gods of Weird Spice Combos, and restarted the Instant Pot.

I had a ditsy cousin who once used cayenne in apple pie, mistaking it for cinnamon.

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53 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

 

I had visions of the inside of your oven covered with sticky honey-coated itty bitty shards of glass. 😱

27 minutes ago, heidih said:

Methinks that is a plastic honey bottle.  ...

 

Heidi's right, it's a plastic honey bottle. So no honey-coated shards of glass, but lots of honey-coated melted plastic all over the rack and oven bottom might have been as bad. So glad I caught it in time!

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I shall never agin set aside half a cooked acorn squash to cool after dinner and then forget to refrigerate it overnight.

Actually, I’m pretty sure I will do it agin with something else in the future.

Now, will I die if I eat the squash?

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1 minute ago, lindag said:

I shall never agin set aside half a cooked acorn squash to cool after dinner and then forget to refrigerate it overnight.

Actually, I’m pretty sure I will do it agin with something else in the future.

Now, will I die if I eat the squash?

If it is filled with raw pork you might. 

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2 minutes ago, lindag said:

I shall never agin set aside half a cooked acorn squash to cool after dinner and then forget to refrigerate it overnight.

Actually, I’m pretty sure I will do it agin with something else in the future.

Now, will I die if I eat the squash?

Nah, I'd say you'll be fine.  But, as others always say to be safe, toss it.  But I'd eat it.  You're in Montana....you're not in a tropical climate...

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50 minutes ago, lindag said:

Thanks!  No meat in it, just butter, brown sugar and S&P.

I am really uptight about food safety but even I would eat this.  

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On 1/31/2021 at 2:52 PM, Smithy said:

 

I'd have been tempted to just sell the trailer as-is, or at least buy a new oven!

The way pilot lights use gas,a new oven might not be that expensive. When we redid the kitchen and got a pilotless range , we used so much less gas that our propane company actually called to ask what was up.

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2 hours ago, lindag said:

I shall never agin set aside half a cooked acorn squash to cool after dinner and then forget to refrigerate it overnight.

Actually, I’m pretty sure I will do it agin with something else in the future.

Now, will I die if I eat the squash?

 

try it and report back if you do

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It's almost never bad to feed someone.

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2 hours ago, ElsieD said:

I'd eat it.

 

I didn't die from it when I tried it. Didn't even feel like I wanted to. I say eat it.

 

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Don't ask. Eat it.

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