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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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Put food item in fridge (to avoid critters), grab the bags when I hear early trash truck - without making sure they are "trash". Ready to bake marinated chicken and - nope - apparently at dump now. There go dinner plans and leftover plans for next 3 days.

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10 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

It shall be at least another week before I forget to put orgeat in my mai tai.

 

 

Shocking!  Shocking, I say!

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Sometimes I think this topic should be sub-titled:  "Ya wanna bet?"

 

I hate my hand mixer.  It's a Hamilton Beach and when I bought it in Moab five years ago, it was already an old model.  That's what is for sale in Moab...out-of-date appliances.  Sorry, I am crabbing.

 

It starts at 'fast' and goes up to 'incredibly stupidly fast'.  So I was mixing liquid coconut oil, carob and peanut butter with added bits of this and that, and turned it up to 'incredibly stupidly fast' and completely lost control of it.  Yes, a viscous brown mess was suddenly all over the kitchen and me.  Many rude words later...which somehow Mr. Ed reading two rooms away completely missed...the kitchen is clean.  I am clean.  The mixture is in the freezer solidifying.  And I am wondering when I'll do it again.  You'd think I'd learn.  You'd think.  

 

 

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