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I will never again . . . (Part 4)


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I shall never again have a crown fall out during dinner.  Should you believe that I wish I had a bridge to sell you.

 

Good dinner though.

 

 

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I will never again leave a pot on the stove without checking it frequently.

We moved and the new spiffy JennAir gas stove is more powerful than my old Wolf and the controls are difficult to read.  Today I burnt a pot of gently simmering marinade.  It was black and the oil just starting to smoke.  I had my fan on full so did not smell it.  Then last week I burnt 1 1/2 cups of finely chopped onions.  We are talking black.  Such a waste of time.🤕

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I feel your pain, @Okanagancook, though I'm sure I'll do something similar again. This AM, I was cooking veg for a quiche.  Lots of thinly sliced leeks that I wanted cooked low and slow, with no browning.  Then added a half pound of mushrooms and some diced country ham and watched closely.  When all was just the way I wanted, I covered the pan andI turned the burner off (or so I thought) and stepped away for a cup of coffee and eG.  Well, I was using the low "simmer"  setting on my 2-stage Wolf gas cooktop and instead of shutting it off, I turned it to the lowest regular setting so the leeks perhaps no charred but deeply caramelized when I returned. Sigh.  Haven't tossed it all yet but I probably should and move on!

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I can't get any low heat setting from my GE electric apartment range.  I still like the GE, I have never used a better range.  But that's why I love my Paragons!  And I'm pretty sure when the Paragon is unplugged it is really, truly off.

 

Still, it seems a shame to waste browned leeks when they would be fine in a soup.  Or add them to a pot of Rancho Gordo beans.

 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Teronms said:

I will never again fry onion first! Recently I saw that one guy fries meat first and then onion. That was the advice of the month, seriously! 

 

That would depend on what one was making.

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6 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

I feel your pain, @Okanagancook, though I'm sure I'll do something similar again. This AM, I was cooking veg for a quiche.  Lots of thinly sliced leeks that I wanted cooked low and slow, with no browning.  Then added a half pound of mushrooms and some diced country ham and watched closely.  When all was just the way I wanted, I covered the pan andI turned the burner off (or so I thought) and stepped away for a cup of coffee and eG.  Well, I was using the low "simmer"  setting on my 2-stage Wolf gas cooktop and instead of shutting it off, I turned it to the lowest regular setting so the leeks perhaps no charred but deeply caramelized when I returned. Sigh.  Haven't tossed it all yet but I probably should and move on!

 

Just burned leeks, too. And I'm sure my stove is wimpier than yours. Maybe they are particularly prone to burning? Luckily I was able to salvage most.

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I will never again stand close to a poorly packed stand-up freezer when opening the door.  That way, a prime rib roast won't land on my little toe when I open it.

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4 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

I will never again stand close to a poorly packed stand-up freezer when opening the door.  That way, a prime rib roast won't land on my little toe when I open it.

OMG, that's terrible. I hope you didn't damage the roast.

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5 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

I will never again stand close to a poorly packed stand-up freezer when opening the door.  That way, a prime rib roast won't land on my little toe when I open it.

 

I (literally) feel your pain. That "oh, no!" moment when the cascade starts...I've never had anything as heavy as a roast land on my foot, but it's been bad anyway.

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23 hours ago, Tropicalsenior said:

I've had a  #10 can of tomatoes fall on my foot one time. It broke two toes.

Worst thing that ever hit mine was a 3.5 pound chicken. I lost that toenail.

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48 minutes ago, Katie Meadow said:

That's why god made clogs. 

 

I actually have a pair but it didn't occur to me to put them on just to get something out of the freezer. :)   The toe is pretty ugly today.  It's swollen and the whole thing is 15 shades of purple with a bit of blue thrown in.

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7 minutes ago, ElsieD said:

The toe is pretty ugly today.  It's swollen and the whole thing is 15 shades of purple with a bit of blue thrown in.

That sounds like the way my foot looked when a Tennessee Walker stallion stepped on my foot, picked up the other three feet and pivoted. At least it felt like he did. I was wearing sandals at the time.

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6 minutes ago, Tropicalsenior said:

That sounds like the way my foot looked when a Tennessee Walker stallion stepped on my foot, picked up the other three feet and pivoted. At least it felt like he did. I was wearing sandals at the time.

I am not allowed to wear sandals.  Period.  Too many accidents where the sandal sole stayed put, but my foot didn't.  I had no idea that head wounds had so much blood.  I'd never seen arterial spray before.  I heard about it, of course, on CSI Las Vegas, but never seen it.  

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10 minutes ago, Darienne said:

I am not allowed to wear sandals.  Period.  Too many accidents where the sandal sole stayed put, but my foot didn't. 

 

That's why I don't wear them, personally. Nor clogs, for that matter, which have a tendency to fly off of my foot like a kicked soccer ball. I like footwear that lashes securely into place.

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Bag of frozen bones hit me on the head - blood dripped off my nose - wandered back over to the ER applying pressure. No one could find the spot that was bleeding on my scalp. 

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3 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

Bag of frozen bones hit me on the head - blood dripped off my nose - wandered back over to the ER applying pressure. No one could find the spot that was bleeding on my scalp. 

 

You win first prize, although some others are close.

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