Wednesday, May 28, 2008

incredibly dumb things you do in the kitchen

Ok, help me out here. Surely all you kitchen-savvy types do really, really stupid things when no one but the cat is watching. Please share!

Why? Because I just exploded a hard-boiled egg all over my kitchen, that's why. Even worse was not realizing what I'd done for at least 20 minutes after said egg had exploded. Yes, I heard the poof-thwump of the egg chunks hitting the floor at high velocity, but I just figured my roommate had come home, put popcorn in the microwave, and had all the corn magically pop at once, boom.

Honestly, such was my thought process, and I should be condemned to a life of takeout pizza and Grape-Nuts just for that. it wasn't until the house began to smell like something burning on the stove that I recalled putting on an egg to simmer, oh, an hour or so ago. And then I remembered how yes, an egg will indeed explode if exposed to dry heat--the kind of heat you get when you let your pot boil dry for a long time. So, no hard-boiled egg for me, and lots of shell on the floor. Small rationalization: many deadlines, and typing madly on multiple projects! But still.

Damn. And you?

4 comments:

k. said...

As Fluffy would say, "wow."

Anonymous said...

I spent a year as a cook in a frat and one night after I'd gone home the boys decided to boil eggs.

I came in the next morning to find egg bits sticking to the walls and ceiling...

Chrissy

Angelica said...

Oh man, I've done so many stupid things. One thing that I do over and over again is to forget the popcorns in the microwave... until they are totally burned and the fire alarm goes off and the kitchen smells like h*ll for a day or so...

TeaLady said...

Never leave a raw chicken in the same kitchen as a cat. One of them is going to end up on the floor with teeth marks.....

And not the only one who blows up eggs.....