we’ve all had them. let’s share some of our memorable kitchen disasters…
…like putting chicken in a bag to toss with flour and having the bag break?
…or the first time i made perogies…had invited a couple of friends over for homemade perogies. was going to town rolling, filling, folding and sealing. as i was making them, i was just tossing them into a bowl one on top of the other not realizing that the entire mass was sticking together. ended up having to pull the things apart, pick out the filling and reroll and restuff. i have a tendency to experiment (make things for the first time) whenever i have guests coming over for dinner. lol
…or the time i had a 10lb roast pork in the oven and 5 friends over for dinner.
went into the kitchen to check on the roast and the next thing everyone heard was me cursing up a storm. everyone asked if i was ok. i said sure, no problem at all. i had pulled the roast out to check it and had dropped the damn thing on the floor. roast went skidding across the floor and pan juices everywhere. i picked up the roast, put it back in the pan and oven, cleaned up the mess and served dinner. never said a word to anyone.
…made a stuffed pork tenderloin that called for fresh bread crumbs. i had no idea what they were. thought it was bread crumbs freshly made. so i dried out some bread, turned it into crumbs and used it to stuff my roast. no wonder the roast turned out drier than a popcorn fart. i had no idea that it was fresh bread, crumbed. lol
…made some chicken cordon bleu for my roommates one night for supper. the recipe called for paprika sprinkled over the top of the chicken before it was tossed into the oven. i had grabbed the cayenne by mistake. talk about a taste totally different than what you expected.
…was making my chocolate cake one day and decided to make it a rum cake.
so, i replaced some of the liquid with 1/2 a cup of rum. when i pulled that baby out of the oven, i had a mass of something. it sure wasn’t cake and it didn’t rize either. lol
… a friend had asked me to make my chocolate cake for a birthday party he was throwing for his roommate. me being the procrastinator that i am, left baking the cake until the last minute. needed that puppy to cool quickly so that i could make it to the party on time. put the cake out on the balcony to cool down, it was winter and around 30 below. made the icing went out to grab the cake. well, lo and behold, i didn’t have a cake anymore. the entire thing had fallen. called my friend and said, oops, i’ve had a disaster. will be a little later than i expected. told him what had happened and threw another cake into the oven. lol
these are just a few of my memorable disasters. let’s hear yours.