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Old 02-11-2005, 05:49 PM   #1
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Cooking Brain Farts

Last night while I was making my chili, I diced up my onions and proceeded to put it in the pot to brown. As I was doing this, I remember telling myself "Now there's some reason I dont want to do this" But since I couldn't remember why, I just turned on the stoved and cooked the onions. Then when I went to add my ground meat, I remembered! Arrrgghh, the meat wont brown nicely now that I've had the onions in it.
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My chili tastes good, but now the meat is kinda pale because I had a brain fart and didn't add the meat first.

What are your cooking brain farts? Stuff you totall know better, but don't pay attention, etc. and miss a step, or get a step backwards?

One of my other brain farts would be making chiffon cake for a party and forgetting to add the sugar.

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Old 02-11-2005, 05:57 PM   #2
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i've forgotten to turn on the stove.
also forgot i was cooking dinner lol
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Old 02-11-2005, 05:59 PM   #3
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My cooking brain farts usually occur in the store, before I even start cooking (shopping brain fart?) I always forget the most crucial item. I can't count how many times I've set up for a day of grilling and forgot to buy charcoal or thought I'd make brownies for the heck of it and forgot to buy eggs. :roll:
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Old 02-11-2005, 06:08 PM   #4
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OK, OK, I have to confess.

Went to the store and purchased the entire Thanksgiving Dinner fixings, but forgot the turkey.
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Old 02-11-2005, 06:15 PM   #5
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LOL! Auntdot, let's all be honest. The Thanksgiving turkey is the traditional staple! It all the OTHER goodies that we salivate over! No wonder you forgot! mmm, side dishes! :D
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auntdot - I've done that.

I've also gone to the grocery store and spent nearly $300.00 - and couldn't even make a sandwich and had to go back for things to make a complete dinner.
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I invariably manage to lose my shopping list on the way to the store (it's all of 5 minutes away from my house too), so usually come home having forgotten most of the stuff I went there for in the first place.

Tried to cook burgers in dishwashing liquid once when I was pregnant - I thought it was my bottle of cooking oil and only realised when bubbles started forming around the burgers.

Have put casseroles in the oven, only to return 2 hours later to find I'd forgotten to switch the oven on...

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I invariably manage to lose my shopping list on the way to the store (it's all of 5 minutes away from my house too), so usually come home having forgotten most of the stuff I went there for in the first place.

Tried to cook burgers in dishwashing liquid once when I was pregnant - I thought it was my bottle of cooking oil and only realised when bubbles started forming around the burgers.

Have put casseroles in the oven, only to return 2 hours later to find I'd forgotten to switch the oven on...

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TFF on the dishsoap...........got a giggle out of me and that's a rare thing!
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I've never forgotten to turn the stove on... but, there's been a million times when I've forgotten to turn it off or down or put my pots on the wrong burner and burned the eggs while the potatoes were completely raw... And I always forget things at the store. Salt has been on my list for three weeks now and I just can't seem to remember it.

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