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Old 11-08-2006, 01:55 PM   #31
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just this morning, I was trying to clean my mister and sprayed my self square in the face with olive oil. I really was grateful I had my glasses on.

But the funniest story I have ever heard is told by a friend of mine. She has no interest in cooking. Just after she married, she had the inlaws over for dinner. She wanted to make spaghetti. So she put on a pot of water to boil. When it came to a boil, she added the pasta. Then she added the raw ground meat. Then she added the jarred spaghetti sauce. Then she wondered why something did not look quite right.
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:00 PM   #32
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just this morning, I was trying to clean my mister and sprayed my self square in the face with olive oil. I really was grateful I had my glasses on.

But the funniest story I have ever heard is told by a friend of mine. She has no interest in cooking. Just after she married, she had the inlaws over for dinner. She wanted to make spaghetti. So she put on a pot of water to boil. When it came to a boil, she added the pasta. Then she added the raw ground meat. Then she added the jarred spaghetti sauce. Then she wondered why something did not look quite right.
That is too funny!!
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:14 PM   #33
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That is too funny!!
Hilarious!
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Old 11-08-2006, 03:21 PM   #34
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I can truthfully say that I have done many of the same things that the rest of you have. Yup, I'm a klutz too!!
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Old 11-08-2006, 09:54 PM   #35
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just this morning, I was trying to clean my mister and sprayed my self square in the face with olive oil. I really was grateful I had my glasses on.

But the funniest story I have ever heard is told by a friend of mine. She has no interest in cooking. Just after she married, she had the inlaws over for dinner. She wanted to make spaghetti. So she put on a pot of water to boil. When it came to a boil, she added the pasta. Then she added the raw ground meat. Then she added the jarred spaghetti sauce. Then she wondered why something did not look quite right.
LMAO - What a way to save time - You can cook and do a facial treatment at the same time - lol - just have this image in my mind - too funny
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Old 11-08-2006, 09:59 PM   #36
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Good grief, goboenomo. Don't have any more accidents like these. I'll be getting sympathetic knees next!

Here's another good one.

I was taking a chicken spit out of the rotisserie and I didn't realize there was a hole in our oven mit. So i grabbed it, and burnt myself, then I lost grip of the spit and dropped it onto a metal insert of hot chicken grease drippings which splattered perfectly in my direction.

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I've got plenty more where that came from.
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:08 PM   #37
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holy crap goboenomo!!! perhaps a change of career is in order, or else, switch up from your cursed work place!

tho it could be karma...i had a roomie back in college that *swore* that if she didn't burn or injure herself in some minor way, the food wouldn't end up all that good. well, there were plenty of tiny traumas in our kitchen, and yeah, the times she made it out unscathed were oddly the times that dinner was just ok. thank whoever's watching over me that i don't need the same karmic trade-up to eat well!

i've done the same plastic bag o'bread on a hot toaster oven top as some of you guys. btw, when you're taking things out of said toaster oven, even if the heating elements aren't glowing red anymore, buggers are still hot! i still have that scar across my index finger almost 13 years later.

my biggest genius moment came when i was having a *bunch* of friends over for a southern fish fry. i had a plate lined with paper towels next to the pot of frying oil that i was putting the onion rings on as they came out. said plate was of course sitting on the next burner over, and i totally failed to notice when i'd bumped up against that burner's dial and lit a fire under my little stoneware plate. i noticed alright when it literally exploded, dumping greasy paper towels and pile o'rings right onto the flaming burner. needless to say, the back door was open for the rest of the night to vent the smoke.

best kitchen boo-boo in my family is from my mom, who is a nurse, and was working night shifts when we were little kiddos. she was frying up some okra for dinner and had stepped into her bedroom to get something. well, in her irregular-sleep-cycle-just-woke-up state, she got mesmerized by the tv and fell asleep. i remember walking towards an orange glow emanating from the kitchen as mom raced past us to start fighting the grease fire going on in the kitchen. dad happened to be getting home 2 minutes later, and as he ran through the kitchen he kept on running right out the back door! mom was calling him all sorts of un-mom-approved names, right up until he brought the garage fire extingiusher in to put out the fire. dad always said there had to be a less dramatic way to get a new stove. we didn't get fried okra at home for many years afterwards!
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:34 PM   #38
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My father-in-law has always had the habit of trying anything new for the first time which is why my MIL found herself seated in a rustic village "diner" in the mountains of Puerto Rico. All was going well though MIL was a bit nervous about the sanitary conditions. All speculation ended when a chicken came running and squawking from the swinging kitchen doors right at her and the "chef" galloping after it. They ate at home that night.
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Next story.

I had to refill the deep fryer. The problem was:

The deep fryer was still hot and we needed it right away.
It still had alot of fat left in it
My boss wouldnt let me empty it out first.
And we used lard in a big block in a box.


I got the big box, and got someone to help me put it in.

We tried to lower the box as much as possible without touching the fryer.
The top of the box was sticking out, and knocked a piece of lettuce into the fryer that pretty much exploded and spit hot lard all over us. We both lost grip of the lard and the whole block fell right out of the box and splashed tons!! of hot grease on both of us.
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:43 PM   #40
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I seldom use skillets in the oven. At least half a dozen times I've used a towel or hot pad to move a skillet from the oven to the stove top, put down the hot pad and immediately grabbed the skillet handle bare-handed.
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