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Old 09-05-2013, 02:11 AM   #1
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Your Worst Kitchen Disaster

This probably has been discussed many times before. Since I'm fairly new thought I would give it a try. My Question is ''What's your biggest kitchen disaster''. Mine was while serving dinner in a group home for about 20 people [Including staff]. It was St. Patty's day and I was ready to serve the standard corned beef dinner. The building I was working in was an old semi refurbished mansion with uneven floors. We served ''Family Style'' bringing the hot pots of food on a cart and serving tableside. I had finished loading the last pot[ boiled potatoes]. You can guess the rest. As I moved the cart to the dining room I hit a bump in the floor and the whole ten gallon pot with water and potatoes spilled onto the floor. At first shocked [but not burned] I ran to the freezer an spread a bag of ''Tater Tots'' out onto a sheet pan. Cranked the oven to high and we had ''Tater Tots'' with our ''traditional dinner''.The owner of the home was a nice friendly Irish lady. What she said to me that day was anything but nice.
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I never had a disaster that involved a dinner with that many people! All of mine, and there were more than a few, were private disasters. Mostly due to gettin' in a hurry and either leaving out something critical or mismeasurement. Thankfully, I am gettin' too old to get in much of a hurry these days.
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I never had a disaster that involved a dinner with that many people! All of mine, and there were more than a few, were private disasters. Mostly due to gettin' in a hurry and either leaving out something critical or mismeasurement. Thankfully, I am gettin' too old to get in much of a hurry these days.
I hear That! We are on the same wave length. I used to hurry now I do things when I'm ready.
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