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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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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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Old 02-11-2005, 06:29 PM   #8
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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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Old 02-11-2005, 08:41 PM   #10
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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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Old 02-11-2005, 09:15 PM   #11
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When making a huge dinner, if I don't take out every singled darned thing I mean to put on the table and put it on the counter, I will always forget one dish. I'll go to the fridge or pantry the next day, or when putting together desert, and ... duh, there's a side dish I forgot. I also continually forget the things I don't care for myself. I'll invite folk over for dinner for 6 or 8, and not have a desert, or forget after-dinner coffee, or ..... I now always put someone else in charge of the things I know I consistently forget. Inevitably, I might add, when I DO get the coffee maker ready and on the sideboard near the outlet .... NO ONE WANTS COFFEE. Luckily, I've never had a disasterous one like the missing turkey on Thanksgiving!!!!

Elf, you sound like my husband. I'll never quite get it, because for the first half of our marriage, he did 90% of the grocery shopping (of course, we were both working more than full time, no kids, so how many meals were there?). Now if he goes, or even if he goes with me, I find we've purchased $200 worth of groceries, but only enough for one meal, the meal he had in mind. None of the rest make up an entire meal. MY $100-$200 worth of groceries means we don't have to go back for the rest of the week, and the pantry and freezer are fully stocked enough that if we had to we might be able to live off of it for a month.
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Old 02-12-2005, 10:22 AM   #12
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I went to the store for groceries and as I turned the cart into another isle to get a couple of loaves of bread and as I stood there in front of the shelves of bread I just froze. I forgot what I went down that isle for.

I set up a pot of coffee and then forgot to turn on the coffee maker. :roll:

I looked all over the house for my car keys and the whole time the keys where in my hand.

Worst of all I opened the trunk of my car and while shuffleing through some paper work I layed the keys down in the trunk. When done I picked up the papers and slamed down the trunk door locking keys inside.

I went to the store and when I got inside I realized I forgot to comb my hair before leaving the house. :oops:
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Oh and I forgot about the time that I put a beef tongue on to boil and a peach pie in the oven and had eggs boiling on the stove top. In all three cases I forgot I had the stuff cooking and layed down and went to sleep. And by the time I woke the tongue was burnt dry. The pie was over cooked by 1 hour and burnt and the eggs had run out of water and were all cracked.
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Old 02-12-2005, 10:34 AM   #14
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how about when food shopping, you turn around to pick out something, then toss it in your cart and move on, only to realize a few minutes later that half of the stuff in your cart you didn't put there :oops: . you stole someone else's cart. i've heard that this has happened to some people once or twice 8)
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Never had anything like that happen but I did stop one time to get a pack of ciggarettes and as I steped outside to leave I opened the door of a car that I thought was mine and a lady poked her head out the door of the store and grinned and said "that's my car". I looked inside the car and noticed that everything inside was different and looked over to see my car parked next to hers. :oops: :oops:

How about the time I parked my car in a hospital parking garage and when I came out of the hospital I couldn't find my car and I just knew I had parked it in a perticular spot. It wound up I was looking for my car on the wrong ground level. :oops:
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Mine is that we have a self lighting stove but it dosent always light. Sometimes Jenny will be like "what are you making? It smells like rotten eggs" and Im like "Rotten eggs? Im making... $#@#$#$@!!!" and I go running to shut it off.
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Old 02-12-2005, 11:51 AM   #17
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I put a pumpkin pie in the oven only to discover the can of pumpkin sitting on the counter! I quickly removed the pie from oven and gently stirred in the pumpkin. It came out fine. That was when I wasn't an old f*rt, too!
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Mine is that we have a self lighting stove but it dosent always light. Sometimes Jenny will be like "what are you making? It smells like rotten eggs" and Im like "Rotten eggs? Im making... $#@#$#$@!!!" and I go running to shut it off.
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How about cooking something you are not really supposed to cook up like a top to a Cool Whip container on a stove.

We all know a melting Cool Whip container is NOT GOOD EATS!!!
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Before I got a ceramic top stove, I had those metal burner covers & I had a really bad habit of turning on an eye that was still covered. I would be cooking a start smelling something burning & realize that it was the metal burner cover. I couldn't tell you how many of those things I've burned!:oops: One time I even forgot to get a hot pad or towel to remove it after I burnt it! Talk about sounding like a drunk sailor! Man I let some words fly that made even my hubby blush!
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