Wednesday, June 27, 2007

What a Disaster!

After Beth's nice entry regarding our dinner party the other night, I thought it would only be appropriate to acknowledge our kitchen misfortune only nights before. After putting together broccoli, spices, and some olive oil, I put the broccoli in the oven to cook for 20 minutes or so. Something we had done three or four times before without problem. This time was a little different. Instead of putting it in our normal baking pan, I put the broccoli on a cookie sheet and neglected to realize that oil gets thin when it gets hot. By the time I realized this, it was too late as the oil had run down the side of the oven all over the burner. Smoke was billowing out of the oven along with foot tall flames. We quickly pulled out the broccoli as we tried to figure out what to do next....We had no other option but to let the flames go out and open the door to our apartment to let the smoke out. Thirty minutes later we were left with an apartment full of smoke, gross tasting broccoli, and an oven that had seen better days. Our great meal that we had planned ended up turning into us going out to dinner. We probably won't be cooking broccoli again any time soon.

1 comment:

afoos said...

This has happened to me so many times with the oven. I usually fill the dish too much and it ends up overflowing to a big, huge, smoky mess. And no matter how hard you clean the oven, it still reeks the next time you go to cook.

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