Recent Kitchen Blunders


I really can be clumsy, forgetful and distracted which  makes for quite a few blunders in my kitchen.  Here are a few recent ones.

Overcooked Ham – I left the Easter ham in the crock pot while we went to church.  I started it out on high and meant to turn it to low before we left.  Guess what?  I forgot to turn it to low.  It was still good, but a little drier than I would have liked.

Hummus Mess – I dropped a large container of hummus.  It was a 30 ounce container that I bought at BJ’s, and it was about 3/4 full.  The container hit the tile floor right next to my foot.  The lid popped off and hummus flew onto my pants leg, shoe, and the floor.  One of my dogs had her first taste of red pepper hummus and seemed to like it.

Burnt Rice (Twice) – How do you burn rice?  You put it in a pressure cooker that is not working properly.  Too much liquid escapes and the rice on the bottom of the pot burns and infuses the rest of the rice with a burnt flavor.  I don’t know why it took me two times before I decided to take a look at my pressure cooker lid.  I think it’s fixed now.

What blunders have you made in the kitchen recently?

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    • says

      I have burned bacon before. I hate it when I do that because everyone smells the bacon and is looking forward to it, then they are disappointed when it is burnt or too well done.

  1. Michelle says

    I made chocolate tapioca pudding last night for the 1st time. I think I may have had the temperature too high or may have needed to add more liquid or something, because it’s really, really thick & sticky… it’s good but the texture is bizarre lol

  2. says

    I am so good at making blunders in the kitchen. I haven’t had any recently since I’m on a no-chew diet (I burned the heck out of the roof of my mouth and chewing hurts like heck!)

    But I have burned things, dropped things, and ended up with soggy messes.

  3. says

    Linda, at least your dog is broadening his palette and experiencing ethnic foods. I made a batch of pancakes and realized after I cooked them that I had forgotten the butter AND the sugar. Surprisingly, my pancakes can come out if I forget the butter – this is a common occurrence – but without sugar pancakes look and feel really weird.

    • says

      I have left the sugar out of recipes before. Any recipe that is supposed to have sugar and ends up with none is usually not too good. :)

  4. says

    Too numerous to mention – except there are two loaves of stone-like bread in a landfill somewhere. Never could get to cut them. And I did follow the recipe.

  5. Joy says

    A few weeks back I had a craving for lemon meringue pie. So I fought with the crust!! Finally got it in the pie plate and baked. Then I started making the filling, got the corn starch and water in the pan, added the lemon juice and other ingredients. It was taking forever to get thick. Instead of thickening, the corn starch kept clumping around the wooden spoon. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Then I looked at the recipe again. I was supposed to put 1/2 cup of cornstarch in, well I put 1 1/2 cups. Three times too much!!! I couldn’t throw it away and start over, as I didn’t have enough ingredients. So I ventured on. I added more water to try to thin it out, that gave me clumps of cornstarch. So I put the filling in the blender and tried to puree it. It kind of worked. I still ventured on!! I baked it up, it didn’t thicken like it should have. It tasted okay, was a little “starchy”, but it didn’t stop me from eating almost the whole thing. I don’t think I’ll ever forget how much cornstarch should go in this recipe!!

    • says

      Oh my, that’s funny! I remember eating at someone’s house years ago and she was trying to thicken something with corn starch. She had gotten the corn starch in bulk and apparently they had put powdered sugar in the bin instead!

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