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I was making spaghetti and meatballs for dinner last night. My future mother-in-law is a vegetarian. So we had discussed making the meatless meatballs for her. I went into the kitchen and started mixing this pretend meat with spices, egg, bread crumbs etc. and it wouldn't hold together.
She came in and flipped out. Apparently she had a bag of frozen meatless meatballs in the freezer. Didn't see them and I quickly learned that fake meat doesn't work for meatballs! Having never worked with the stuff, I had no idea it wouldn't stick together and form balls.
She went on and on about what to do with it now. I could've made it work. I know it! I was thinking Bolognese for her. But her idea is much better in her eyes. What does she do? She takes this fake meat that I had mixed with basil, oregano and garlic and makes burritos. Yuck!
Ever screw up a meal? What sort of kitchen disasters have you had?
Hahahhahahaha Never have two women in the kitchen at once! It never works. Probably the dumbest thing i ever did was when i decided to make a apple cake. I had just finished dinner and made homemade french fries. It takes a ton of vegetable oil to deep fry.
As i started to prepare this apple cake i realized i used up all the oil. Here on the stove is still cooling this huge pot of oil. My mind is scrambling......should i or shouldn't i? I only needed like a quarter of a cup. I thought potatoes are not that strong in taste, what can it hurt.
Well boy oh boy was i ever wrong! The entire cake tasted like one big french fry!! Needless to say i through the entire cake out!
A couple thanksgivings ago my mom was sick and ask me and my sister to cook the dinner well what a mess we even failed at making instant mashed potatoes....mom dont get sick on the holidays anymore the sad thing is we both have our own families and cook everynight for them
Oh goodness, thanks for sharing! Feeling much better about my blunder. We all have em at one time or another. LMAO
Meatless meatballs! I've heard it all now!
Can't say I've ever had a massive disaster although I've burned or ruined my share. Probably the stupidest thing ever was forgetting to peel the carrots before chopping and putting them in a curry I made once. Carrot skin is not nice...
I do have a friend who set his own shirt on fire while trying to cook something for his girlfriend once. The best thing was he could smell something burning and couldn't find what it was. It took a while for it to burn enough that he felt it.
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Ok this was almost a mishap. My soon to be mother-in-law cooked up some mushrooms and peppers that had a taste like fajitas. She makes spaghetti too and wants to mix it all together with cream and cheese. I said NO WAY! OMG that sounds awful!
I love cream cheese but i think i will save that for another kind of dish and not pasta! Bagel and cream cheese? Now we are talking!!
Oh Usne, I wish it were cream cheese. She wanted to mix with cream and shredded cheese! Ewwwwwwwwwww
Here's yet another kitchen nightmare staring my Future mother-in-law and me. I go into the kitchen this morning to make my espresso on the stove. Turn on the stove and flames shoot out of the oven.
She left the stove on all night and the igniting of the burner caused the flames I assume. The hair was singed right off my arms. At the time it was not so funny but now I can't stop laughing when I think of it.
Omg Savannah, that was extremely dangerous! Leaving the stove! I know of people who burnt their house that way.
But here's the solution - chase your soon to be in-law out of the kitchen, and take over the cooking area under the excuse that you want to pamper her. That will sound sweet, and you may get to save a few lives/houses that way!
I wish it were that easy Cat! She likes to be in control of things. She one of those ppl that wants it done her way. I vacuum and she vacuums again like she doesn't know I did it.
But I will say, the kitchen if definitely not her place!
Wow that is extremely dangerous. I hope you told her what she did. She could of not only hurt you but blew up the damn house! Tell her stay the hell out of the kitchen.
Glad you are ok...........shhheeezz
Oh she knows what she did. She was right there when it happened. She laughed and at that moment, I was not amused.
She's a little....shall I say..... not right in the head sometimes. Well, more times than some times.
I hope it was a nervous laugh for her absent-mindedness. Cuz in reality there is nothing funny about it all. And if you did get hurt i was seriously come there and kick some arse!
The the stove is situated in the kitchen in such a way sometimes will accidently turn the knobs on in front of the stove if i brush by it. Luckily i have smelled the gas fumes in a matter of a minute or so and turn it off.
That too is a explosion waiting to happen.
Don't you have to push the knobs in or something before you can turn them for the gas to come out?
Noooooooo it does not push in!! I know i have never seen knobs that didn't push in. You simply turn it and poof there it is!
There should be regulations on that type of knob! I have done it a million times.
That can't be legal. Imagine the damage a curious kid could do!
The mishaps just don't stop over here. I made pasta and who else but momma in law wants to add dried chilly flakes. She dumps them in the pot. I mean almost the entire bottle! She doesn't realize that she doesn't have the little sprinkle side open. Luckily we had already eaten and that was leftovers for her!
I need to chain her in another room when I cook!
Aaah memories of school camps where we would unscrew the sugar jar lid or the sauce bottle lid and laugh as some other poor kid dumped a whole jar of sugar on their food. Um .. *ahem* I mean watching *other kids* do it.
Oooooooh was Ed a bit of a bully? The look on the face of someone when they have just dumped an entire bottle of someone on their food or drink is priceless! Definitely in the top 10 kitchen nightmares!
Oh speaking of sugar..............
When i was a kid, went to a restaurant and poured sugar on my french fries mistaking it for salt. My mom thought i was trying to be cute (wasn't) and made me eat them damn fries!
lol, thanks for sharing your crazy kitchen mishaps!
What comes to mind for me is a birthday cake. I am not that creative, but I have made some cute birthday cakes for my boys, through the years.
One time, I even made a huge cake that looked like a big Whopper burger with lettuce and tomatoes poking out the sides (frosting, etc) and it had eyes and a mouth. Turned out great, much to my surprise! Really cute!
I asked my youngest son, one year what he wanted for a cake and he said a roller blade.
Well, although I had made cute kitten cakes, that burger, and all kinds of decorated (but easy) cakes, the roller blade proved a bit more challenging, for whatever reason. I would just look up on the computer and copy whatever or find in a magazine (I am NO cake decorator, just brave, lol).
Anyway, the roller blade turned out a complete disaster. It was for my youngest son, and I would say he was around 8 years old at the time. He saw how upset I was (almost in tears), and he put his arm around me and said, "That is okay mom. How about we turn it into a rainbow?" lmbo! It did kind of look like one.
Fortunately, kids are forgiving when it comes to ice cream and cake, and they care more for how it tastes instead of what it looks like....lucky for me.
After that, I started relying on the bakery to order our birthday cakes so I could guarantee the cake would be what my sons requested.
Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of the things, and no good thing ever dies.
Oooooooh was Ed a bit of a bully?
Oooooooh was Ed a bit of a bully?
hahah definitely not a bully (I was one of the smallest!) more a joker...
and a good long distance runner!
OMG I want a Whopper cake for my b-day!
Looked kind of like this (the one with eyes):
I found mine in a magazine, and I have a photo of it somewhere I think mine turned out better than these (much better than the roller blade/rainbow, lol), but this is all I could find on short notice, lol.
Sugar on fries? Yum! lol
When I was a kid I would dip fries in my chocolate shake.
And did someone say cream cheese? Ohhhhhhh, love it!
I am having cravings, because due to a health condition (NOT by choice) I am on a sugar free diet and it is killing me. I LOVE My sweets!
The sugar on fries reminded me of my middle son who used to put black olives on his ice cream sundae if we went somewhere like Old Country Buffet. It was NOT a mistake and it grossed me out so bad! Ewwwwww! We still tease him about that, but for whatever reason he liked that combo!
That cake is too cute! Cream cheese frosting is even better!
But whoa the black olives on ice cream is gross!
MOM, IF YOU EVER GO ONLINE, I WANT A WHOPPER CAKE FOR MY BIRTHDAY PLEASE!
Yes, those were the days I look back and truly wonder how I did it all I have now been on a cooking/baking strike since the boys moved out (well, oldest son is staying here, but he is always working at dinner time) Cooking/baking for one is just not the same, but I am not complaining. I am enjoying my break and being lazy, but those really were fun times cooking and baking for three growing boys!
This will make you all laugh... I went to a bread making class last night.
It was a birthday present from my wife... do you think she's trying to tell me something?!?
And now I have a sore arm from slamming the dough onto the bench over and over. But it was fun!
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