Monday, April 21, 2008

Oops

Last night I placed a stick of butter in the microwave to melt it. I put the butter in a Tupperware container that I received at my kitchen shower almost 29 years ago. I liked that container because it was the perfect shape for a stick of butter. Well, I thought I set the microwave for 30 seconds, but, no, I got distracted and I actually set it for 30 MINUTES. After I set it, I went upstairs to work on my computer. I started noticing a strong butter smell, a little like caramel icing. I went downstairs and the microwave had been running for about 6 of the 30 minutes and this is what I found:

So much for my container. I let it cool and it peeled off. I'm glad I realized it when I did.

Another time, many years ago, I left water boiling on the stove to make tea and went to another part of the house. All of the water boiled out and the bottom of the pot melted into a large droplet down under the eye. It looked like a modern art sculpture. Too bad I didn't save it. I could have combined it with my Tupperware and made something really funky.

I am posting this to show what can happen in the kitchen if you get distracted like I did. Plus the melted mess was just pretty amazing looking. Be careful when you cook. I truly hope that all of your uncommon kitchen endeavors are safe ones!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This makes me feel so good. :o)
Now I know you're human.
Thanks!

Janet said...

I was newly married when I cooked my first turkey. We ate some for dinner. The oven was still warm so I thought I would keep the turkey warm. (Why? I have no idea!) Well, I forgot about it. The next morning I wondered about the really awful smell in the kitchen. It was one heck of a rotten turkey!
Thanks for sharing your oops!

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one who did things like that! That was a funny story. YOU would be the ONLY ONE to think of doing ART with your creation--now THAT is AMAZING to me!

Dianne ;-)

Amby said...

That has been the trusty butter melting dish for so many years. When I moved out I always had a hard time melting butter, cause I didn't have a container like that. What are you going to do?!

Vickie said...

I don't know. I'm at a loss.

Home Cooking Kitchen said...

hahaha! that is awesome! But, ahem, I shall observe a moment of silence for the loss of the tupperware of perfect size...