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Shalamar

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Re: S/O Proud kitchen moments -- Kitchen disasters
« Reply #300 on: June 13, 2013, 02:54:53 PM »
Sugar and whipped cream and chicken?  Oh my goodness.  :o

At least Joey from Friends would approve.  "Sugar?  Good.  Whipped cream?  Good.  Chicken?  Gooooood."

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« Reply #301 on: June 13, 2013, 02:58:03 PM »
Sugar and whipped cream and chicken?  Oh my goodness.  :o

At least Joey from Friends would approve.  "Sugar?  Good.  Whipped cream?  Good.  Chicken?  Gooooood."

haha I love that episode!

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« Reply #302 on: June 14, 2013, 10:40:36 AM »
Back in the stone ages when I went to college, we weren't supposed to have stoves/hotplates or anything else that might involve cooking in our rooms.  The RAs usually gave you quite a bit of leeway on this as long as it didn't look dangerous.  I had a pizza oven that I stored under the bed, and a "mini" fridge that actually had a pull out two burner stove. 

My mother loved canning things, and I frequently brought stuff up to my dorm room to have for meals on the weekend.  One day, I put some canned Chili into a pot on the stove and then went off to start my laundry while it cooked.  I didn't know when it started cooking that the chili didn't actually get canned well and had gone bad.  On top of that, I spent a bit more time than expected in the laundry room so the Chili burned on the bottom.

I came back down the hall, and the RA was yelling "what the H$$L is that smell".  I had burned my spoiled chili, and it filled the entire hall with it's wonderful aroma.  Of course, I had "no idea" what the smell was and hurried back to my room to deal with the evidence.  I ended up waiting until the coast was clear and I threw out the pot down the garbage chute.  After that, I had mainly spaghettios, mac N' cheese, and frozen pizza for me weekend meals.

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Re: S/O Proud kitchen moments -- Kitchen disasters
« Reply #303 on: June 18, 2013, 09:28:22 PM »
With all the potato talk may I suggest Alton Brown Good Eats Mashers?  Season 1,Episode 2, "This Spuds for You."
He uses two different potatoes and discusses the differences in the kinds of potatoes and how their starches work differently.

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Re: S/O Proud kitchen moments -- Kitchen disasters
« Reply #304 on: June 18, 2013, 10:12:28 PM »
And if you want a giggle, you can watch Snoop Dogg make mashed potatos with Martha Stewart: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ocre0kXgvg
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Re: S/O Proud kitchen moments -- Kitchen disasters
« Reply #305 on: June 20, 2013, 11:19:02 AM »
This just happened.  I'm microwaving some frozen chicken strips.  The bag says to place chicken on a plate, cover, heat.  I covered it with a paper towel.  I smelled burning and I saw a small flame shoot out the top of the paper towel. :-[

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« Reply #306 on: June 20, 2013, 11:40:51 AM »
This just happened.  I'm microwaving some frozen chicken strips.  The bag says to place chicken on a plate, cover, heat.  I covered it with a paper towel.  I smelled burning and I saw a small flame shoot out the top of the paper towel. :-[

Were the paper towels made of recycled materials, by any chance? Shortly after I moved into my office, I used one of the paper towels supplied by my landlady to cover something I was putting in the microwave, and she happened to be in the kitchen in time to tell me not to do that, because she had had a towel spark on her before and had realized that there was some metal in the recycled paper towels, from staples and paper clips and whatnot.



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Re: S/O Proud kitchen moments -- Kitchen disasters
« Reply #307 on: July 07, 2013, 07:23:41 PM »
This wasn't a kitchen disaster, per say, but it did happen in the kitchen.

My friend and I were playing with Pinterest and decided to make glow-in-the-dark balloons. She blew up a balloon, broke a glow stick and proceeded to dump the contents into the balloon. Turns out that there's broken glass inside those glow sticks. The balloon exploded and sprayed glow stuff all over the kitchen. We turned out the lights and it looked like a crime scene: the ceiling, walls and floors were covered with little glowing dots in a 10 foot circle.

Also, for the record, that stuff doesn't taste very good.

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« Reply #308 on: July 07, 2013, 08:42:43 PM »
...   Turns out that there's broken glass inside those glow sticks. ...

Also, for the record, that stuff doesn't taste very good.

Yeah.  I've heard that about broken glass.   :-\

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Re: S/O Proud kitchen moments -- Kitchen disasters
« Reply #309 on: July 08, 2013, 01:00:53 PM »
Pinterest projects usually benefit from a pinch of salt.

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« Reply #310 on: July 08, 2013, 02:29:27 PM »
Pinterest projects usually benefit from a pinch of salt.

We always go in with a hint of skepticism and a sense of humor.

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« Reply #311 on: July 09, 2013, 08:50:17 AM »
Pinterest projects usually benefit from a pinch of salt.

We always go in with a hint of skepticism and a sense of humor.

Pinstrosity - http://pinstrosity.blogspot.com/

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Re: S/O Proud kitchen moments -- Kitchen disasters
« Reply #312 on: July 09, 2013, 09:39:16 AM »
Pinterest projects usually benefit from a pinch of salt.

We always go in with a hint of skepticism and a sense of humor.

Pinstrosity - http://pinstrosity.blogspot.com/

Also, Don't Pin That - http://nodontpinthat.blogspot.com/

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« Reply #313 on: July 09, 2013, 02:38:17 PM »
Does anyone remember that Only Fools and Horses Episode, where Uncle Albert makes coffee instead of gravy and everyone dumps it all over their dinner without realising?

My mum did that once. Fortunately dinner was rescuable, but it took a long time before my brother trusted gravy again  ;D
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Re: S/O Proud kitchen moments -- Kitchen disasters
« Reply #314 on: July 09, 2013, 03:03:03 PM »
That puts me in mind of my mother-in-law's gravy.  Her gravy is absolutely horrible.  It's basically just skimmed-off fat, with no thickener or seasoning added at all.  At my first Thanksgiving dinner, she asked if I'd like some.  Because I love gravy and I didn't know what hers was like, I happily said yes - and watched in horror as liquid fat was poured all over my dinner.   :(