I realized recently, one thing I don’t do very often here on the blog is write about those crazy kitchen mishaps. I mean, let’s be honest, I am a natural-born klutz. So, to even try and pretend like I sail through all of my cooking adventures without any incidents is not an option.
So, I thought I’d share with you some of the regular mishaps I have as well as some of the more serious incidents I have had in the past. Enjoy, try not to laugh too much, and share below in the comments section any of your own cooking “oopsies”
- Without fail, almost every time I cook, food ends up on the floor. We don’t eat it of course! But you’ll often hear a “man down!” being shouted from the kitchen as a slice of zucchini or carrot rolls off the cutting board onto the floor.
- Occasionally I pull a baking pan out of the oven to check on something, then forget to put the oven mitt back on when I go to put it back in.
- We have the worst system in place for containing all the spices, so I regularly have to pull out 20 spice jars to get to just one, that somehow ended up in the corner of the cabinet.
- There was that time I tried to cook rice in the overhead microwave we had. Pulled out a bowl of boiling water and managed to spill it all down the front of my stomach. E. and my friends then had to go to Vegas and sit by the pools with me and my stomach burns.
- I have actually opened the freezer more than once to have items fly out at me because I’ve stuffed it too full.
- I’m a cook, not a baker. I once tried to make sponge cake that tasted and resembled a rock more than it did cake.
- When peeling potatoes I always loose one right into the trash bin where the peels are going.
- We no longer have a food processor. *Sad face.* Many years ago when going to put the blade away after washing it I dropped the blade and it fell onto my left thumb. I saw bone. It was the second time in one year I had to go to the ER for stitches (I’ll spare you the story of the first time). My fear of the blade was so great after that incident, that I kept the blade in its own special tupperware and ultimately very rarely used it after that. When I found the immersion blender it was like a parting of clouds in the sky. I realized I could do most things with that and have a far less likelihood of losing a digit. Of course, I do miss the food processor, there’s really no replacement. Maybe one of these days we’ll get another. Do they make “safety” food processors?