Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Kitchen Disasters 2 in 3 days

The first disaster happened as I was making bread. I forgot to put the extra water in. Looking back, it would have been fine if I had slowly added the water, allowing it to mix with everything that was currently in the mixer. But, I didn't do it that way. I added all the water, then continued to add flour. It wasn't mixing together, so I decided to turn up the speed on the mixer.

Bad idea!

This is what happened.

The second disaster happened today. I was disinfecting the kids toothbrushes by boiling them on the stove. Well, I forgot about them until I was reminded by the oh so pleasant odor of melting plastic. This is what the toothbrushes look like now.

It took me about 1/2 hour to get the toothbrushes out of the pot, and another 1/2 hour to clean the pan and remove all the stuck on plastic. But, I did salvage the pan!


MontyFam said...

Oh my goodness Kerrie! I probably would have curled up in the fetal position and cried if my mixer made a mess like that. I'm very intimidated by those kinds of messes. Forgetting about the toothbrushes on the stove is totally something I would do. Except you are better than me. I probably would have just thrown the pan away along with the melted toothbrushes!

The Eliason Family said...

Glad you saved your pan!!!

Wendy said...

The toothbrush fiasco is pretty funny if you look at it as someone who doesn't have to deal with the mess or the expense of buying new toothbrushes. And I do. Sorry about the kitchen disasters, but thanks for sharing. I've had many many such disasters and it makes me feel like I'm part of the cool group.