Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Best Laid Plans...

I was in the mood to do a cooking post this past weekend.

I had the best of intentions.

This is a tragedy in three acts.

Act 1:
The lovely female lead sautes fresh garlic and onion in olive oil in her new-ish Ikea pot. Wonderful smells fill the kitchen.
Act 2:
The lovely female lead notices that there is a lot of steam. She realizes it is more than she is accustomed to, but she shrugs it off and blames the new pot. The lovely female lead pulls up a chair and begins reading her new Parents magazine while sipping some coffee.
Act 3:
The lovely female lead looks in the pot because the kitchen is getting rather smoky. She is shocked to find that her onion and garlic is BLACK. Not thinking, she runs to the sink with the pot and pours cold water into it. SMOKE FILLS THE HOUSE....downstairs and upstairs. She runs around with her five year old trying to open windows. Five year old cries because she is scared that Mommy set the kitchen on fire. The tragedy ends as family goes to Taco Bell drive-thru for dinner.

So I leave you with a cooking tip:
When trying to saute onions and garlic in olive oil, avoid using high heat. If you ignore unusual amounts of steam coming from the pot and choose to sit and sip on coffee while reading a magazine, you are doomed for a disaster. If you put a grease fire under the faucet, you can expect that your entire home will fill up with smoke and stink for three days.


Marisa said...

this is SO something I would do. You have me laughing out loud. xoxo

Annie said...

I needed a good laugh today. Thanks for making me smile!

Beth Terry Merchant said...

I did this with green beans last weekend. A magic eraser and some elbo grease saved the pot. You can also use baking soda to scrub it.