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Dining With the Smoke Detector: Conclusion
thank God my husband knows how to cook.
By: mindy halleck on August 26, 2013
I can be pretty handy in the kitchen, but holy hell!! POT ROAST!! THat's like learning to fly in a 747!
By: Cranky on August 26, 2013
excellent telling of a well meaning yet not successful attempt at fine dining on your part....but it is always the thought that counts. Fireman huh???? hehehehe
By: Oma Linda on August 26, 2013
Nice ending! I burned all the taco shells in the broiler once. My wife then informed me that they go in the oven. I thought they would cook faster on broil. How was I supposed to know?
By: David Walston on August 26, 2013
Well, i've heard that the sexiest thing a guy can do for his wife is to cook or clean! This was hilarious! My worst flops were years ago, when i didn't realize just how much bacon grease my Sweetie wants in his food.
By: mimi on August 26, 2013
My greatest kitchen disaster? Hmmm...I think that would be the time I used Easy-Off Oven Cleaner. On a self-cleaning oven. Little did I know the damn thing would automatically lock up for its cleaning cycle and then start smoking. I took the frikkin' thing all apart before I was able to vent the smoke out. My neighbor, when I told him what happened, said, "Why didn't you advance the oven's clock a couple hours to get the thing to unlock?" Oh.
By: Al Penwasser on August 26, 2013
I'd say it worked in your favor to start a fire. A woman's always in the mood when she's seen firemen. I've had an entire batch of fudge gone wrong, once or twice. For me, that was tragic. There's no way to redeem fudge. I just had to eat/drink as much as I could before saying a sad "goodbye."
By: Robyn Engel on August 26, 2013
Was Mrs. C's suggestion of "dessert" upstairs due to your attempt to cook or the sight of those hunky firemen? Or did she never actually share her inspiration? I haven't had too many disasters that I can think of but there were the first attempts at yeast rolls. Yeast takes a bit of learning to get things right. My first attempt could have been used as hockey pucks.
By: Cheryl P. on August 26, 2013
Mrs. C. is a keeper! Loved this story. I've had several kitchen disasters, mostly from my past, but they make me ever wary of a repeat...
By: Shelly on August 26, 2013
I remember this the first time you posted it. It is so reminiscent of some of my own cooking experiences. Still funny.
By: Catalyst/Bruce on August 26, 2013
All the firemen I've ever seen are gorgeous--I think it's part of their job requirement!!
By: fishducky on August 26, 2013
I'm with Cranky. If it has more than 5 ingredients, I move on to something simpler. It's more "subsistance" cooking than "gourmet" cooking. I will give you two thumbs up for trying, though. ;)
By: Scott Park on August 26, 2013
This story is hilarious! So you put baon strips on top of your pot roast, huh? Should have invited Scott Park for dinner - he'll eat anything with bacon on it.
By: Pixel Peeper on August 26, 2013
I have a different pot roast recipe. But I'll bet you cook your frozen pizza WITHOUT the cardboard circle. Different strokes, you know.
By: Val on August 26, 2013
I'm a total wreck in the kitchen though I continue to try. Who knows, maybe one day I'll cook something delicious enough to go on Top Chef :) You and your wife sound hilarious. What it must be like to be a fly in the wall in your house :)
By: anne on August 27, 2013
Oh, I have too many kitchen disasters to mention. But, if you're interested, here are two good (I think) ones: 1) http://mitchellismoving.blogspot.com.es/2011/03/shrimp-scampi-broccoli-and-baked.html 2) http://mitchellismoving.blogspot.com.es/2011/03/kraft-macaroni-and-cheese.html By the way... I've heard that Mrs. C's wet towel was just for the fireman. She had been upstairs watching TV before they arrived!
By: Mitchell is Moving on August 27, 2013
I dare say your meal ended on a positive note. Lucky devil! :D
By: Daniel @ The Pixel Collective on August 27, 2013
Nothing better than a happy outcome!
By: John on August 27, 2013
Classic Chubby Chatterbox story . . . and that's why I always go for take-out!
By: tom sightings on August 27, 2013
You are a sad, sad excuse for a cook. lol I've had too many bad cooking experiences to name. My worst may have been trying to cook frozen danish in the broiler and setting them on fire or the time I had no pasta sauce or tomatoes, but decided I could make it from tomato paste by adding water. Uh...no... Yup, I'm a sad, sad excuse for a cook.
By: Lexa Cain on August 27, 2013
You had me hootin' as always. Another fine story. You have such a way with words. "the speed of a glacier" cracked me up.
By: Hilary on August 28, 2013
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