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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Domestic Disasters

I know too many cooks spoil the broth.
I know I have a kitchen because it came with the house.
I know I got too bored to even find a meaningful quote about kitchens or cooking.
I know I just gave away almost all our recipe books and that they had never been opened.
I know you can jump out of the frying pan and into the fire, but it's not advisable.

I wasn't even going to join in this week until I almost burnt the apartment block down while trying to cook the kids dinner, so I took it as a sign from the universe.
We have the world's smallest kitchen with no bench space, so I had put the dishes in the drying rack next to the gas top.
I start frying the whatever, and suddenly smell burning. Then see smoke. Fortunately then cottoned on that I was about to set the house ablaze (Jam fans, you're welcome if you now have an earworm). Note it actually took me a while to deduce all that.


I know it's in the interest and the safety of others that I stay out of the kitchen.
I know this quote pretty much sums me up:
I read recipes the same way I read science fiction. I get to the end and say to myself "well, that's not going to happen” ― Rita Rudner




6 comments:

  1. LOL!!! Glad you guys are OK.
    Loving that quote. LOVE LOVE LOVE
    But also loving your words up the top too ... "I know I have a kitchen because it came with the house." LOL.

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  2. Love that Rita Rudner quote. SO very true.

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  3. Haha cool quote. I nearly set fire to our rental house once, but I blame the faulty gas tap on the stove, not me! Bacon grease on the griller tray caught fire when I thought I'd turned it off. I nearly made it worse by chucking the tray into the sink and running water on it! Big NO NO!

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  4. That quote was made for me as well! So pleased you didn't end up setting the place alight and thanks for linking up this week - such a fitting post too!

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  5. So lucky you didn't cause a fire. Our kitchen is a lot like yours in this house. Too small, no bench space and you have to move everything to get anything done. We don't have gas though. Just a 1950s oven that either burns the crap out of everything or nothing cooks at all.

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  6. I am laughing at your last quote! Time to admit our strengths and walk away from the kitchen. I'm glad you didn't go up in flames. Would have been scary.

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