October 09, 2003

Emeril Schmemeril

Today's cooking tip:
If you are boiling noodles to make lasagna, and decide to pass the time waiting for said boiling to be finished by rollicking through your blogroll and get all caught up in following link to link to link until suddenly you hear an odd crackling noise and notice the air is full of stinky smoke because all the water has boiled away and the noodles are black ribbons on the bottom of the pan that you will never in your wildest efforts remove.... they're done.

Bloody hell.

Posted by LeeAnn at October 9, 2003 05:50 PM

I do that with the kettle frequently :)

Posted by: Ith at October 9, 2003 05:53 PM

Let's kick it up a notch!



Posted by: David Strain at October 9, 2003 05:54 PM

Carbon...it does a body good.

Posted by: H at October 10, 2003 04:36 AM

Don't ever let that happen when hard-boiling eggs. It's hard to scrape a ceiling clean.

Posted by: Ted at October 10, 2003 04:59 AM

When is dinner ready at my house?

When the smoke alarm goes off.

Posted by: Jeff at October 10, 2003 05:16 AM

Ith- I'm on my fourth kettle this year.

D- Oh, I thought "bam!". And "bollocks" and "bugger" and....

H- Trust me, I've eaten more carbon in the name of pride..."um, no, no, it's just a little brown, really it's okay".

Ted- I've done that! And I didn't even bother to scrape... I repainted the kitchen.

Jeff- This is why I yank the batteries before "cooking" starts.

Posted by: LeeAnn at October 10, 2003 06:29 AM

I had a similar experience:

Never try to boil potatoes while playing Quake....

Posted by: TwiddlyBits at October 10, 2003 02:55 PM

and never start a game of Nintendo when you've got a steak on the gas grill.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at October 10, 2003 05:11 PM

That "bam" was the copper separating from the stainless steel...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at October 12, 2003 08:50 PM

I knew I should have bought you a new kettle at Ikea.

Maybe I should have sent you a care package of the stew I made this weekend.

Posted by: Da Goddess at October 12, 2003 09:15 PM