I've Got 15 Minutes!

Nothing like pushing it until the very last minute to get my post in on the second day of the challenge! I had intended to have this done much earlier, but things don’t always go as planned.

It seems like it has been a very busy week.  We’ve all been running and burning the candle at both ends.  What I really crave is sleep. (as I sit typing away at 11:46)  The girls decided that they could skip martial arts today and after playing chauffeur every single day for who knows how long, I wasn’t going to argue with them.  It was nice to just be able to doze off sit and relax for an hour or so. 

Then I realized that I had best feed the monsters before they started roaring.  I decided to make a homemade batch of nice comforting (vegan) cream of mushroom soup with a dense loaf of fresh bread.  As I had more time than usual, I choose to simmer the  mushrooms and sweet onions for much longer than I normally would. 

I left the kitchen for a few minutes to talk to Shaun who had called wondering if we’d like to meet him for dinner somewhere.  This is something that I would normally jump on.  (If you’ve been reading my blog for any time, you’ve probably figured out that my cooking skills leave much to be desired).  Instead I told him of my wonderful soup in the making and the heavenly aroma wafting from the kitchen.  He merely sighed loudly and said he would come home for dinner.  (The man has no faith at all in my cooking ability) I chatted with him for a few more minutes and then hung up the phone. 

Several minutes later, I realized that the heavenly aroma was no longer quite so wonderful.  It was smelling…well…scorched.  I frantically hauled the heavily smoking pot outside so the fumes would stop contaminating the air inside of our house.  (I may be wrong, but I think a few unfortunate birds may have been overcome and fallen from the sky)

Sheepishly, I called Shaun back and asked if the offer was still open to meet up somewhere.  It took a while for my beloved to stop laughing at me, but we enjoyed a nice dinner out. Sigh…

Today, I am thankful that I didn’t melt the pot again while trying to cook.

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0 Responses to I've Got 15 Minutes!

  1. Peggy says:

    Just under the wire! That was close.

    I burnt cookies two weeks ago. The entire batch was gone. I wasn’t paying attention. I learned that I must stay away from the office while cooking or things burn. Better luck next time. I’m glad the pot wasn’t ruined.

  2. Joy T. says:

    LOL just under the wire on the second day LOL I hear ya I hear ya. Finally visiting some blogs so had to stop in and say hi :o)

  3. Jay says:

    You should have taken a picture of the smoldering remains. LOL

  4. Zee says:

    At least you made it! My boyfriend got off work last night at 11:30, came barging into my apartment so he could finish up his post and post it. Then he took off again for his place. NaBlo is making me feel so used!

    Mmm… Cream of mushroom soup. I perhaps need to go out and buy some ingredients. It feels like it’s going to be a soup night outside.

  5. mrsgatt says:

    Next time go out…think of the birds. LOL.

  6. Oh no! I couldn’t help but laugh…my mother-in-law has a little sign hanging in her kitchen that says, “It’s time for dinner when you hear the smoke alarm.” πŸ˜‰

  7. Hilary says:

    Too bad about the mushroom soup, but good thing Shaun sounds like such a “fun guy.” πŸ˜‰

  8. Stephanie says:

    Ahhh…..we’ve all scorched a pot or 2 in our days haven’t we? If you could salvage the actual pot…all was not lost. I ruined one pretty early on in our marriage. Now I have enameled cast iron. Invest. It doesn’t burn. πŸ™‚

  9. One time at work, I was “showing” everyone the proper way to roast pumpking seeds. Then I forgot about them, returned to my desk, and the next thing I know the overhead sprinkler system was going off. Yes, I almost burned the building down.

  10. Betty says:

    LOL. I’m the same kind of good cook that you are.

  11. tommiea says:

    Aren’t you glad it gave you something to post about??

  12. Kell says:

    This is another great post and another great story. I so look forward to reading about your adventures.

  13. Karina says:

    I’ve been guilty of getting caught up in something else and forgetting all about what I’m cooking, so now, no matter what I’m making, I tend to turn a timer on, just in case.

  14. Patsy Ann says:

    How many times do I have to tell you/remind you that you should use a timer! Use it for everything! ok 2 days down ………