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  1. #1
    Silvar Beitel Guest

    Default Kitchen oops du jour

    For your entertainment/criticism/sympathy du jour:

    Last night, while rolling out pizza dough on the kitchen counter (made
    somewhat crowded by random breads, vegetables (tomatoes, avocados) and
    appliances), I managed to knock the large (~10 pound) open container
    of flour off the counter that I was using to dust the dough.

    Bad news: It landed on the floor, upside down.

    Good news: It landed squarely. So the flour was constrained to a
    small area of the floor and there was no huge cloud to coat the entire
    kitchen a la some 1930s comedy movie.

    After calling the family down to witness the mishap and accept their
    abuse, cleanup was a matter of slipping a large flexible cutting board
    under the container, then vacuuming up what little was left. Whew!

    --
    Silvar Beitel

  2. #2
    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen oops du jour

    Silvar Beitel wrote:
    >
    > while rolling out pizza dough on the kitchen counter


    If you can roll it it's not pizza dough.



  3. #3
    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen oops du jour

    Silvar Beitel wrote:
    >
    > while rolling out pizza dough on the kitchen counter


    If you can roll it it's not pizza dough.



  4. #4
    The Ranger Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen oops du jour

    Silvar Beitel <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > For your entertainment/criticism/sympathy du jour:
    >
    > Last night, while rolling out pizza dough on the
    > kitchen counter (made somewhat crowded by
    > random breads, vegetables (tomatoes, avocados)
    > and appliances), I managed to knock the large
    > (~10 pound) open container of flour off the
    > counter that I was using to dust the dough.
    >
    > Bad news: It landed on the floor, upside down.
    >
    > Good news: It landed squarely. So the flour was
    > constrained to a small area of the floor and there
    > was no huge cloud to coat the entire kitchen a la
    > some 1930s comedy movie.
    >
    > After calling the family down to witness the mishap
    > and accept their abuse, cleanup was a matter of
    > slipping a large flexible cutting board under the
    > container, then vacuuming up what little was left.
    > Whew!


    Get thee to your Quik-E-Mart's SuperLotto! Lady Luck doesn't
    visit so often that you should pass her up!

    ObFood: Spawn+KitchenAid Mixer+flour = Disaster.

    The Ranger



  5. #5
    The Ranger Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen oops du jour

    Silvar Beitel <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > For your entertainment/criticism/sympathy du jour:
    >
    > Last night, while rolling out pizza dough on the
    > kitchen counter (made somewhat crowded by
    > random breads, vegetables (tomatoes, avocados)
    > and appliances), I managed to knock the large
    > (~10 pound) open container of flour off the
    > counter that I was using to dust the dough.
    >
    > Bad news: It landed on the floor, upside down.
    >
    > Good news: It landed squarely. So the flour was
    > constrained to a small area of the floor and there
    > was no huge cloud to coat the entire kitchen a la
    > some 1930s comedy movie.
    >
    > After calling the family down to witness the mishap
    > and accept their abuse, cleanup was a matter of
    > slipping a large flexible cutting board under the
    > container, then vacuuming up what little was left.
    > Whew!


    Get thee to your Quik-E-Mart's SuperLotto! Lady Luck doesn't
    visit so often that you should pass her up!

    ObFood: Spawn+KitchenAid Mixer+flour = Disaster.

    The Ranger



  6. #6
    Silvar Beitel Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen oops du jour

    On May 12, 2:55 pm, Sheldon <PENMAR...@aol.com> wrote:
    > Silvar Beitel wrote:
    >
    > > while rolling out pizza dough on the kitchen counter

    >
    > If you can roll it it's not pizza dough.


    You're right, of course.

    What I made was a soft yeast bread dough with olive oil, salt and a
    little sugar, rested after risen until I could stretch it easily by
    hand but shaped with a rolling pin into perfect rounds since I am not
    expert in tossing/stretching pizza dough by hand.

    We did enjoy our "pizzas," or whatever they were.

    --
    Silvar Beitel

  7. #7
    Silvar Beitel Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen oops du jour

    On May 12, 2:55 pm, Sheldon <PENMAR...@aol.com> wrote:
    > Silvar Beitel wrote:
    >
    > > while rolling out pizza dough on the kitchen counter

    >
    > If you can roll it it's not pizza dough.


    You're right, of course.

    What I made was a soft yeast bread dough with olive oil, salt and a
    little sugar, rested after risen until I could stretch it easily by
    hand but shaped with a rolling pin into perfect rounds since I am not
    expert in tossing/stretching pizza dough by hand.

    We did enjoy our "pizzas," or whatever they were.

    --
    Silvar Beitel

  8. #8
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen oops du jour


    "Silvar Beitel" <[email protected]> wrote

    > For your entertainment/criticism/sympathy du jour:
    >
    > Last night, while rolling out pizza dough on the kitchen counter (made
    > somewhat crowded by random breads, vegetables (tomatoes, avocados) and
    > appliances), I managed to knock the large (~10 pound) open container
    > of flour off the counter that I was using to dust the dough.
    >
    > Bad news: It landed on the floor, upside down.
    >
    > Good news: It landed squarely. So the flour was constrained to a
    > small area of the floor and there was no huge cloud to coat the entire
    > kitchen a la some 1930s comedy movie.


    Saved! by. the. BELL! That's a riot.

    > After calling the family down to witness the mishap and accept their
    > abuse, cleanup was a matter of slipping a large flexible cutting board
    > under the container, then vacuuming up what little was left. Whew!


    Talk about dodging a bullet. And now you know to move the other
    stuff out of the way. I'm particularly prone to working with clutter.
    So much easier if you move it first.

    nancy



  9. #9
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen oops du jour


    "Silvar Beitel" <[email protected]> wrote

    > For your entertainment/criticism/sympathy du jour:
    >
    > Last night, while rolling out pizza dough on the kitchen counter (made
    > somewhat crowded by random breads, vegetables (tomatoes, avocados) and
    > appliances), I managed to knock the large (~10 pound) open container
    > of flour off the counter that I was using to dust the dough.
    >
    > Bad news: It landed on the floor, upside down.
    >
    > Good news: It landed squarely. So the flour was constrained to a
    > small area of the floor and there was no huge cloud to coat the entire
    > kitchen a la some 1930s comedy movie.


    Saved! by. the. BELL! That's a riot.

    > After calling the family down to witness the mishap and accept their
    > abuse, cleanup was a matter of slipping a large flexible cutting board
    > under the container, then vacuuming up what little was left. Whew!


    Talk about dodging a bullet. And now you know to move the other
    stuff out of the way. I'm particularly prone to working with clutter.
    So much easier if you move it first.

    nancy



  10. #10
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen oops du jour

    On Mon 12 May 2008 11:36:25a, Silvar Beitel told us...

    > For your entertainment/criticism/sympathy du jour:
    >
    > Last night, while rolling out pizza dough on the kitchen counter (made
    > somewhat crowded by random breads, vegetables (tomatoes, avocados) and
    > appliances), I managed to knock the large (~10 pound) open container
    > of flour off the counter that I was using to dust the dough.
    >
    > Bad news: It landed on the floor, upside down.
    >
    > Good news: It landed squarely. So the flour was constrained to a
    > small area of the floor and there was no huge cloud to coat the entire
    > kitchen a la some 1930s comedy movie.
    >
    > After calling the family down to witness the mishap and accept their
    > abuse, cleanup was a matter of slipping a large flexible cutting board
    > under the container, then vacuuming up what little was left. Whew!
    >
    > --
    > Silvar Beitel
    >


    You'd better be extra careful. This was probably just a warning, and no
    telling what will happen next! :-)

    Great story!

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    -------------------------------------------
    Monday, 05(V)/12(XII)/08(MMVIII)
    -------------------------------------------
    Countdown till Memorial Day
    1wks 6dys 10hrs 20mins
    -------------------------------------------
    Minds are like parachutes, they only
    work when open.
    -------------------------------------------


  11. #11
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen oops du jour

    On Mon 12 May 2008 11:36:25a, Silvar Beitel told us...

    > For your entertainment/criticism/sympathy du jour:
    >
    > Last night, while rolling out pizza dough on the kitchen counter (made
    > somewhat crowded by random breads, vegetables (tomatoes, avocados) and
    > appliances), I managed to knock the large (~10 pound) open container
    > of flour off the counter that I was using to dust the dough.
    >
    > Bad news: It landed on the floor, upside down.
    >
    > Good news: It landed squarely. So the flour was constrained to a
    > small area of the floor and there was no huge cloud to coat the entire
    > kitchen a la some 1930s comedy movie.
    >
    > After calling the family down to witness the mishap and accept their
    > abuse, cleanup was a matter of slipping a large flexible cutting board
    > under the container, then vacuuming up what little was left. Whew!
    >
    > --
    > Silvar Beitel
    >


    You'd better be extra careful. This was probably just a warning, and no
    telling what will happen next! :-)

    Great story!

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    -------------------------------------------
    Monday, 05(V)/12(XII)/08(MMVIII)
    -------------------------------------------
    Countdown till Memorial Day
    1wks 6dys 10hrs 20mins
    -------------------------------------------
    Minds are like parachutes, they only
    work when open.
    -------------------------------------------


  12. #12
    Janet Baraclough Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen oops du jour

    The message
    <[email protected]>
    from Silvar Beitel <[email protected]> contains these words:

    > For your entertainment/criticism/sympathy du jour:


    > Last night, while rolling out pizza dough on the kitchen counter (made
    > somewhat crowded by random breads, vegetables (tomatoes, avocados) and
    > appliances), I managed to knock the large (~10 pound) open container
    > of flour off the counter that I was using to dust the dough.


    > Bad news: It landed on the floor, upside down.


    > Good news: It landed squarely. So the flour was constrained to a
    > small area of the floor and there was no huge cloud to coat the entire
    > kitchen a la some 1930s comedy movie.


    You were lucky -) Many years ago, my neighbour and I used to do bulk
    shopping together for kitchen dry stores, then split the packets. On
    this day we arrived back from the cash and carry, dumped the sacks of
    flour, sugar etc in her kitchen, sent our children out to play (aged
    3,3,2) and took a cup of coffee into her sitting room to relax before
    dividing the goodies.
    When we went back to the kitchen it was a white-out. The entire
    kitchen and all 3 kids were completely covered in flour. The little boys
    said they had heard us talking about sharing out the flour and were (so
    they said) trying to make two heaps on her table.

    That was the last time we shared supplies.

    Janet

  13. #13
    Janet Baraclough Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen oops du jour

    The message
    <[email protected]>
    from Silvar Beitel <[email protected]> contains these words:

    > For your entertainment/criticism/sympathy du jour:


    > Last night, while rolling out pizza dough on the kitchen counter (made
    > somewhat crowded by random breads, vegetables (tomatoes, avocados) and
    > appliances), I managed to knock the large (~10 pound) open container
    > of flour off the counter that I was using to dust the dough.


    > Bad news: It landed on the floor, upside down.


    > Good news: It landed squarely. So the flour was constrained to a
    > small area of the floor and there was no huge cloud to coat the entire
    > kitchen a la some 1930s comedy movie.


    You were lucky -) Many years ago, my neighbour and I used to do bulk
    shopping together for kitchen dry stores, then split the packets. On
    this day we arrived back from the cash and carry, dumped the sacks of
    flour, sugar etc in her kitchen, sent our children out to play (aged
    3,3,2) and took a cup of coffee into her sitting room to relax before
    dividing the goodies.
    When we went back to the kitchen it was a white-out. The entire
    kitchen and all 3 kids were completely covered in flour. The little boys
    said they had heard us talking about sharing out the flour and were (so
    they said) trying to make two heaps on her table.

    That was the last time we shared supplies.

    Janet

  14. #14
    Edwin Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen oops du jour


    "Silvar Beitel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > Good news: It landed squarely. So the flour was constrained to a
    > small area of the floor and there was no huge cloud to coat the entire
    > kitchen a la some 1930s comedy movie.
    >


    You sure were lucky. I've often thought about the possibility of that
    while moving the big flour tin around. We keep a small tin in the cupboard
    for things like that. It holds about a pound of flour and is handy for when
    you need a dusting.



  15. #15
    Edwin Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Kitchen oops du jour


    "Silvar Beitel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > Good news: It landed squarely. So the flour was constrained to a
    > small area of the floor and there was no huge cloud to coat the entire
    > kitchen a la some 1930s comedy movie.
    >


    You sure were lucky. I've often thought about the possibility of that
    while moving the big flour tin around. We keep a small tin in the cupboard
    for things like that. It holds about a pound of flour and is handy for when
    you need a dusting.



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