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    Steve B Guest

    Default Re: This only happens to me... lol


    "Becca" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > The corn bread was baked, cubed, and spread out on a baking sheet to dry
    > out, with the oven turned down to low. Along with the corn bread were a
    > few slices of cubed white bread, I am using this to make cornbread
    > dressing. After an hour or so, I turned off the oven.
    >
    > Yesterday morning, I preheated the oven to bake a cake. As I was putting
    > the cake pans in the oven, I discovered the sheet pan of corn bread &
    > bread, which now looked like tiny little charcoal briquettes. At this
    > point I wanted to cry, but I just laughed. What else can you do?
    >
    > In addition to the zillion cookies and 1/2 ton of fudge I made yesterday,
    > I also had to make corn bread again and start all over. What a day. lol
    > My children are here, I am happy and nothing else matters. I hope everyone
    > is having as much fun as I am.
    >
    > Becca


    I put an opened can of frozen orange juice in some water one time and turned
    it up to high to thaw it fast. Something distracted me and I went outside
    and completely spaced it.

    Man, that stuff makes a lot of smoke!

    Steve



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    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: This only happens to me... lol

    "Steve B" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >"Becca" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> The corn bread was baked, cubed, and spread out on a baking sheet to dry
    >> out, with the oven turned down to low. Along with the corn bread were a
    >> few slices of cubed white bread, I am using this to make cornbread
    >> dressing. After an hour or so, I turned off the oven.
    >>
    >> Yesterday morning, I preheated the oven to bake a cake. As I was putting
    >> the cake pans in the oven, I discovered the sheet pan of corn bread &
    >> bread, which now looked like tiny little charcoal briquettes. At this
    >> point I wanted to cry, but I just laughed. What else can you do?
    >>
    >> In addition to the zillion cookies and 1/2 ton of fudge I made yesterday,
    >> I also had to make corn bread again and start all over. What a day. lol
    >> My children are here, I am happy and nothing else matters. I hope everyone
    >> is having as much fun as I am.
    >>
    >> Becca

    >
    >I put an opened can of frozen orange juice in some water one time and turned
    >it up to high to thaw it fast. Something distracted me and I went outside
    >and completely spaced it.
    >
    >Man, that stuff makes a lot of smoke!
    >
    >Steve



    I did the same refreshing crystalized honey in a plastic bottle, was
    on the smallest burner at the lowest setting, I shoulda just heated
    teh water and let it set off the heat. I didn't remember until like
    three hours later when the smoke alarm went off and it still didn't
    dawn on me at first, there I was looking all over to see where that
    stink was eminating, finally I noticed that covered pot was all
    discolored with wisps of smoke seeping out... lifted the lid n' smoke
    came pouring out, had a forehead smacking moment, quickily put the lid
    back and hustled that pot out to the garage to cool on the c-ment
    floor... that's how come I needed to replace my nearly 50 year old
    Farberware pot with a new 2 quart saucepan. Btw, the new Classic
    Farberware is much improved. Funny thing is a couple weeks later I
    nearly did the same simmering kielbasa... remembered just as the water
    boiled out, the kielbasa cleaned up easily but no way could I remove
    that burned on plastic, didn't really try, the pot was kaput.

    And not ten minutes ago I was in the basement scooping out the two cat
    pans, saw a little wet under the stairs and figured just a little snow
    melt, happens all the time when it hasn't been cold enough for the
    ground to freeze deep enough... on the way back upstairs I spotted a
    spray of water at the basement ceiling right above the hot water
    heater, uh oh. First thing I'm thinking is where will I get a plumber
    on Christmas day, and even though I have an emergency repair contract
    they probably wouldn't show up quickly unless a freeze-up was
    emminent, which isn't the case today. Grabbed a step ladder and
    flashlight to have a look-see. An oddball kind of plumbing
    valve/flow-check thingie was shooting a fine stream of water straight
    up and as it bounced off the ceiling became a spray. I noticed a hex
    nut type thingie on the top but couldn't turn it by hand, so ran
    upstairs for an adjustable wrench. I was a bit wary to turn it lest I
    make it worse or it could just bust off, then I'd have a real mess.
    so I'm thinking maybe leave it be and just phone and leave a message
    on the service voicemail. But then I just tapped it with the wrench
    and noticed the leak changed configuration so gently put the wrench to
    it, a half turn stopped the leak. I've no idea why it loosened, and
    on the parallel pipe right nearby was another of those
    valve/flow-check thingies, that one was dry and tight.... the leaker
    must not have been tight enough and it's directly over the boiler
    which vibrates each time the flue clearing fan comes on to clear the
    chimney before igniting the propane. I figure I'd best keep an eye on
    that thing each time I go down to do the cat potties. I suppose I got
    lucky this time. But that's as much repair as I want to tackle these
    days, to wit: the thread on hot water heaters. That could have turned
    into a major chore turning off the water and draining the system, and
    where would I find a new part or even ask questions on a holiday when
    I'm thinking plumbing supply stores are closed. That was my 15
    minutes of angst for today. I'm gonna sit right here, the most fixing
    I wanna do today is fix me a ham sammiche. Yes, the more costly ham
    is no better than the cheapo Cook's... actually I think the Cook's is
    tastier... Cook's has a bit more exterior fat is all... and this pricy
    one wasn't even spiral sliced but halfway and what slices there were
    are about twice the thickness of normal, more like slabs. Win some,
    lose some... glad it was only a ham and not a plumbing disaster. My
    guests last night didn't do it justice like usual, and my cats didn't
    seem interested in this primo priced ham like they are Cook's
    either... won't be buying it again.



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