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04-06-2003 08:28 PM #1
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04-08-2003 03:03 AM #2Commis
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- Apr 2003
- Rigby, idaho,USA
hmm that is a tough one.
I think the one that has sacared me the most was recently. I was trying to cook sausage, and study for my midterms at the same time. I have a three year old and a four and a half year old who like to help out where ever they can.
Well, they opened my oven door and climbed up to help stir the food. ( I do have a stool for them they just did not choose to use it)
Between the two of them weighing 80lbs (together) they tipped the enire range on to themselves. It happened so fast...
My daughter was hit square in the face with the hot cast iron frying pan, and my son turned to run and he got splattered with grease down his back and legs.
Sparks were comming out of my wall. I pulled the range off the children and through them in the sink. I washed them with cold water and "dove" soap to get the grease off of them so that it would not continue to burn.
I assesd their injuries and decided that that the burns themselves did not look bad, but they did cover a large area. Not too mention I was afraid my little girl had given herself a concusion. The decision was made,we needed to head to the emerency room. My mom lives close so I called her and she picked us up and drove us to the hospital, my husband was at work with the car.
You would have thaught we had taken them to the play ground, they were out of control with excitment. The nurses tried to see us as fast as they could to make sure they were ok. Then the doctor cam in and told me that even thoughtthe area of burn was large, that they were just first degree burns, a few bruises, and my son had two seconsd degree burns on his rear end. He then told me there was nothing he could do, I had done first aide perfectly, and thanked me for bringing them in to make sure.
He said that he would rather see someone that is not a real "emergency" and say "good job, everything is fine." rather than people waiting until the situation gets worse, and then having to say "if you would have brought them in sooner maybe we could have done something"
By7 the time we got home my husband had cleaned up the disaster.
The kids are fine. My son has two scars that are healling on hi rear...but my range is dead. When it fell over it short circuted somthing and it no longer works. So we are becoming matsers at cooking with the microwave until we can buy a new one.Tammie Noble
04-08-2003 08:43 AM #3Commis
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- Apr 2003
- Maine, USA
That pretty much takes the cake, Tammy! Good to hear the kids are ok.
My absolute worst cooking moment had to have been when I made chocolate caramel, which was supposed to come out as a soft candy. It came out very hard but that didn't stop me from eating it and breaking my tooth. I was 11.What's for lunch?
04-08-2003 09:16 AM #4
I caught fire as a result of leaning against the gas cooker once, that was a real accident! I was about 12 and got pretty bad burns to my back and had to lie on my front for over a week.
My two main cooking disasters were: once when I borrowed a proper paellera and was cooking for a large group of people. I forgot that when you add the water to cook the rice it has to be boiling. I added cold water and combined with the fact that the enormous paellera did not fit well on my cooker, it took what seemed like hours to cook and I ended up serving my guests with a greyish mush.
Another one was when I was asked to cook for a family I was staying with in the north of England. They were very traditional working class Liverpudlians who had never eaten garlic, and as I was trying to make a lasagna, this ingredient was pretty much essential. My friend's Mum started knocking on neighbours' doors but all she could come up with was garlic powder. It was an education! The dish turned out OK though, although the Dad was not one bit convinced. Meat potatoes and two veg for him.
(My Mum tells me that when she first arrived in England in the late 50s salad was still considered exotic and onions - daring. A friend of mine said that he 'never saw an aubergine (eggplant) till he went to university'. But things have moved on. If anything, at the expense of traditional English cooking which when well done can be fantastic).
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04-08-2003 09:37 AM #5Commis
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Tammie!! OMG, how frightening!
I was making burritos for about 8 people, which involved doing each one separately in my too-small frying pan. What I didn't realize was that my gas stove had some sort of leak going on, so that during the time I spent hovering over my cooking, making sure each tortilla was nicely sealed and browning, I was effectively gassing myself.
By the time I finished, and everyone was sitting at the table, I excused myself to the bedroom, where I lay down and woke up...after everyone had gone home!
And I've never been quite *right* since.
04-08-2003 11:07 AM #6
That was funny...
Aunt Ilana's and Aunt Jane's stories are quite up there, but they of course won't participate in the t-shirt contest...
04-08-2003 06:41 PM #7Commis
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- Apr 2003
- Ontario Canada
Holy cabanzo beans. I have no idea what I was doing wrong but I'm here. Was begining to feel rejected. LOL.
Hi girls I will enjoying reading these posts. I'm leaving for now been trying to get in all afternoon.lol
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