The Great Hot Dog Fiasco

Do you burn Macaroni & Cheese?

I do.
I've nearly destroyed perfectly unassuming pots; boiling the water completely to smithereens.

But this one was a first even for me. It went down something like this:

Put the water on to boil for MacnCheese. Then placed 5 hot dogs into the microwave. (I did not start them, just put them in waiting for the big Mac to get cooked). The water boiled. I added the noodles from the blue box. My latest trick is to time the noodles for exactly 7 minutes, no more no less. That way when I inevitably walk away to deal with a fighting kid, or help with times tables, Okay--to check my blog's email, I hear the timer and remember to TAKE OFF THE NOODLES before they burn to a black pasty pulp at the bottom of the pan.

You already guessed it right?

When the timer went off I dutifully came back to check the @^*& Macaroni, and there was a very odd smell. Something between Aunt Edna's terribly burnt Sunday ham and super yummy bacon?? Why does my macaroni after exactly 7 minutes smell like...smoked turkey X 10?


I did NOT turn on the timer, I turned ON the microwave...with the HOT DOGS all prepped in there and ready to go! I usually maybe nuke them for 45 seconds. THIS WAS SEVEN MINUTES!!!

This picture just does not do jusice to the hard nubbies of awful hot dog mess that came out of my microwave. My neighbor walked in at that minute and honestly asked me...'hey, yum, what's for dinner?'. Oh....Aunt Edna's coming over for dinner.


Paul & Megan Hawkes said...

Brain cramp! I have done things like that before. I guess at least it had a nice smell!

angie said...

ha ha ha. Bet that smell will stick around awhile to remind you of your folly. :)

ButlerFamily said...

Oh, you should try this!

Turn on the burner, walk over to the cabinet to get the pan, get distracted by a kid, forget what you were doing, get the styrofoam plates down, you guessed haven't you....throw them on the stove (actually sitting them on the burner that's heating up)...that smell last forever AND you also have to buy a new times!

Audrey said...

I found your blog through the bike contest blog. I've overcooked hotdogs both in the oven and in the microwave. Getting the smell out of the house is not easy. Isn't email wonderful??

Holding It Together said...

This is too funny! At least when I turn on the microwave instead of the timer, it is usually empty. ;)

Good & Crazy said...

I am so glad to hear that I'm not the only one...

Now styrofoam plates on a burner...NASTY.

Amz said...

I can totally relate! I too set my mac & Cheese for exactly 7 minutes. But "somehow" (solving fights, checking blog) I always turn it into a pasty goo! Eck! The hotdogs in the micro...that is so me. Only the ice cream in the pantry, is my trick! What a mess!

Oh my heck! I was featured. And it didn't hurt or anything!