I’m waiting around school for the next hour until my ride gets here, so I thought I’d do one of my writing posts. I know this is my second MoFo of today, but I had to switch things around a bit since YouTube probably hates me because my video blog won’t upload. I’ll make that post once I get that all figured out!
So when I think of past kitchen disasters the first thing that comes to mind is the butternut squash glass explosion disaster. This is when I learned about glass transition, the reversible transition in amorphous materials (or in amorphous regions within semicrystalline materials) from a hard and relatively brittle state into a molten or rubber-like state (actually I just copied and pasted that off of Wikipedia). Anyway, I was baking a butternut squash in a glass pan one day. I was 15 or 16 at the time and it was the first time I was cooking a squash. I took it out of the oven and it was really hot, so I thought it would be a good idea to cool off the pan faster by running it under cold water and it shattered! Luckily it was in the sink at the time and glass shards didn’t go flying, so the main loss was the 9×13 glass baking pan. And thereafter I became cautious when running water on hot dishes!
I scoured my old photo storage websites to see if I could find the photo I took, but I did find some MS paint illustrations I did over the years, like pancake soup.
The Great Soy Milk Spill of 2007:
One day when I was baking cookies, I had a small measuring cup maybe half-full of soy milk sitting on the counter. The next thing I knew, I hit the measuring cup, it went flying, and there was soy milk ALL over the kitchen. All over the table, on the floor, on the refrigerator, on the stove, on the side of the cabinets, and in every nook and cranny of the kitchen. The reason this spill stands out is that I have no idea how maybe 1/3 cup of soy milk got absolutely EVERYWHERE.
Bloody Mary Cookies:
I think this one was a disaster waiting to happen. My friend Garrick and I made a joke about making bloody mary cookies and I decided to be gross and go through with it for the sake of experimentation. These cookies contained everything you would find in a bloody mary, right down to the tomato juice and vodka. Gulp.
Admittedly, the cookies weren’t awful, just incredibly weird. When people bite into a cookie, they expect sugary sweetness and flavor. These certainly had flavor, but weren’t working as cookies. I think it would be worth trying to make them into a savory biscuit, however. If anyone wants to take on that challenge, let me know how they turn out!
Here they are, in all their glory:
What are your notable kitchen disasters?