I don’t know why I feel inclined to share this. Ok, yes I do: I’m a confessor, and I want to hear from you about the things you burn, so we can all feel better.
Learn from my mistakes. I have lost too many good pots to scorched bottoms due to ignored popcorn. The fire department has had to come to my parents’ house TWICE over Thanksgiving because twice I let turkey fat cause a grease fire in the oven. The second time is even less funny than the first.
Don’t try to do that one extra thing while you are making any of the following:
In the oven, on the stove, a burnt tortilla is nobody’s friend, and even though you can hide a slightly over-browned bottom, the first bite will reveal a quesadilla that went too far.
2. The last half batch of cookies
It’s the tray at the very end, the not-quit-full-tray that gets forgotten. I somehow don’t think I have to et the timer, when the tray of cookies isn’t full…which just isn’t all that smart.
3. Pita chips
5. Caramel Sauce
Just that small amount of time between beautifully brown….and too brown.
7. Toasted sesame seeds
Seconds, I tell you….seconds.
8. Stovetop popcorn
My in-laws get nervous when I make this at their house. But now I’ve kind of ruined one pot, so that’s the popcorn pot.
Ok, your turn. What sets off the smoke alarm in your house?