A BIG Reminder...

A BIG Reminder...

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    A BIG Reminder...

    ...all my life, I've fussed at wives and kids for leaving the kitchen with something on the stove...too easy to forget and burn the house down...my wife had one fire that way...caught it before it burned up but the pan...

    ...this mornin', homealone...I found some fajita meat freezer-burned and thought I'd be kind to my dogs...so I thawed it and put it on the stove with a teflon pan covered by an inch of water and the lid on...(thank God)...
    ...felt the urge so I sent off my daily report to the White House, washed my hands, and came to the computer...about 15 mins later got up to get another cuppa...stepped into the hall and saw a strange light...from the fire alarm...heard one beep as I stood under it wondering where the smoke was coming from...
    ...short version...meat wasted, pan burned...saved the lid...dogs mad at me...just washed down our white cabinets with ammonia water and used Febreze...just finished when my wife got home...mildly displeased...but I'll live...


    ...laugh at me...but remember...it can happen...thank God I didn't lay down for a bit...I don't hear much in the beep range...I can't smell much...I got off light!!!


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    There is NO EXCUSE for a NFF (negligent fajita fire)!!!!

    Four rules of fajita fry safety:
    The pan is always hot
    The stove is always on
    Be aware of the meat and what is beneath it
    Don't fry the meat until you are ready to eat

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    I have to laugh. My wife blew up a dozen eggs about 2 months ago. Leaving them in the pan. It sounded like gun shots going off. You should have seen me flying around the house trying to figure out what had happened.
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    Ya, gotta be careful. Glad everything worked out as well as it did.

    Reminds me of when my sister was boiling some baby bottle nipples and left the house. Came back two hours later, pan with rubber nipples was burning and just starting to melt the microwave above. Luckly her husband got there just in time to throw out the pan, but the microwave was wasted. And MY GOODNESS the smoke damage WAS UNBELIEVABLE!! The whole kitchen ceiling was almost black, the cabinets wore covered and the smell was horrible for days. Took awhile to clean up, I remember that.

    I've caught my better half leaving an eye on every once in awhile, or the stove. I always try to stress how dangerous it is.
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    Been there done that.At least you caught it,before it got really bad.

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    Reminds me of the time Mrs Pockets burned up three metal teapots in three days. Yep! Filled them with water, put them on the stove and then went to work on her blogs. So, I went out and got her an electric teapot that turns itself off if it heats dry. Guess what! When they are defective, they never turn off; at least not until the heating element gets so hot it melts the power cord coming from the wall.

    Y'all be careful out there!
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    ...were they boiling??? I haven't done that one...YET...
    Quote Originally Posted by Harryball View Post
    I have to laugh. My wife blew up a dozen eggs about 2 months ago. Leaving them in the pan. It sounded like gun shots going off. You should have seen me flying around the house trying to figure out what had happened.

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    ...I used to drink instant coffee till I burned the third copper bottomed teapot...didn't hear it whistle...out of my range...I don't hear watch alarms, oven & microwave alarms...some doorbells, or my coffeepot that beeps when it's done and at two hours when it automatically shuts off(I like that feature)
    Quote Originally Posted by high pockets View Post
    Reminds me of the time Mrs Pockets burned up three metal teapots in three days. Yep! Filled them with water, put them on the stove and then went to work on her blogs. So, I went out and got her an electric teapot that turns itself off if it heats dry. Guess what! When they are defective, they never turn off; at least not until the heating element gets so hot it melts the power cord coming from the wall.

    Y'all be careful out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snub44 View Post
    short version...meat wasted, pan burned...saved the lid...dogs mad at me...just washed down our white cabinets with ammonia water and used Febreze...just finished when my wife got home...mildly displeased...but I'll live...
    But, was it the dogs tappin' their nails on the floor with the sour look, or the stink of ammonia in the air ... or a combination? Couldn't have been your much-relieved expression at having cleaned up the evidence.


    Gotta love a happy ending, though. Good reminder about "watched pots" ... or, unwatched ones, at least. It is, indeed, a two-edged blade, those pots.
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    The things we do for a dog, anymore! I remember, when I was little, our dog was a dog. Don't get me wrong, we loved them and they were treated well - but still, they were dogs.

    I thought when the last kid left... well, you know where this is headed. Still have a dog, only today it's like another kid! :)
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    ...well, I THOUGHT the meat looked kinda freezer burned maybe...couldn't see clearly because my eyes were full of compassion for my two starving pups...
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    The things we do for a dog, anymore! I remember, when I was little, our dog was a dog. Don't get me wrong, we loved them and they were treated well - but still, they were dogs.

    I thought when the last kid left... well, you know where this is headed. Still have a dog, only today it's like another kid! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snub44 View Post
    ...well, I THOUGHT the meat looked kinda freezer burned maybe...couldn't see clearly because my eyes were full of compassion for my two starving pups...
    Was that compassion or ammonia/smoke-burn in your eyes, eh?

    Trust me: they got it. Your compassion, that is. I hope you gave 'em extended belly-rubs to make up for the sacrilege. You did, didn't you? Snub??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snub44 View Post
    ...were they boiling??? I haven't done that one...YET...
    Yep, done that one. Put half a dozen eggs on to hard boil them. Went into my office, got engrossed in what I working on and forgot about them. Next thing you know...pop, pop, pop. Ran into the kitchen and found exploded eggs all over the range and hood. I'd left them on so long, the water had completely boiled off and the eggs just blew up.

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