Friday, November 4, 2011

It's All Your Fault

Never one to take responsibility for my failures, I'm blaming this all on you.

Setting the oatmeal to cook over a low, slow flame first thing this morning, I shuffled back to my desk for a couple of minutes to check your blog posts. Which sucked me right in because they were, as usual, very interesting, funny, educational, entertaining and . . .

Huh. What's that aroma I'm detecting? Oh, it's our yummy oatmeal breakfast cooking.

Wait. It doesn't smell just right. More like something is . . . burning.

No problem. If I'm careful I can scrape enough hot oatmeal for breakfast off the stuff in the top of the pan. A month or two of soaking will get the burned-on stuff off the bottom of the pan. And the stove top needed a good cleaning anyway.

Happy Friday!

13 comments:

Sue said...

See? We ARE good for you. You'll have us to thank for that shiny clean stove!
;)
Hope the day gets better.......

Jane said...

Potatoes, oatmeal, and beans. Those are the no lid club here. I get distracted far to often and have just resigned to the fact that those items must be topless. Sorry about the mess. Not a good way to start the day.

Mama Pea said...

Sue - You BET you're good for me! Not a really bad start to the day at all. Worry thee not.

Jane - I definitely need to join the No Lid Club! Small mess, it shan't ruin my day in any way. (Hmmm, "It shan't ruin my day in any way." Methinks I need to embroider those words into a sampler. Or get them tattooed on my forehead. Good words to live by!)

judy said...

potatoes oatmeal and beans ---oh my-potatoes oatmeal and beans---oh no---sounds slightly familiar,does a bear.... in the woods. ya i' always in a goofy mood especially when I'm on my way for a physical-oh yuc

Susan said...

I like that! Though I would go with the embroidery over the tattoo...had one of those myself this morning. Mess, that is. And go ahead and blame us - we are tough, and we can take it!

Stephanie said...

Haha, so that is what I need to do when I burn something I am cooking for the kiddos...just blame it on all my blogging buddies? Nice! Hope you have a great day:)

Sparkless said...

Ohhhh and that stuff is like cement to get off. I actually carry a small timer around with me when I'm cooking cause I always burn food if I don't.
I'm glad to know I can blame my fellow bloggers now for all that burns at my house. LOL!

Erin said...

Oh my... you need a day off LOL!

fullfreezer said...

I got distracted last night and my pasta boiled over, putting out the flame- oops.
Distraction just seems too easy- it's much better than reality sometimes.
Judy

Mama Pea said...

judy - Hope your physical went well. Who likes them?? NOBODY!

Susan - You ARE tough. You CAN take it. That's why I rely on you all. ;o]

Stephanie - That's my excuse . . . and I'm sticking to it. :o]

Sparkless - Yup, I've resorted to carrying the timer with me many times. I was just sure I had this over the very smallest flame and that it wouldn't boil over. (How'd that work?)

Erin - How 'bout two days off? All weekend??

Judy - I think we all (try to) multi-task waaaay too much. But then, would anything ever get done if we didn't??

Leigh said...

LOL. I confess to having this problem when I pasteurize milk for making yogurt. I inevitably get involved in blog reading only to have the milk boil over! Oh. And that's without a lid! More than once we've had boiled milk yogurt. :)

Claire said...

Nothing like smoked oatmeal in the morning! I have done that SO many times.

Mama Pea said...

Leigh - I've learned that I HAVE to set a timer for that process!

Claire - Hmmm, smoked oatmeal. Isn't that a delicacy in Sweden?? ;o]