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Kitchen failure is me. - CaffieneKittySpace
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Kitchen failure is me.
Discovered today:

[Fire. Almost.]
-The chicken balls from the local grocery store deli Chinese food counter (aka the second best place in town for Chinese food) can be had for 50% off in the cold section of the deli and reheated at home, but they are really oily.

-When reheating really oily things in my toaster oven, I should first check that the container I am using is not the pie pan that inexplicably has loads of tiny holes in the bottom.

-I should not turn the toaster oven on when it's full of really oily things until I am positive the really oily things are not releasing their really oily-ness directly over the heating element.

-Upon discovering that there is hot chicken ball oil dripping onto an active heating element in my toaster oven, stopping the toaster oven is a good idea. Subsequently wiping out the puddle of oil with all purpose cleaner and a paper towel, closing the toaster oven up, turning it on again to max to 'dry it out' and leaving the room is an incredibly stupid idea.

-When there is the faintest wisp of invisible smoke from opening my regular oven door the wrong way at the wrong time, my smoke detector will scream to high heaven. When there are gouts of thick grey smoke coming out of my toaster oven in preparation to ignite the oil remaining on and in the active element, it won't let out a peep.

-3 celcius is pretty darn cold when I have to have the deck door wide open to let the smoke out.

Conclusion: No actual fire, but *facepalm* I WAS ONLY REHEATING SOMETHING.

[In other news.]

In other news, I'm still watching Sherlock 3.03 (RL has been super extra hellish) and so am still avoiding the vast majority of the internet, including reading LJ. :-/ I hope you're all keeping well.


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bubblesbrnaid From: bubblesbrnaid Date: February 10th, 2014 07:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I was going to say something along the lines of "Glad to see you alive," but at the rate you're going, perhaps I shouldn't push your luck. :)

Also, I seem to be hungry again. Hm.

Yay snow! I want some. *pout*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 10th, 2014 07:16 am (UTC) (Link)
It's just started falling, and it'll probably warm up and turn to rain, but right now it's pretty.

Didn't you get lots of snow down your way this year? The snow in the southern US keeps showing up in our news up here for causing havoc.
bubblesbrnaid From: bubblesbrnaid Date: February 10th, 2014 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)
That was Atlanta. Granted, as a rule, they get snow even less often than we do, but that wasn't helped by the fact that nobody bothered doing any pre-storm prep. (I went to school there and have lots of people still there; luckily, I don't think any of them spent the night in a Home Depot.)

Meanwhile, my brother moves to the beach and he's gotten snow FOUR TIMES this winter. We got one snowfall that was enough to accumulate and it didn't even cover the grass properly. /grumpy
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 10th, 2014 07:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Saw that about Atlanta, that's insane. O.o

We haven't got much snow this winter either, we've been quite clear and sunny for the most part. Also horrendously dry considering I'm on a frigging island and minutes from a waterfront. I've been running loads of straight water through the coffee machine and letting the kettle boil just to add humidity so it's easier to breathe. :-P
bubblesbrnaid From: bubblesbrnaid Date: February 10th, 2014 07:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I have the strangest urge to tell you to BE CAREFUL. I can't imagine why. :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 10th, 2014 07:37 am (UTC) (Link)
I've been keeping a close eye on the kettle when it's on the stove (I have boiled kettles dry in the past so I'm using that method sparingly). The coffee machine is pretty disaster-proof. Of course now I've said that, it'll explode. XD
samalander_dawn From: samalander_dawn Date: February 10th, 2014 07:34 am (UTC) (Link)
wtf pie pan? whyfor are you full of holes?

did you get to eat the nummy chicken balls? (hoping mightily)

3 is cold! I think it's gone lower here because it's stopped snowing :/
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 10th, 2014 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I know, right? All I can think is it's some kind of feature to let a pie crust cook from the bottom as well as the top. The holes are tiny, and unless you hold it up to the light they can't even be seen.

I did eat some chicken balls, only a few because I only reheated about 4 and am holding the rest for another time because they are really really oily. But really good.

Still snowing here, it's supposed to warm up and turn to rain though. Hope it doesn't. I miss snow. :-/
bubblesbrnaid From: bubblesbrnaid Date: February 10th, 2014 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, this must have worked, 'cause guess what? It's now snowing here. \o/
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 10th, 2014 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
WOO! \o/

It's turned to rain here, but rain is good too right now.
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: February 10th, 2014 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is a very odd container. Holes? 0.0 Glad they tasted OK and flames didn't erupt.

The snow was quite pretty, and I do love a frozen lake. The rain is now washing everything away.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: February 10th, 2014 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Little tiny holes, evenly spaced, so they're deliberately there. All I can think is that they're to let heat in to cook the bottom of a pie crust more evenly..

It's bucketing rain here now, but I think we got at least 3 inches before it started raining.
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