Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Why I don't cook!
Pen and Ink, tongue in cheek, entitled: "Why I Don't Cook".
DH offered several suggestions upon seeing this:
1. Call it Louisiana Blackened Rice
2. It's your art object Du jour
3. Take it to the local Mexican Restaurant and suggest it for their menu for Re fried Rice.
I chose #2.
It WAS in the microwave.
I did follow the directions on the Brown Rice packet to the letter.
I did go upstairs to sew when it had ten minutes to go on the timer.
I knew it would be OK because it said to let it stand for ten minutes after it was done. So it had to cook for 45 minutes. The microwave would stop then and it would STAND for ten more minutes. Makes sense right?
It obviously got done long before the 45 minutes were up.
I thought I set the temperature correctly, but as I have never ever reduced the temp on the microwave before...
obviously I did not do it correctly...duh!
DH saw smoke!
The house was FULL of SMOKE.
He called up to me to do what? Put out a fire? I think he thought the house was on fire.
So now all the windows in our house are open to let the burnt smell out.
Needless to say I now remember why I don't cook. Tomorrow night we will eat the take out Chinese food DH brought home tonight.
I hope my try at surprising him with a home cooked meal, knowing he was coming home stressed to the max, tired out, did not go unnoticed. I think he noticed. Oy!