Yes.....Mama Said there Would be Days Like This...
This has been the week of kids, craziness and chaos.
FIRE IN THE HOLE....
The day started off with poached eggs on toast. Sounds innocent, doesn't it?
Homemade bread, sliced thin (maybe too thin) into the toaster - ready to toast.
Water simmering for poached eggs - all is good.
Swirl the water for the eggs, hit the toast, drop the eggs into the simmering water....
Suddenly I look over and see FIRE IN THE HOLE!
Not just a little smoke - FIRE - FLAMES!
The toaster was quickly unplugged and a damp kitchen towel was tossed on the toaster - once the towel was removed and the offending toast was removed, was fire out? NO - there
was a flare up, what the heck? The bottom tray of the toaster was on fire. I think I am in the market for a new toaster.
By the Way, my granddaughter was really impressed with how I handled the fire,
"Nana, do you always have a damp towel handy?"
"No, that was just pure luck."
We pressed on - Grands Breakfast Sandwiches were on the menu. I thought this would be a great project to do with the kids.
Grandwich Breakfast Sandwich
I popped the biscuits and Michael and Alexis placed them on the baking sheet.
We looked at the recipe and Michael decided we should microwave the eggs like we used to do.
While the biscuits were baking Michael and I set about greasing the ramekins and scrambling the eggs.
He set them in the microwave oven and set them to cook.
BANG! POP! BANG!
Yep, you guessed it. The eggs exploded in the microwave - Eggs everywhere!
Sigh - Michael had set the microwave for 10 minutes instead of 1 minute. An easy mistake....
I have been told that disasters come in groups of three.
I should have thrown in the towel and gone to bed once the kids went home. But no, I pressed on.
The Ham and Bean Soup Incident
I will keep this short and sweet but do you know how hard it is to clean up exploding jars of Ham and Bean Soup? Bean Soup has a way of adhering to everything it touches -
including the spice drawer, the cabinets and the counter tops. It was not a good night.
Sigh... I think I should call it quits and head to bed. I have had my string of 3......