Most Recent Kitchen Flub, an Ask the Audience

Heather says:
Even good cooks screw up. Tonight I went to throw dinner together and after adding the noodles to the water turned the burner off.


It was edible, but only just so. I’m not salvaging the leftovers, judge if you must.

What I want know, so I don’t feel goofy all by my lonesome is what was your most recent flub?

PS I am aware this is a short-changed post. I’ll get back to the normal routine Monday or so. Can you be jet lagged without leaving your timezone?


  1. Jenn Fowler on May 3, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    I have had issues with oversalting recently. Not really sure what my issue is, but it really doesn't lend itself to a delicious dinner 🙂

  2. Eris on May 3, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Not adding enough rice to thicken my cream of broccoli soup. A very thin "cream" indeed.

  3. Keter Magick on May 1, 2010 at 1:30 am

    I had a fatbacked piece of lamb that I had marinated for two days and was already very tender and I was going to grill it for gyros. The regulator on my gas grill blew out while I had gone inside to get away from the mosquitoes and five minutes later, I had a blowtorch on my patio. Even after disconnecting the gas bottle, the grill continued to burn for nearly an hour as the entire piece of lamb had caught on fire.

  4. Lisa Reynoso on April 30, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Hmm… I guess I forgot the salt. That wouldn't be so bad except that I do it a lot. Okay, not as much as I did when I was married 4 years ago, but still more than the average cook, if my mom was average. 🙂

  5. Amy on April 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I have had mutiple flubs in the kitchen!! Improvised spaghetti sauce, as well as Pizza sauce, the less is better(but I added too much stuff) beef in a pressure cooker, Ham in a crock pot that went WAY too long. In my defense, how are you supposed to know what your famly likes if you don't at least try the flubs. At least we haven't ever had to throw the whole thing away, and then go out to eat because every one is starving!!! I fifgure when my kids are older they might actually MISS my cooking! Ha Ha!!!

  6. logo contest on April 29, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    I tried to make a homemade pizza yesterday, but I failed. Finally, I called Pizza Hut before my husband and kids noticed what had happened.

  7. HeatherSolos on April 29, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Oh man, that just stinks. I frequently forget to turn on the coffee pot or steamer. :/ Such an annoying habit.

  8. ThatBobbieGirl on April 29, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I wasn't able to think of one yesterday at all, so I went and did something JUST NOW.

    Tore open a packet of Sweet 'n Low to put in my husband's iced tea, and proceeded to sprinkle it on the bowl of shredded cheese on the counter, rather than the pitcher next to it.

    Lovely. At least I noticed what I was doing halfway thru the packet.

    I quickly dumped the cheese into a colander and rinsed it off with cold water. Should still be okay on top of the casserole. I hope.

  9. dabrainspenguin on April 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Love the site!

  10. John I. Carney on April 29, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Tap, tap. Is this thing on?

  11. Dana on April 29, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I had a much bigger flub. I put a roast in the crock pot, but forgot to turn it on. Came home 8 hours later and wondered why I couldn't smell dinner. Very disappointing.

  12. HeatherSolos on April 29, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Hurray! It has been fixed. Thank you!

  13. ragamuffindesign on April 29, 2010 at 2:34 pm


  14. Brenda on April 29, 2010 at 8:37 am

    P.S. Don't feel bad about ditching the left-overs. I've done it a few times myself. Especially when I try a new recipe that isn't a hit with the family.
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  15. Brenda on April 29, 2010 at 8:36 am

    My husband wanted "fast food" the other night, but I don't eat it. So I convinced him we should eat at home and I would make burgers (out of quality hamburger (if there is such a thing)). Anyway, I way over-cooked them and they were chewy.
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  16. Nancy Cox on April 28, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Left the lid off the microwave popcorn popper. That was more hilarious than disastrous.

  17. J Wynia on April 29, 2010 at 2:25 am

    I made myself an omelet for breakfast the other day, left for work and left the burner on with the pan on the burner. Totally ruined the pan and the burner burned all day until the housekeeper came at 2:30pm.

    • Heather on April 29, 2010 at 6:05 am

      I'm so glad only the pan was ruined.

    • HeatherSolos on April 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm

      I'm so glad the pan was the only thing ruined.

  18. HeatherSolos on April 28, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I've been staying out of stores (for a while now, apparently) to avoid temptation. I did not know such a beast existed. Neat! How does the popcorn turn out? Almost as good as stove top?

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