Thursday, January 31, 2008

Total Crock

Today I had an e-stack, and a writing application deadline, and cookies to make, and I still hadn't had my usual self-directed hating time by noon. This called for the Mighty Mighty Crock Pot. In went the chicken, basil, and many oversplashes of white wine. I turned it on, petted my good friend there on the counter, and retreated to my office.

When I emerged five hours later, it was to... room temperature chicken floating in a sea of basil and sad, sad wine. Because Crock Pots work really well? Only they have to be plugged in first. As always, I've got it backwards; every other newlywed burns dinner. I never cook it begin with.

ramen noodles at: mbe@drinktothelasses.com

8 comments:

Kell Belle said...

Thanks for the smile MB. I have been there before too. Thankfully, I have no one to cook for but me.

Starnarcosis said...

You do not have to meet the married less than one year requirement to forget to turn on the crockpot.... trust me. I know.

jcat said...

Oh, I've done that. When I found the crockpot still cold after a couple hours, I turned the crockpot off before I plugged it in . . . but didn't turn it back on. My husband got a good laugh, I told him it was his turn to cook - for the next month.

Cbell said...

... and who knew that a turkey had a bag of "stuff" in it that should be removed BEFORE the roasting process begins?...

MissDirected said...

Don't feel bad. I've been doing my own laundry for lo, 14 years now, and yesterday I went home at lunch and put in the world's biggest load of laundry. Once it finished, I stuffed it into the dryer and turned it on. When I got home from work, I fluffed and folded, then went to put the next load in. Then it hit me.

I NEVER PUT THE DETERGENT IN THE FIRST LOAD.

So see? You're not alone in your forgetfulness.

Red Pill Junkie said...

Look it like this: you marinated the chicken thoroughly... and for a really REALLY long time ;-)

Josh The Pilot said...

Whenever something like this happens (this incident wasn't the first, and won't be the last) I remind MB that Einstein couldn't tie his shoes. I tell her I married her because she's a good kisser and a good writer, both of which make me smile and want to have her around. Her cooking is good, too, but it's not why I'm in love with her. I told her I'm fine with her forgetting to plug in the crock pot because it means her brain was busy thinking of the next amazing article or book she's going to write. Besides, her ramen noodles tells me she loves me just as much as chicken in wine.

Kayla said...

Thanks for this post, MB. I'm glad I'm not the only one who forgets to plug in the crock pot!

Until two months ago, I had only used gas stoves to cook and now, I am re-learning to cook with electric. It's been ... interesting. Because there is no pretty flame licking about, I have forgotten more than once to turn off the burner. I have melted some plastic items, but thankfully, no major burns. So far.

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