Burn Baby Burn!

I was late starting dinner.
“I have no time self, what shall I make for dinner?”
“Stir fry is always a good stand by, not to mention yummy, make that.”

I defrosted the chicken quick and dumped it in the wok flicking the burner on high. After it had cooked a bit I tossed in some ramen noodles (I didn’t want to wait for the rice to cook).

“Mamamamammaaaa.” Jacob had awakened and was crying. I left my chicken and noodles and hurried back to grab the baby. I gently lifted him out of the crib only to place my hand on his wet leaky bum.

“Ewww! Time to change you!” and I set to work changing his diaper and changing his clothes. Then I sat on the floor and play with him a bit.

“Ummm, self, did you forget something?”

“Oh, crud! The food!” I charged back to the kitchen, only to find a charred mangled mess sitting in the bottom of my wok, I had forgot I had left the burner on high. Frustrated and annoyed by the stench I wanted to sit on the floor and burst into tears.

My loving children pipe up, “That’s ok mom, we’re glad it burned! We didn’t want stir fry any way; we don’t like it.”

Oddly enough I just dissolved into giggles and we had a fine dining experience of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the kids and Marie Calendar meals for Paul and I.

This morning however, I was no longer laughing. I couldn’t get rid of the stench. I had thrown out the food and set the wok outside until I could scrub it clean, but to no avail it still stunk. After walking for an hour this morning I arrived back at my house and could smell it before even opening the door. It was so bad it smelled like we were smokers! I turned on the furnace fan and opened windows trying to get rid of the smell. I even went out and bought a candle. I think the stink is finally dissipating, thank goodness. I think it will be a while before I have enough stomach to try chicken stir fry again! lol πŸ™‚



Filed under Children, Dot, Em, Goofs, Humor, Lizy, Parenting, Things Kids Say

6 responses to “Burn Baby Burn!

  1. what is going on? i forget to take over the world, and you forget about the chicken stir fry.

    something is in the air, chi’dren, something is in the air.

    (i used to know someone who said chi’dren. and i like it.) hehe

  2. yes ff, but at least your forgetfulness doesn’t cause oderous consequences. At least I hope not anyway . . . . πŸ™‚ hee hee

  3. Wow, I was going to say I bet Martha Stewart has an answer for that (cuz I like her), but then I realized she would never burn chicken. So I’m stumped as to what to recommend.

  4. Thanks Karen, I now know that my cooking will never rival Martha Stewart in any way. I mean, I had suspected, but geez did ya half to point it out and dash all my hopes and dreams?? Hee Hee Hee πŸ™‚

    Actually, now that I’ve had that candle going for a good 4 hours the stench has finally dissipated. I had a piano student come today and she couldn’t smell anything burnt, so we must be doing better now.

  5. I am just in a giggly mood this morning or something because I started laughing as soon as I read that you put chicken in the wok on hi…. hehehe

  6. Like April I got a little concerned when you wrote “I put the chicken in the wok on high” I feared for what was to come. Even standing in the kitchen watching over the pan I can burn something if I put it on high. I’m glad you were able to get rid of the burn smell. Three days ago I put raw chicken in the garbage can, yesterday it was stinking up the house to high heaven. I walked around spraying Febreeze Air Effects, and lit a candle. It definitely helped.

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