Thursday, July 06, 2006

Almost-burnt offerings

You'd think I would have learned by now, after that time I turned a casserole into charcoal, to be careful using the oven. But no.

I've decided to give Baby roast vegetables every day, because at least she eats them. This is all fine and good, but it is such a bad idea to put the veges in the oven while Baby's having her morning nap, then sneak off to use the Internet for a few minutes.

Because half an hour later, I'll suddently remember that I haven't checked on the roast veges in an awfully long time.

And then I'll knock furniture over in my haste to get to the smoking kitchen.

Fortunately, the potatos, pumpkin and carrots are okay - only slightly more charred than they ought to be.

Well, Baby's got to get used to my cooking some time, right?


Nigel Patel said...

My mother was a woefull cook and when I was nine she got together with a Southern man with a passion for cooking. He imediately ingratiated my older brother and sister but in the realm of food all folks from the Deep South are different from us Northerners. (but it turns out that they're not all bigots!)
Today I still lean more towards my mom's bland Yankee quisine over Jimmy's exotic but well cooked Southern fare.

Beth said...

Been there, done that! I put some jacket potatoes in the oven the other day and left them accidentally for 2 hours. Only when the smoke alarm went off did I realise. They were like little charred cannonballs.

Ms Mac said...

Awwww yumm! Lucky Baby! Tatties, pumpkin and carrot are my favourite ever roast veggies!

Avery's mom said...

at least your cooking for the baby.

happy and blue 2 said...

Baby does need something to compare restaurant meals to so burning stuff is good. I think..
Plus it gives her a low standard to beat when she gets older and starts learning to cook..

Nyx said...

Spin it the other way, surely carbon is good for you?

Violet said...

nigel: I thought I had it made when I got together with the boy, because he's a reasonably good cook. Unfortunately he's too busy bringing home the bacon, to actually cook it as well.

beth: that's only 1 hour longer than they're supposed to be there, right? ;-)

ms.mac: she's a fussy one though, esp. when those teeth are moving. Even roasted veges aren't tempting her today.

avery's mom: perhaps I shouldn't, and she'd eat more...

happyandblue2: you're so right. it's so important to bring her up with low standards in cooking.

nyx: I wish it were. It's a carcinogen, you know.

anne altman said...

yes! get that baby used to some crap!

that way school lunch and the food at college will be heavenly.


my mother thought greenbeans came in a can. had no idea they actually grew in a garden until she moved out.

Rainypete said...

Just be careful to burn all the veggies or oyu'll find that baby won't eat veggies that are properly preared in the future!!

EB said...

So that's why restaurants have "chargrilled veges" on their menus.