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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Aaron has chicken salad sandwiches for lunch

This will come into play in a minute...

If somebody's a really bad cook, people will say, "She can't boil water without burning it". And while I'm no Betty Crocker, I certainly don't consider myself a bad cook. Having said that, last night I burned water while boiling it. If you want to get technical, it wasn't truly the water that burned, but I'm getting ahead of my story.

Aaron has chicken salad sandwiches for lunch. (Told you.) The chicken salad consists of chicken (!), mayo, chopped pickles and hard-boiled eggs. Last night I put about 6 eggs on to boil so we could make Aaron's lunch later, then we sat down and watched the second half of "X-Men2". About an hour later, we heard this popping sort of sound coming from the kitchen. I thought it was Molly playing with something, until Aaron said, "I think the eggs are boiling". It was at this point that I realized it'd been well over an hour since I left the eggs, so I booked it post-haste to the kitchen to find ALL of the water boiled out of the pan, and the poor, very-hard-boiled eggs burning on the bottom. But what made it really embarrassing was that two nights before I had boiled three eggs (without incident, thank you very much) so I could make the salad. I left them in the sink to cool and forgot about them till the next morning. Not being sure of the health risks posed by eating left-out-overnight hard-boiled eggs, I chunked them. So, what with last night's fiasco, my egg neglect has now resulted in 9 victims. A moment of silence for those lost...

Luckily I had just bought two dozen eggs on Monday. So, in case you're wondering, Aaron took one chicken salad sandwich to work today, complete with non-burned, non-neglected hard-boiled egg.

4 comments:

hoesayfina said...

Thanks for the chuckle. It amazes me how often i forget that i am cooking something. One time i honestly thought it had started to rain only to walk into the kitchen and discover the sound that i thought was rain was the ground beef i was trying to brown. I am with you sister. I try to be more focused when i turn on the stove. I actually have to ask myself, am i really going to stay in here? Lord, thank you for keeping us from burning up our kitchens.

Glad Aaron got eggs in his chicken salad sandwich. Hard boiled eggs are the best.

Aaron said...

I did eat the sandwich, but i had someone taste it for me first. Someone more expendable.

Adam said...

This was one of the most entertaining blog posts I've read in awhile - thanks Amy!

Mary =) said...

It could be worse. My mom actually burned down our kitchen while boiling water once. Not kidding.