Doesn’t this pan lid look like it has big mean meanacing eyes!
So I made a HUGE blunder this weekend, and unfortunately this time the consequences were VERY high. I was cooking some dried beans to freeze for later usage. Well cooking beans takes all day. So I had soaked them over night and were now cooking them, they are supposed to simmer for an hour to an hour and a half. I left them on while going to work for an hour and when I got back they weren’t quite done, so I left them on simmer, what I didn’t realize was that I didn’t turn them off when I left the house to attend a recital and go out to dinner with friends. I remembered half way through the recital and made a mental note to run back before dinner and turn them off. Well I forgot. Tom and I arrived home that night to a house full of smoke and a pan full of charcoal.
grrrr! As Tom’s been saying: “We’re never cooking beans again- It’ll be cans from now on!”
Despite the 10 degree weather we opened up all the windows (because we literally couldn’t breath) and tried our best to air the place out. As fate would have it Tom had just done all the laundry and it was actually all still out plopped on our bed to be folded when we got back. As a result it all smells horridly of smoke, as does the rest of our house. We have been keeping the windows off and just sealing off our bedroom of office while we’re here to keep warm, but it is really quite bad. I was nauseous today because of the smoke in my clothes and singing was a little rough this afternoon with all the particles in the air. This weekend we will probably wash all our clothes again, and maybe rent a carpet cleaner. What a drag! If anyone has any great suggestions for removing smoke odors let us know!
Does that window look open? Well, it is. Does that look like 2 feet of snow? Why, it is!