12/28/2010

Christmas Day

Hope you had a great Christmas.

I shan't forget ours in a hurry, as I nearly burnt the house down!

I put some part-baked rolls in the oven to bake, ready to eat with our starter in the evening. Then we went out Christmas morning to visit our son and family and I forgot they were still in the oven! Luckily we came back earlier than we'd intended, as I wanted to make sure that the duck would be cooked  ready for our early evening meal. When we opened the lounge door, smoke was seeping under the door from the kitchen, and the kitchen was full of smoke! I quickly turned off the oven, and we had to open doors and windows to get rid of the smoke! My nicely-heated house turned into an ice block!
But it could have been an inferno!


Here are the rolls - blocks of solid charcoal!

Since then, I make sure everything is off before we go out!

2 comments:

lynn said...

Eeek, but it reminds me of my MIL who used her smoke detector as an oven timer. If it went off, the dinner was cooked!!!!

theordinarycook said...

I cook on an Aga, which is always on and from which no cooking smells come into the kitchen so I can't tell you the amount of times this has happened to me. Needless to say I very often have little piles of charcoal cooling just outside the back door.