Laughter as brain injury medicine … recipe and kitchen disasters

12 Dec

Everyone has experienced some silly things that happen in kitchens.  Either we add the wrong ingredients, don’t follow directions, forget something, or simply don’t know what happened!  Here are  some funny situations that others shared about kitchen disasters!

*****When I was young and foolish, I liked to make fancy dishes, and so I decided to try to make sauerbraten, which is pot roast marinated/pickled first. Well the pot roast pickled in the frig for three days. I cooked it, and we ate it, but we smelled kind of funny I think, kind of pickled ourselves.

Large Myrtlewood Rolling Pin

Large Myrtlewood Rolling Pin (Photo credit: myrtlewood54)

*****Husband wanted chex-mix for Christmas. I made it according to “the special recipe”, and we were really looking forward to it – especially him. But something, I think it was a rolling pin, dropped down onto one end of the baking sheet full of cooling chex-mix and catapulted the stuff all over the room! Some of the chex mix hit the wall, dropped down, and ended up in hubby’s shoes, which he’d taken off and set near the wall!

*****I remember cooking one of my first turkeys on my own. I’d seen other women put a partially carved turkey in the oven till a little while later when they had time to finish the job. Well, I tried doing the same thing. Difference was they had electric stoves and mine was gas with a pilot light, soooo mine just spoiled in that short time. Ugh

*****i had a pasta dish cooking on the stove for Hubby and he called me to come see our pet snake…25 mins. later, we smell smoke…for days after i had to scrub the pan and let it soak, add baking soda and vinegar and let it soak, scrub again… i think Hubby ended up eating sandwiches that night..

Do you have any stories to share that seemed particularly funny?  What is any type of memorable moment that brought much laughter to your life and you share it with others?


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7 responses to “Laughter as brain injury medicine … recipe and kitchen disasters

  1. buckwheatsrisk

    December 12, 2012 at 12:21 am

    One of those stories sounds very familiar! lol 😉

  2. Three Well Beings

    December 13, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Funny stories, Edie! I’m sure I’ve had many kitchen disasters, but I can’t seem to recall them at the moment. These days I laugh the most about the things my grandchildren do. They are so unpretentious and natural, so funny things happen all the time and I just can’t help but think how much lighter our burdens would be if we laughed at ourselves more. Great job reminding me of that, Edie!

  3. Maria Tatham (Elizabeth Ott)

    December 14, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Fun, Edie!! But it kind of makes me a little concerned about attempting to cook this Christmas. What will we all do… that is the question.
    Yes, children are funny without trying. I think this is why baby/toddler videos on TV funny video shows win a lot of the time – you couldn’t stage the charming and hilarious things they do.

    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      December 16, 2012 at 11:23 am

      Keep on cooking and laugh as we may! Mistakes happen in our kitchens everyday and as frustrating as it is, we don’t know unless we try! It’s the mistakes we remember the most … and this reminds us to laugh! Some people aren’t capable of even cooking, so we’re blessed we can … even if it’s burnt or all over the kitchen! I am not baking, but my dear friend loved the date-n-nut bars at a local bakery. I am conserving energy, but packed up several boxes of these date-n-nut bars for her to enjoy in Florida! They were homemade … somewhere, but not by me! It’s the thought that counts!

      • Maria Tatham (Elizabeth Ott)

        December 17, 2012 at 11:11 pm

        Yes, it is the thought, Edie – you’re right! That was a lovely thing to do for her. I’ll keep cooking, expecting some mistakes and some good things. :0)


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