Not a good day in the kitchen

@ElicBxn (59537)
United States
December 24, 2007 7:03am CST
Ya know, my roomie is really a pretty good cook, but yesterday just wasn't her day. First, she burned the beans - I mean - BURNED them. I'm still trying to get the TEFLON pan free of those burned beans! Then she was going to fix some tuna fish. She cut up some sweet pickles for my tuna and then the can of tuna & the next thing I know, she's got tuna flavored mayonaise soup in the bowl! She put in another can, but it still was soupy. I ate 3 sandwichs out of it, but told her that there was still enough mayo in it with what was left of the tuna to take another can! This morning (its now 7 a.m.) I put another can of tuna & cut up more pickles & actually got it to a reasonable mixture of tuna & mayo! I'm not over fond of mayo to begin with, enough to keep the tuna from falling off the bread works for me, I don't need it liquid! Well, going to finish my breakfast tuna & decide what I'm going to do - I've only had about an hour sleep last night - GRRRRR!
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9 responses
• United States
27 Dec 07
HaHaHa, I would have told her to back away slowly out of the kitchen, haha. We all get those days for sure where just nothing seems to go right....I hope your Teflon pan is still usable after all that. Next time you have soupy tuna, throw some hard boiled eggs in it, a can of cream of mushroom soup, some peas, and pour it over toasted bread.....there's some kind of recipe for this and it goes something like that, haha.......take care and have a good one!....I hope you caught up on your sleep!
@ElicBxn (59537)
• United States
27 Dec 07
the pot's been saved! But the dish would've been easier to save with a couple of more cans of tuna! I'd've had to cook eggs, the mushroom soup isn't on my allowed foods list (corn starch or modified food starch), and I don't like peas.... Or as one friend says, what I'm not allergic too, I don't like.
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• United States
28 Dec 07
Oops, sorry, I didn't know you were allergic to that stuff and you don't like peas, haha....geesh, talk about giving wrong advice, sorry again, lol!
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
25 Dec 07
Yuk,..if there's anything worse it's too much mayo for a tuna sandwich. Did the mayo all just plop out too fast?? I always just add a little bit a time until there's just enough or it, but like you I don't like that much mayo on anything either.
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@ElicBxn (59537)
• United States
25 Dec 07
I'm afraid the roomie has this sometimes unrealistic idea of how much something is. And she likes her soupy, I guess. I've had her put MUSTARD in my tuna before, inspite of my telling her several times I don't like it. I guess I'm just going to have to watch her more closely when she's fixing something like that for me.
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Thank you for the br
@Mickie30 (2636)
24 Dec 07
How on earth do you burn beans? I mean I know it is possible but, burnt beans? I'm not such a good cook, but I do like cooking and prefer to cook stir fry's and I am very good at baking also.
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@ElicBxn (59537)
• United States
25 Dec 07
Ya boil them dry and then boil some more! Pretty soon you have a layer of scorch on the bottom of the pan! To add insult (and ruin the rest of them) you add more water & try to stir them, spreading the scorched taste to the rest & have to throw them all away!
@irishmist (3843)
• United States
24 Dec 07
Lol we all have our off days, I have my days at work as well. I'm a cook at work. One day I couldn't make grilled cheese to save my life lol. as far as your burnt pan goes, try putting some baking soda and a little water in the pan, and boil for a bit, and let it sit for a little while. It should wash right off.
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@ElicBxn (59537)
• United States
25 Dec 07
A good suggestion, I put some Dawn in it & hotish water & let the roomie finish it today - she burned it after all! LOL I actually got the news of putting water in a pan with burnt stuff in it & boiling it to loosen it, I just wasn't in the possition to do it yesterday. Hadn't heard baking soda before, maybe I can find some & try it next time. I'm not much of a cook, I do have a few dishes I can fix, soups mostly, all vegen, just because I have trouble with being allergic to meat so when I can, I fix meat free food. I do eat meat, just only like once a week for most.... So far, I've burned a few things, but mostly I'm so afraid of burning things I watch them almost too closely. My job requires fixing food for my client, she says that for someone who won't touch chicken livers, I make them nearly perfect....
@raydene (9875)
• United States
26 Dec 07
Yuck ...I hate the smell of burned food...Sounds like you need a good meal.. xoxoxoxo
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• United States
25 Dec 07
Some days you feel like a nut and some days you don't.
24 Dec 07
hehe....nobody always do right things all the time. i'm sorry to hear that from you ,and i also feel sorry that i just see the words "NOT a GOOD" and some like it at the first time i come to your topic. hehe...but never mind. wish you all the best !
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@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
24 Dec 07
Wow,burnt beans and tuna soup. I bet your kitchen still smells wonderfully LOL. We all have days were good intentions do not go as planned. I say one of the plans for the days needs to be you cooking a meal or order in just to be on the safe side.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
24 Dec 07
Ha ha, sounds like your roomie was having one of her off days.I have done that before,some days it just seems nothing goes right.In fact i was trying to make divinity candy and i worked hard thinking it was perfect and when i started beating it with the beater,i burned my brand new mixer totally up.My candy was just ok but not your normal fluffy divinty.I went to the store to try and find a candy thermoentor, and guess what no one had any left...This was day before yesterday,and that was just Not my day..Lol I am also a pretty good cook but that day was just not my day,i supposs we all have them.