I cooked a peice of chicken for over 2 hours tonight

@reinydawn (11649)
United States
November 11, 2008 8:59pm CST
I wasn't supposed to, it was only supposed to cook for a half hour at the most. Usually, I'm cooking it to eat with my dinner so I know about when it's ready. Tonight I was cooking a peice of chicken so I could put it in my salad for lunch tomorrow. Well, it went into the oven around 5:30 and for some unknown reason I heard the oven click at 7:20 and remembered that my chicken was in there. Well, I'm getting ready to cook another peice of chicken so that it's not hot when I make my salad in the morning. I'm going to set the timer on it this time or I'll sit here and goof off on the computer for another 2 hours and overcook it again!
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3 responses
• United States
22 Nov 08
Well I see you do not like charcoal chicken I do not blame you. I bet it was so dry you could barley cut it. Good luck with the second piece.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
22 Nov 08
It was at least half the size! I wasn't even going to chance using a knife on it and I just threw it out.
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• United States
25 Nov 08
Aren't times great when we use them.
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• United States
12 Nov 08
It's easy to get distracted-- especially when the computer is involved. I've actually had my "canine alert system" (my one dog) come trotting to me before to warn me of impending kitchen disaster.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I'm just glad I got to it before it started smokin'. I used the timer when I cooked a new one, that seems to work much better :)
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
12 Nov 08
That's funny, well maybe not funny but I can relate. I often get so wrapped up in what I'm doing in front of the computer that I "forget" I'm cooking something or not realize how much time has passed. Like maybe having frozen vegetables boiling up...until suddenly I hear...sizzle, sizzle, sizzle and smell something burning. Yup, the water has evaporated and the veggies are burning...ekkkk!
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I thought I'd be able to remember it because I was cooking dinner at the same time. I was right there by the stove when it should have come out, but I just went on my merry way... Finished dinner, watched tv, crocheted a little bit. Then BAM, I remembered about it. I've got the timer set now, should go off in a minute or two...