Food got burned!

@dhangski (3194)
Philippines
July 25, 2008 7:25am CST
[i][b]Have you ever experienced while you're cooking then something got your attention, like the phone rang, or someone sent an SMS to you and you have to answer it? Then you got engrossed with what caught your attention. And suddenly, you smell something different. You see smoke around the kitchen. And you realized that something is burning. Oh, you forgot that you were cooking. LOL. I haven't experienced that but my husband who is working abroad did. It is our habit to talk over at Skype when he comes home. We were talking and at the same time he's cooking. He usually place his laptop on the dining table. One time, while we were both online, I called him and we were talking for minutes then suddenly, he ran towards the kitchen. Oh I saw him waving his short over the sprinkle then I saw smoke. He really got nervous. He taught he had burned the house. LOL. When he came back to talk to me, he told me everything, that he was frying the chicken and he forgot that he was doing it. So I told him, next time, tell me that he is cooking, we can talk later. How about you my friends. Has anyone had the same experience as my husband did? Care to share it? Everyone's welcome. HUGZ![/b][/i]
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@momalisa65 (1983)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Yes, I do that a lot! In fact I started a discussion one time about burning my pizza while mylotting. Lol!
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
Thanks for sharing!
@mommyboo (13197)
• United States
26 Jul 08
LOL! I haven't done this in awhile, I think the last time I did it I forgot about cookies in the oven. By the time I remembered them, they were so charred there was no trying-to-save about it! One of my friends (when she was my roommate) burned an entire skillet of bacon, even though she had sat down on the couch right on the other side of the wall to the kitchen! I reminded her to get up and check it a couple of times but I think that it got burned when I went in my room to get something and I didn't go back out! My smoke alarm started beeping like crazy.
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
Thanks for sharing mommyboo. HUGZ!
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Just recently... I was cooking "pancit canton", the instant one... I left it to soften up the noodles and I sat down in front of my pc and totally forgot about it. LoL. The noodles got burned and sticked on the pot. Hehe. I promised I would never sit down and use the PC while cooking! Hehe!
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
Thanks my gienie selece. You should stick to your promise, never do 2 things the same time. LOL. HUGZ!
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25 Jul 08
Hi dhangski, Yes I have burnt my cooking many times, especially when I'm cooking potatoes and my friend rings me up to talk and then I smell burning runs to the stove but it too late potatos are black burnt to cinders, now when I'm cooking I take my phone in the kitchen. Tamara
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
Thanks for sharing tamara my friend. HuGz!
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@twallace (2675)
• United States
25 Jul 08
That is one thing that no one likes. I know that has happened to me and I know I have not likes it. The worst thing is when the house starts smoking from the food burning and the smoke alarm goes off. It seems that the fan, that is over the stove is not working fast enough to get ride of the smoke. The next thing you have to open the window or door. That is why when you are cooking that you do not leave the food unless you know that it's turned down low. Then sometimes it can still get burned then too.
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
Thanks for sharing twallace.
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@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
25 Jul 08
My fiance and me were making burgers the other night in the bottom bolier . Things get done much fast down there . We dont use it all that often , and it is rare and are food was burnt . We still ate it though, because all we did was cut off the patches that were burnt
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
Thanks for sharing metschica25. HUGz!
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• United States
25 Jul 08
Yes I cooked things where I forgot about them but it never set the smoke detector off thank god. I was makeing a tuna helper meal and I set it on low to let it cook slowly. I came back into the liveing room and got into ansering e-mails and forgot the tuna helper was on the stovetop. I think it had been about fifteen minutes and I smelt something like it was burning. It then dawned on me I had something on the stovetop cooking. I jumped out of the chair and went running into the kitchen and the stuff was all stuck to the bottom of the pan. I thought that seeing I put the cooking temp on low I would have a few minutes to respond to my e-mails. Nope apparently I didn't and I have learned to not take my attetion away fom things when I am cooking it. It's a good thing your husband saw that and did something about it and quick.
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
Actually, it was his housemate who first rushed to the stove. Thanks for sharing my dear friend. HUGZ!
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@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
25 Jul 08
Hi dhangski, Good that he was able to stop the fire soon! That happen to me one time and I even posted a topic about it 4 months ago..LOL! I was putting some food in the microwave for my hubby's breakfast and leave there then iron his clothes..I was trying to accomplish 2 things fast..LOL! I didn't notice that instead of pressing 2:50 minutes, I did it for 22:50! Oh my God, I was so confident ironing and the kitchen started to have some smoke and smells fire..Good thing my husband was able to save it right away! I was really scared!
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
Oh che, don't do 2 things at a time. LOL. Thanks for sharing! HUGZ!
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• Philippines
25 Jul 08
..I could remember the time when I was still in college and I was cooking for dinner and at the same time watching the a television program. I was cooking a 'Nilagang Baka' - it's a beef dish with a soup stock. I got hooked on the TV program I was watching that I completely forgot that I was cooking and I just remember about it when I smelled something got burned in the kitchen. Imagine a dish with a soup stock and got burned... Too good the kitchen didn't caught on fire, but I have to eat a canned goods then because I burnt my dish.
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
LOL friend. It's good that you have a stock of canned goods or you'll sleep hungry. LOL. Keep posting and Thanks for sharing. HUGZ!
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@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
25 Jul 08
I remember last Sunday, we are all busy that time. My wife was preparing for lunch while she was doing the laundry. The menu for the day was "sinigang na baboy" (pork in sour soup with veggies). She already put the pork in the pot, pre-cook it in small amount of water to tenderize. While doing the laundry, she asked me to take a look at kitchen and take charge of the cooking. Kids are playing, the youngest kid was so naughty so I had a good time watching them. Suddenly, my wife was yelling: "honey, there's something burning!". OMG, the pork had almost burnt. So I continue and finished the cooking. Wow, this lunch is great (sinigang na baboy na sunog). Everybody in the house had a great meal. KEEP SMILING = NEIL
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
LOL best, Sinigang na Baboy na Sunog? hahaha. You should have put some vinegar and soy sauce to make it Adobong Baboy. LOL. Thanks for sharing best. HUGZ!
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• Australia
25 Jul 08
I always seem to burn the potatoes nothing else just the potatoes and it's usually because I'm on the computer which is in another room and foget about the food on the stove.
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
I'm just like you moonbeam94, I tend to forget things when I'm infront of my computer. Thanks for sharing. HUGZ!
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@neilchua (888)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
well since the time i got hooked to cooking and responding to mylot almost at the same time. i think you probably know what took my attention and forgot that i'm cooking.lol. doing mylot and cooking at the same time is not such a good idea. lol. have a good day dhangski.
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@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Oh yes neil, I know what caught your attention. LOL. Thanks for the response. Have a good day too!
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@bamakelly (5193)
• United States
25 Jul 08
That does happen from time to time. It happens to me every once in a while. I will be making instant potatoes in a pan and I am waiting for the water to boil. I turn my head for just a second, the next thing I now the pot is overflowing with boiling water. It doesn't take long to lose track of your attention and next thing you know something is burning!
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
You're right. Thanks for sharing!
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@bieke81 (1067)
• Belgium
27 Jul 08
No, I didn't have this kind of experience yet, but I don't do much of the cooking. I don't like to cook so my husband does most of it. I believe that if I would be the one cooking I would have this kind of experiences very often. I'm not concentrated on the cooking, but I would be easily distracted. Have a nice day
@vaishalik (237)
• India
26 Jul 08
Only once, I kept milk on stove & there was phone call of my friend. We were talking for minutes & i smell something burning. Then i remember that i had kept milk on the stove, & i saw all milk was burned.
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• United States
26 Jul 08
I was running late for work this morning and forgot I had an egg on boiling. I turned it way down when I went in the shower and totally forgot and ran out. My son was home and I called him a thousand times but he slept right through. I told him and he said oh is that what I smell . At least the house didnt burn down.
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@naseeha (1383)
• India
26 Jul 08
When i was starting to learn to cook i used to burn food so often... Especially milk. We buy fresh cow milk and we heat it and keep for further use.Now i used to burn it up all the time and then it was another hell trying to wash the vessel. Also recently i was heating oil over the gas stove and left the kitchen to attend a call. When i returned the oil was clouding over with smoke...lol Now thinking that blowing on it will make it cool i blew on it and the fire caught up and in a jiffy the oil was in fire. Now i was really scared. I left the room after opening the outer door and it went off only after five minutes and the kitchen was thick with dark slimy smoke.. i shall never forget that....
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@seethu (12)
• Thailand
26 Jul 08
yes, it happened to me yesterday. while i was cooking, it started raining out there and i ran out to take my clothes which i put to dry. and i forgot about food i put on stove. after some time i feel some burning smell is coming and i was complaining that who is the neighbor burning something in stove? my god! when i saw smoke is coming from my kitchen only, i remebered it . i never had such an experience before.
@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I have learned to NEVER leave the kitchen when your cooking. Its happened to me more than once, I'll be in the kitchen standing by the stove and either the phone will ring or my husband will be talking to me and I'll go in the front room to see what he's wanting, and before you know it, my food will be burning, it seems to happen even if you just step out a few minutes..lol. When your in the kitchen watching your food, it seems to take some things forever to cook, but as soon as you turn your back, it won't be long and it'll be burnt...I don't know how that happens...
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@bdugas (3581)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I put 6 eggs on to boil one afternoon and went back to playing canasta online and forgot all about them, when they boiled dry they exploded like a bomb going off, my husband who was asleep in the bedroom came running out yelling get out I think the hot water heater blew up, as i was running through the kitchen, I remembered the eggs. There was eggs every where, on the cabinets on the floor,all I could do was sit down and laugh. While it could of been a tragady, it turned out to be a big mess to clean up.
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