This giveaway is now closed. BUT…I highly recommend you keep reading. There are some good kitchen disaster stories in these comments! And feel free to leave more great stories. I will do a follow-up post soon announcing the winner and highlighting some of the messiest/scariest/hilariousest stories you shared!
Kitchen disasters. We all have them. My most memorable disaster involves a microwave, a bag of popcorn and a phone call. Oh. My. Goodness. Who knew microwave popcorn could catch fire AND create such a great amount of smoke? I was pretty sure I had written about this experience, so I went digging around on the blog and, sure enough, I had. I had forgotten so many of the details of that day I was glad I had written it down. All I really remembered was black popcorn, more smoke than any one bag of popcorn should be allowed to produce, and feeling like a complete dummy. I had forgotten that it was a wicked hot day. And that we were planning a fun day at the movies with our girls, which never happened. And the reason I started a popcorn fire was because I was chatting on the phone. I guess that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise! Our house was SO STINKY for SO LONG…and, it was SO HOT that day. Opening the windows was the last thing we wanted to do. But we had to. Either that or suffocate. We opted for heat, but it was a tough decision.
I’ll never forget one of my mom’s “disasters.” She used to make this yummy chicken cooked in a tomato sauce for fajitas. Well, one evening, the family sat down to dinner and started to dig in. As we took our first bites we knew something was wrong. But we just kept eating. Not one of us mentioned that the fajitas tasted beyond strange, in fact, kinda gross. We didn’t want to hurt Mom’s feelings. When my mom finally sat down and started eating, she immediately asked us why we were all eating this awful food?!?! She knew immediately what she had done…cinnamon instead of cumin! She saved us all from being nice and promptly cleared the table. It’s actually quite a fond memory and still makes me laugh.
Today it’s all about kitchen disasters. It’s time to spill the beans! Please share your worst kitchen disaster. Or your mom’s worst kitchen disaster. Or your best friend’s. If it’s a kitchen disaster, we want to hear about it!
There are four other food bloggers writing similar “Spill It” posts on their blogs today. Whichever blogger gets the most comments wins a big old Pampered Chef shopping spree. There are so many Pampered Chef items that I would just love to get my hands on, so I’m really hoping we can pull this off! And just think what wonderful posts I could write for you if I had all those wonderful cooking tools! Plus, I’m willing to share the spoils…
The Pampered Chef folks told me if I don’t win, they’ll still give me this totally cool Easy Brie-zy Pizza Set. But, I’ve decided I’m going to give it to one of you instead. That’s right, I’ll randomly select one of the commenters on this post to win the pizza set! And, if we can get lots of comments on here and I actually do win the shopping spree, I’ll use part of my winnings to get the pizza set for the winner…as well as something else special! See, you DO want me to win that shopping spree!
To enter the giveaway for a chance at the pizza set (and maybe more!), help me win a shopping spree AND share your great kitchen disasters (come on, I know you’re dying to “Spill It”), get commenting! Comments must be made by 12:00 pm CT this Friday, April 15. (Must have continental U.S. shipping address to ship the prize to.)
You can also “like” The Pampered Chef on Facebook (and why wouldn’t you, they’re great!) and share your disaster stories on their wall as well! AND…if you click on the “Contests” tab over on the left of their Facebook page, you can enter to win the same grand prize that I’m trying to win myself! It’s big…$3500 for The Pampered Chef and $125 to Spa Finder.
I can’t wait to read all your comments…this is going to be fun!