Tuesday, May 09, 2006


In the almost 16 years that John and I have been married, I can't ever recall burning a meal...until tonight. I put some veggies on to steam in my new steamer basket. The steamer basket sits inside a saucepan with water in the bottom. When the water boils, the lid goes on the saucepan and the steam cooks the veggies. And they're usually quite tasty that way. Well, I put water in the pan, but not enough and by the time I realized the little water I did add had evaporated, I had a big mess on my hands. I tried to salvage dinner, but it had a distinct burnt taste...and was actually really gross. And I still can't get the black stuff off of my saucepan or steamer basket. Yuck. John was sweet to eat it anyway (and even said he liked it), but the kids wouldn't touch it. Usually I make them eat what I prepare, but tonight they were glad I had a box of mac and cheese on hand.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Uh oh. Try Dawn Dissolve It to help you get the black stuff off the pan and basket. I love this stuff. It is in a blue squirt bottle in the dish detergent isle at our Wal Mart so maybe you can find it too :) Have a great rest of the week.