I won't lie, I can be pretty skilled when it comes to the kitchen. I can bake cupcakes, cakes, cookies and brownies. You give me some spinach, chicken, tomatoes (even canned are fine) a few spices and some pasta and I can whip some dinner together in under 30 minutes. Kitchen sink salad? I can SO do that.
I'm good in the kitchen...
Unless you ask me to use the oven... I seriously have NO idea how to bake a chicken or a lasagna, or pretty much anything that isn't a cake or cupcakes.
I can be dumb... Like really dumb. My smoke/ carbon monoxide detector goes off at least once a week. I have moved past the whole thinking my house is too hot thing and on to the fact that I just burn things and I should be grateful the smoke detector alarms to let me know.
Most recently I made those egg muffin things and took a short cut by splashing a little olive oil into the tins instead of rubbing them down with coconut oil... All was fine and dandy. I popped them in the oven and went to finish putting things away from my trip. I noticed a weird smell, but just figured it was because I used the olive oil.
About 5 minutes later the smoke detectors started sounding. Also please keep in mind, this is like 10 pm on a Tuesday. I start scrambling trying to get the damn things out of the oven while trying to make the stupid detector shut up, which involved a step stool, fan and broom. I am most definitely sure I looked straight up insane and hopefully my alarm didn't wake the neighbors.
If you think that is bad, nothing beats the time where I tried my hand at macaroons, you know the semi toasty coconut mounds of delciousness. Pinterest swore it would be easy. In fact I read through the recipe like a 100 times just to be sure I wasn't missing any part of it.
WRONG, so very wrong! Especially when I forgot about them and they broiled for
I ran to shut off the oven and pull out the pan, which was fully engulfed in macaroon flames. Thankfully my sink is immediately to the left of my stove and I was able to put the fire out, but seriously who catches freaking cookies on fire in the damn oven?!?! Then of course I remembered you aren't supposed to use water but baking soda... Oh well!
I think I will keep the broiler use to a minimum with steaks or asparagus and on low... No more high flames for this girl!
Oh and my house currently smells like burnt olive oil.