(Closed) Cooking fails

posted 4 years ago in Cooking
Post # 31
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473 posts
Helper bee

I tried to make a black bean soup the other day. I’m pretty sure you weren’t supposed to need a fork to eat it. 

Post # 32
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Honey bee

 

eeniebeans:  At least the paper towel and cleaning wipes were right next to the batter spill. 

Post # 33
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Bumble bee

I grabbed parsley instead of cilantro for guacamole once. It was very….fresh tasting lets say. 

Post # 34
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

These just aren’t bad enough, lol.  So I did one of those chicken roll up things.  Pound the chicken breasts flat, roll up with spinach and cheese and I believe there was some pastrami or something in there as well.  Cook and chow down.  I prepped four and cooked two that night.  Mine was delicious.  My husband had a little reaction.  I thought it was all in his head and we had the leftovers the following night.  Yeah… we call that diarrhea chicken now and I’m not allowed to make it ever again. 

Post # 35
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

My long distance SO was coming to visit for the weekend, and a couple of hours before he arrived I made dough for the cinnamon rolls we’d have the next morning.  I had been reading up on dough rising and someone said that if you turn the oven on for a few minutes and let it get a little bit warm, that will be the perfect environment for the dough to rise.  So me, not thinking and being rushed and distracted making dinner as well, I turned the oven on, put the dough in a big plastic bowl covered in a nice decorative hand towel, and put it in the oven.

Probably ten minutes later I see smoke coming out of the oven and instantly realize I had put a plastic bowl in an oven that I had forgotten to turn off.  There was a huge puddle of melted red plastic at the bottom of the oven, plastic dripping between the racks, and a baked loaf of cinnamon roll dough sitting on the top rack with a charred hand towel on top.

The house smelled like burnt plastic the entire weekend.  I don’t think I will ever live that incident down.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

wannabmrsp:  it’s not you!! Either it’s that you are using dark cooky sheets, or they are too close together or…. Have you baked in your oven before or did you recently move? And where is the recipe from? I have a couple recipes that are scrumptious if needed 

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

vatoca1016: OMG, when I get busy and especially if I’m thinking about a special man, my mind will occasionally just seem to run into such a glitch. I don’t envy you cleaning that oven but it is a funny story to tell!

Post # 39
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

littlechickie:  I think it probably just wasn’t cooked enough even though I followed the directions and it looked fine.  Maybe the juices got into the center and didn’t get hot enough?  I’m not going to experiment around with the recipe to find out! 

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Ugh, so MANY.

In college, I has bought beignet mix while in New Orleans and wanted to make them for my Boyfriend or Best Friend. I had made them before and they turned out perfectly! Well, I didn’t realize that the frying oil could get too hot, so… it got way too hot. When I dropped the little beignet balls in, they pretty instantly turned black and then caught on fire!! I tried covering the pan, but every time I would take the cover back off, the fire would shoot back up again. We tried salt, flour, nothing worked. We ended up having to use a fire extinguisher to put it out!

Just a few months ago, I was preheating a grill pan on the stove and decided to take the trash out real quick. Well, I locked myself out, with the stove on and an empty grill pan on it! I had to pound on a neighbor’s door to call my husband, but he was stuck in traffic about 45 minutes away, so I ended up having to use the neighbor’s phone to call our emergency apartment maintenance line. It was SO ridiculous. I think I ended up ordering a pizza.

Post # 41
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Helper bee

Accidentally sprayed fishsticks with dusting spray instead of PAM. The cans looked pretty much the same. Definitely a stellar moment!

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We make a boiled chicken with brown sugar and soy sauce. My husband set it on fire one night. It set off our security system and I had to explain to them (at two in the morning) that my husband was just a horrible cook. 

Post # 43
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

vatoca1016:  oh my goodness I can’t imagine your face when you looked in the oven! sounds terrible but it’s a great story now!

annabanana85:  I hope you discovered this before you started eating!

As for me I like to think I’m a pretty good cook. But I am terrible at cooking rice. It should be simple but I’ve ruined it so many different ways…. Too mushy, undercooked, burned on the bottom, you name it… My husband jokes that he won’t let me make rice.

Post # 44
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Sugar bee

I prepared 3 gallon freezer bags of a chicken thigh, potato and carrot freezer slow cooker recipe that I found on Pinterest. We made one and promptly threw it and the other 2 away. So gross. Like a bag of barf.

Post # 45
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Really about the biggest mishap has been the first time I made a whole strawberry pie.  Not realizing you need cornstarch in it to get the mixture to jell up.  Yeah many hours later had strawberry soup instead of fresh strawberry pie.  

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