Having me for a mom has taught my kids that dinner isn't ready until the smoke detector goes off but it's always funny when a new kid is around at dinner time.
We cooked chicken on the grill last night and I put some broccoli
in a steamer on the stove. I turned the stove on and then told myself
at least 10 times not to forget about it.
About half an hour later I was sitting outside talking to the
Island King while he grilled when the smoke detector went off.
My kids showed up thinking supper was ready but the boy hanging
out with the Oldest Island Boy did what any normal person does when
the smoke detector goes off and headed outside.
He was quite surprised to find out that the smoke, the smoke
detector going off and the horrible burnt smell is a normal
occurrence around here.
The broccoli was toast and my best pot is now burnt
Because this is not a new thing, the Island King has a sander just
for sanding my pots.
This happened to a small pot a few nights ago
I put them on his workbench and he'll sand the burnt off and
return them to the kitchen.
This is why it's important to have good quality pots and pans –
just can't sand the burnt off the cheap ones as easily.
The Oldest's friend asked how we would know the house was really
on fire if we disregard the smoke detector and I told him we're still
working on that.
In the mean time – I handed him a knife and told him to scrape
the burnt parts off of his garlic bread and that there would be no
Because that's how we do dinner here at Burnt Eddy's!