I've been preparing for a big Halloween party at my house. I decided to go all Martha Stewart, and create elaborate desserts and appetizers. I don't know why I do this. I guess it looks pretty cool when it's all out.
Anway, after slaving in the kitchen all day, I decided to do something stupid, like prepare a fancy dinner of salmon tetrazini from scratch. I was doing okay until the noodle water boiled over, creating a huge mess on the stove.
I quickly turned off the heat and carried the pot to the sink to drain the noodles. Apparently my arms were like noodles, and I ended up dropping the hot pot. Boiling water and noodles went all over the floor and counter. Somehow, I escaped getting scalded.
I cleaned up the mess, and resumed cooking.
When I was done, I was fairly proud of myself. I had created a meal that looked and smelled rather good.
"How do you like it?" I asked my kids.
Sigh. Why do I bother?