Mama Diaries

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Embarrassing Mama Mistake Number 253

Wasn't my son just mentioning that one of the reasons he loves me is because I make embarrassing mistakes?

Well, here's another one:

Yesterday, I was making chicken pot pie for dinner.  I put the filling in the pie crust and popped it into the oven.  I set the timer for 45 minutes.

Forty minutes later, my kids sat down at the kitchen table.  "When is dinner going to be ready?" they asked.

I looked at the timer. "Five minutes."

Oddly enough, I didn't smell the great smell of chicken pot pie. So I took a closer look. That's when I realized my embarrassing mistake number 253:  I had forgotten to turn on the oven!

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  1. lol I guess chicken pot pie will be today's meal instead

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    1. Nah. They just had to wait an hour. :)

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  2. HAHA I did that once with pizza. And I noticed it the same way - wondering why I didn't smell the aroma of the Italian spices throughout the kitchen and adjacent living room. Luckily though nobody was around to notice :) well except my cat.

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    1. And I'm sure your cat didn't make a big deal about it!

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  3. That's funny! I've done that with the stove burner when I've forgotten we turned off the breaker during a vacation. Water doesn't boil well without heat...

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    1. Haha! Yes. That would be a good trick!

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  4. it happened to me as well a couple of times... but never by my own mistake :) but when someone would switch of the stove from the electricity without me noticing it

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    1. Tricky people! Of course you're perfect, Dezzy. You'd never make the ridiculous mistakes I do! ;0)

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  5. I think we're the opposite! I've forgotten to turn the oven or stove off before. I always realize it when I bring the dirty plates back to the kitchen and smell the heat from the burners. (That sounds weird but I swear, I smell the heat, and it's not dirty!)

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    1. My husband is good at leaving the stove on. I always have to check on it after he's been in the kitchen.

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  6. Oops. Well, that's a good excuse as any to go out for dinner! lol!

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    1. That would've been what sane people would've done. But I'm not sane. I made them wait another hour for dinner. ;0)

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  7. It happens to us all. I am sorry but this post made me laugh.

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    1. Ha! I'm glad you got a chuckle out of it.

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  8. I've done that. No reason to feel embarrassed. You have lots of company.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Good to know. I feel so much better now!

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  9. Oh NO!!! But isn't it ridiculous how long chicken pot pie has to bake? Seems wrong somehow.

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    1. It is ridiculous. First you have to cook the filling. Then you have to cook it with the pie crust. Way too much time. But it sure is good!

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  10. This has happened to me. My mouth is watering thinking I'll be eating soon, and I haven't turned on the stove or oven.

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    1. I think it's happened to a lot of us.

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  11. LOL! I think everyone has made an embarrassing mistake like this at one point or another...

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  12. Only Embarrassing Mistake 253? I think its our duty as mams, nanas and especially aunties to embarrass the little ones in our lives.

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    1. Maybe it's 1,253. That would probably be more like it!

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  13. Well, hate to admit it, but that very thing has happened to me, too!

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  14. From the comments, I'd say there are a lot of folks in that boat!

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  15. Doh! We all have our moments, right?

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  16. You're not the only one who's done that, Sherry! Besides, if I tracked my mistakes, I'd have more than you.

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  17. That is actually an easy one to make. Painful, but easy. Did they appreciate dinner more with the extra wait?

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  18. That's hilarious!.
    Can never underestimate how important our sense of smell is:)

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  19. Oh no! That happened to me, too, and it's so frustrating, right? To be hungry and then I have to wait again, wondering why I didn't realize earlier the smell or the heat were missing... ;)

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