Mama Diaries

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Cinco Celebration

As many of you probably know, yesterday was Cinco de Mayo. It's a big day in Mexico, but we in the United States like to enjoy it too. In honor of this day of festivity, I made chicken fajitas. After cooking, I had to get my son from the bus stop. I turned the stove to "low" just to keep the meal warm.

When I returned, I served the meal to my kids.

Then I went to work.

When I returned about five hours later, I noticed the skillet was in the sink, and it looked like the remnants of the fajita filling were stuck to the bottom. I didn't think anything of it until I went to pack my kids' lunches. I had a tortilla wrap for them. But when I searched for it in the refrigerator, I couldn't find it.

"Bubba," I called. "Did you eat the wrap that was in here?" I figured he's the number one culprit for eating things before they should be eaten.

"No," he called. "It wasn't me!"

That left the number two culprit:  my husband.

I found him in his office. He was at his desk. And the remnants of the wrap were on a plate in front of him. "You ate the wrap?" (Yes, I know, a stupid question because it was quite obvious that he had!)

He looked at me. "Woman. Were you trying to burn the house down?"

I looked at him quizzically. "What to you mean?"

"You left the stove on. Whatever you made for dinner was smoking!"

I had to think fast. "Yeah," I said. "It was part of the smoke and fireworks show for Cinco de Mayo.  Glad you enjoyed it!"
 

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    1. Yes, Mama strikes again. (Could it have anything to do with the fact I only got 2 hours of sleep the night before and had a migraine headache?) :)

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    2. I'm sorry to hear about the two nights of sleep and the migraine. That's a horrible combination.

      Hope you're feeling better, today.

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  2. Crap! That's why I always double check the stove. My wife thinks it's an obsession, but I'm going to let her see your post so she'll understand why.

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    1. Haha! Your obsession is well-founded!

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  3. Oops! It's so easy to forget and leave the stove on too.

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    1. I usually turn the stove off. I'm not sure why I decide to keep it on this time. Must've been a result of some serious sleep-deprivation!

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  4. HA! Quick comeback! (I'm glad all you got was smoke.)

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    1. No kidding! That could've been a disaster - especially if nobody was home!

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  5. You know, I had a big dinner party last night (it had been moved from another date and I stuck with my original menu and when cooking realized I should have been fixing Mexican.

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    1. I'm sure they still enjoyed the meal! And I'm sure it wasn't burnt like mine!

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  6. I wish I could think fast on my feet like that! I'm always checking my stove because I am easily distracted and burring down the house is a distinct possibility! Fun story!

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    1. I've gotten really good at quick comebacks after all the years of goof ups! ;0)

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  7. I've done that; I've also stuck a big pot of beans in the freezer... without thinking.

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    1. When my kids were little, and I was getting less than two hours of sleep a night, I did all kinds of crazy things!

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  8. Done this too both me and my husband while boiling eggs. One time the egg exploded and they all stuck to the ceiling. :)

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    1. Oh, wow! That would've been a mess to clean up. It kind of reminds of the time I bush-wacked my husband, and a full 7-Up bottle fell out of the refrigerator and exploded, spraying the ceiling and the walls. A year later, we were still finding spots. ;0)

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  9. Egads! Glad that wasn't worse than it was. :)

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    1. Yes. That could've ended very badly!

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  10. I'm happy to hear your hubby was there to avert any major disaster... xox

    I don't like when I put left overs away for a planned meal and then come back and someone has eat it... lol

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    1. Yes. I'm very glad he was home! He's averted quite a few potential disasters. :)

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  11. Good thing he caught it, deserves the snack for that lol

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    1. Maybe I'll bake him a batch of his favorite cookies. (And make sure I turn the oven off when they're done baking.) :)

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  12. I guess snacking after a near fire is definitely a good thing! :) Thank goodness he was there. :)
    ~Jess

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  13. I was heating up the oven to warm up left over pizza one night...when I realized the pizza boxes were still in the oven. They were charred but the pizza was fine!

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    1. Oh gosh! That sounds like something I'd do in one of my sleep-deprived states!

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  14. I always double check the stove after I am done with the cooking. Don't want my hard work work to be burnt.

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    1. That's smart. Usually I do, too. I don't know where my brain was! :)

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  15. That is the common mistake we commit unknowling in the kitchen.

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    1. It's probably more common than we'd like to admit.

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  16. It could have been so much worse.Pleased all is ok.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Yes. At least the house didn't burn down!

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  17. I did the same thing with a pot of macaroni and cheese the other day. At least I ate some before the rest burnt.

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    1. It's always good when you can salvage the top layer. :)

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  18. I'm relieved to hear that your husband was there to help!

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  19. You took bring the house down a bit too literally

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  20. Sherry, you're like Bubba, you have a good comeback

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    1. Maybe he got his quick wit from me. (or did I get it from him?) ;)

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  21. Haha...great comeback. But seriously, I'm always returning from halfway to check if I switched off the stove.

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  22. hahaha!! That was a great comeback! And, I'm glad he came right in time to save the house!
    Visiting you via Shailaja's blog!

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  23. What quick thinking. I only wish I had been so resourceful the time I set fire to a microwave oven.

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