Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Modern Art or Not


(Don't try this at home)
I preheated the oven to 400 degrees for the egg tarts yesterday. With my back turned to the oven I was carefully pressing the dough into the muffin pan. In the corner of my eye I noticed FIRE. Blue plastic was melting down and dripping onto the heat rod inside the oven. There was a huge flame much like one in a fireplace. I forgot to take out my large blue plastic salad bowl. I screamed FIRE and turned off the oven. My husband ran down with an extinguisher. Luckily the flames extinguished on their own. That's what I get for using my oven as a storage facility. Above is the picture of my contribution to modern art. I still need to clean the rest of the oven. How do I get the other pieces of blue plastic off the rack? Any ideas? Maybe I could turn the oven back on to melt the rest of the plastic off. After it dries it does form into hard plastic. I might give it a go but I'm a little scared something might go astray. As for my egg tarts I brought all the ingredients and baked them at my mom's house. We fanned out the house since it was toxic smelling.

7 comments:

Rasa Malaysia said...

Oops...bake two dozen of egg tarts and let the wonderful aroma of egg tarts ridding of the toxic smell! :P

simcooks said...

I burnt an empty pot before because I turned on the wrong dial on my electric stove. The kitchen smelt of burnt teflon and the air freshener came in handy.

Elise said...

Oh my, isn't that a mess! I'm sure it emitted that lovely burnt plastic odor as well.

Ben said...

He he he ... you are a budding cook alright! You should take that picture of that melted bowl and make a banner for your "budding cook" blog. BTW, I enjoy your blog and will bookmark it. Keep it up.

tigerfish said...

Nothing usually happens in my oven since I seldom bake....but I place a plastic container on top of a stove rack before, and I forgot I've just done my cooking on the stove. The heat was enough to give very deep "grill marks" on the plastic container, then "bye bye" to the container :(

BuddingCook said...

rasa malyasia - :) hehe i would be afraid the egg tarts would smell toxic.

simcooks - i don't have an air freshner hehehe maybe i should buy some. :D

elise- yes it did emit the nasty plastic oder. stinky.

ben - thanks ben! i should put it as a banner. hehe. thanks for bookmarking me.

tigerfish - :) thanks for visiting my site. cooking i guess can be a hazard. :D

Stela said...

LOL! Good job!!! hehehe. Wow, how it manage to get that far is amazing actually. You hubby must have had a heart attack!