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close call

April 29th, 2007 at 06:54 pm

I was baking cupcakes for my daughter to bring to school on her birthday. I got one batch done and ran out of cupcake liners so I had to run to the store. While I was gone, DH was going to make some pizza then take DD to a friends party. I planned on coming home finishing the cupcakes, make a cake, and then get things ready for DD's B- day tomorrow.
I got home turned the oven on and started putting away groceries. Something made me look in the oven and there were flames. DH must have dribbled cheese in the oven and thought nothing of it. I took a couple of deep breaths and blew. (the flames were in an area about 5 inches square). It took a few times, but luckily that did the trick. Yes, we have a fire estinguisher, but this was my instint and if it didn't work I was going to get the estinguisher.
I obviously turned the oven off, let it cool then cleaned it. Made the cupcakes,and cake. Now I'm done for the day - my heart is still racing.
Anything else that needs to get done will be done by DH when he gets home, or it won't get done.

tryingto be pepared

April 13th, 2007 at 10:44 am

How many times have you stood in front of the refrigerator and not seen anything to cook. This happens all to often in my house. We keep an extra fridge in the garage for the overflow and every winter the freezer thaws out (don't understand why but the appliance fixer man said it had to do with the outside temperature). Anyway, it's about time that we can use it again. I've started filling it with completed meals (some bought, some homemade). Hopefully when we have "nothing to eat" we will have our choice of meals and won't have to order out.
I would love to get any recipes for prepared ahead freezer foods that you would like to share. If I can figure out how to do it, I'll keep a log so we can all refer to it.

thanks
nancy