Thursday, April 28, 2011


    I had a lovely dinner planned for tonight which included BBQ pork chops, Rice A Roni Parmesan and Romano, and Green Beans. Some things just don't turn out the way you plan them though....
    I was thinking ahead for my busy day which was full of childcare and playdates and decided to make the pork chops in the crock pot. It was a great plan except that I forgot to put it in the pot until about 1. That wasn't really a problem though, because I could put it on HIGH and it would still be ready by about 5:30 when we needed to eat before our playdate. At 5:45, I realized it was time to leave for the bounce house and I hadn't finished making dinner. Well, I thought, "OK, I'm flexible. I'll just set the Crock-pot on Warm and it will keep for an hour while we are gone." I grabbed a quick dinner to go for my daughter, and we were out the door. We had a great time and I was pretty hungry by the time we came home. When we opened the door, the house smelled of food, but not the way I expected it to smell...You see, I didn't really set the Crock-pot on Warm before leaving. I accidently set it on High! The result was this inedible piece of charred meat...

     The good part is that we got to eat at Penn Station which we never get to do anymore. They don't really have great options for kiddo's there. 


  1. So funny! Last week I made creamy chicken and veggies (a crock pot staple at our house). When it was time for dinner, it was barely warm. I figured that my digital crock must have reset itself during a power surge caused by the storms and decided to try again the next night. but three next night produced the same results! It was not until I was pouring the second failed meal down the garbage disposer that I realized there had been a tupperware lid sitting in the bottom of the warmer keeping the crock from every getting warm!

  2. Oh no! I'm glad it didn't melt the lid. That would be a mess.


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