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I'm an idiot-bad judgment in the kitchen

Well I guess two nights on call at the hospital disactivates the better judgment gene. Last night I couldn't decide which vinegar I wanted to use and coincidentally all of my options only had a few tbsps left so I decided to do the "pour in the mouth" taste. 1st bad idea? What! Who does that? Then I forget a few don't have a good sprinkle cap but a pour cap. First bottle, in it went...a nice pour of red wine vinegar on the back of my throat. I guess 6% acid can be caustic like it's chemical forms hydrochloridic acid. Immediate burn, throat still scratchy and inflamed. Have you had any moments of obvious bad judgment in the kitchen?

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  1. I can't think of anything I've done off the top of my head, but I did recently watch a cooking show where the hosts (two home cooks) test out cook books. They were making fries and their oil was too hot, so the idiot dropped an ice cube in the oil to cool it down. Lucky for them there was no fire!

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    1. re: Musie

      Wow I guess they had the right concept I'm mind but not so much in principle. Good thing, no injuries. I'm going to need some tea for this throat.

    2. I once learned the hard way to NEVER keep honey and olive oil in similar looking squeeze bottles....... yuck :P

      1. A baked apple is much better with cinnamon than with cumin!

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        1. re: grampart

          I had a similar misfortune with a mixed nutmeg/cinnamon ratio

          1. re: grampart

            And a pre-baked apple pie is much better with cinnamon than with cayenne!

            1. re: JerryMe

              And the paprika/cayenne mix up is equally bad on pork.

            2. re: grampart

              Oooh. I made oatmeal with chili powder one morning rather than cinnamon. Not fun.

              1. re: Heatherb

                That's kinda what I did..substitute EVOO for chili powder.

                1. re: petek

                  Did you have that moment of utter misery when you realized you'd just messed up your breakfast?

                  1. re: Heatherb

                    It was actually a late,after work snack.It was dark,I was hungry..it took a couple of spoonfuls for me to realize my mistake,never again.
                    If anyone's looking for a good "cleanser"..oatmeal & olive oil is the stuff.. :D

              2. re: grampart

                I once started to make a cinnamon yeast cake, I thought it smelled different and I'd used garam masala instead.

                1. re: Musie

                  Hmmmmmm. I'm actually thinking that goof might be tasty!

                  1. re: Musie

                    I pulled a similar goof with cookies and five spice. I still have an aversion to five spice

                2. The clear glass salt and sugar jars that sit on the counter are the same size. I put a cup of table salt into my brownies!....need I say more?

                  1. Immersion blender pureeing carrot soup + distraction = lengthy cleaning session