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Jul 27, 2014 01:18 PM

bad kitchen mojo

went to make a batch of sort-of-sherbert that instructed you to put frozen mango chunks into food processor to chop up along with sweetened condensed milk...burned out the motor on my food processor (some big, solidly frozen mango chunks, I guess).
Decided to use the leftover sweetened condensed milk to make dulce de leche in the microwave...and didn't keep an eye on it, bubbled out of the covered corningware onto the glass turntable.
Bad day with my appliances. I'm afraid to cook dinner tonight.

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  1. Sure hope kitchen fails don't have to come in "threes" for ya! I make dulche de leche by simmering an unopened can (sans paper label) COVERED with water for a few hours. DO NOT attempt to open can when still HOT... that WOULD be #3!!

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    1. re: kseiverd

      Reheated leftovers, couldn't face actual cooking. I was ultra careful taking big heavy pan out of micro (one of those over the stove units, so a bit of a high reach), was envisioning pyrex crashing to the floor with my luck!

    2. Say a Prayer to St. Phillip and move on... you will be fine :)

      1. May be take out is a safe option.

        1. What you need to make for dinner is a reservation...

          1. When my son was a toddler (long time ago), one of his (and my) favorite books was Grover's Bad, Awful Day -- which, as the title suggests, is about one of those days when nothing goes right. The term "Bad, Awful Day" entered our family's lexicon for days like yours. Hope today is better.

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            1. re: masha

              I had Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day...when I was little And we we stilllllll say it.

              1. re: girloftheworld

                Well, at last my "third" thing dropped without too much harm and I can rest easy. Tipped over a bottled water on my desk, thankfully not too full and no damage done.