Saturday, August 20, 2011

Another blogaversary giveaway

Here is the next giveaway to celebrate my blogaversary. It is a kitchen set of 1 pot holder, 1 pot handle grabber and a dish towel. All made using Lori Holt's Sew Cherry line of fabrics.
One lucky winner will receive these kitchen accessories.


Leave me a comment telling me your funniest kitchen mishap. Here's mine...I was giving an elegant bridal shower for a friend's daughter to be and had covered the gas cooktop with a board, decorated it  and then used it as more counter space. Someone walked by and leaned against the stove knobs and one accidentally turned on and started a fire. Luckily, we caught it in time. It was not funny at the time, but I can laugh about it now.

This giveaway will close on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at midnight, California time. Be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply commenter.
Off to sew. Have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by,

"di"

Bloggers' Dinner Party

27 comments:

susan said...

Go on, I'll be number one. Number one never wins but someone has to do it.

Kitchen story - I was eighteen and living in Banff. My roommates and I started having weekend dinner parties because we were so sophisticated (uh-yeah!?). One of us was holding the chicken meant for dinner by the legs while the other was shoving stuffing in. The stuffer shoved too hard. The holder lost her grip. The chicken slid across the floor leaving a wonderful skid mark as we had already seasoned the outside and sprinkled it with paprika too. Somewhere I have a photo of that skid mark. Once we had finished laughing, we picked up that chicken, finished stuffing it and roasted the hell out of it. Heat kills germs - right?!

There are more stories but that is the first one when I was out in the world on my own.

Linda Coleman said...

I was making Christmas puddings from an old recipe that my mother had. She always put the mixture in large porcelain bowls and put them in the oven in a large roasting tray with water. I didn't have any porcelain bowls but large plastic pudding bowls so put the mixture in them. I wrapped them up in greaseproof paper and tin foil and tied them off with string and put them in the oven. After two hours I went to check them and could get a funny smell before I opened the oven door. When I opened the oven I was greeted by a large mess in the middle of the roasting tray with one large melted plastic bowl. Now I know why my mother always used porcelain bowls.

gill said...

Christmas day one year I was cooking the pudding but when I went to bring it the table I found I had cooked the wrong bowl and instead of pudding it was tongue! That year we had tinned fruit for Christmas and since then I have always carefully labelled everything destined for the freezer

James-Linda said...

THANKS DI!
THIS GIVEAWAY IS THE CHEERIEST+SO CUTE! THANKS AGAIN FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Patchwork and Play said...

Kitchen mishap?? As my husband does all the cooking, most of my efforts are mishaps! LOL! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennyroo said...

My sister and I were about 10 and 12, home alone, and NOT supposed to use the oven. We tried to make cupcakes from a mix, but were afraid of burning ourselves in the hot oven and dropped the muffin tray with gooey cupcake mix and paper liners as we were popping it in the oven. It spilled, then baked on to the glass oven door and the wrappers caught on fire on the element. We were smart enough to close the door and turn off the oven so the fire went out, but we couldn't erase the evidence before mom came home. We were BUSTED!

Annabella said...

I love that you actually have and have posted a pre-fire photo - that would have been useful for the fire dept. I`m guessing!

My kitchen mishap was one Christmas about 15 years ago when I `cooked` the Christmas pudding for 3 hours only to take the foil off the bowl and find it was full of very well cooked olives, which were meant for pre-lunch snacks. We laughed and laughed and the real pudding went in the microwave!

Lovely giveaway - your kitchen goodies are so beautifully made.

Irina said...

One Christmas a friend and I decided to cook the turkey. My partner, who always cooks it, was too busy doing something else. It turned out quite well, for being my first one. But I had no idea that they sell the "Christmas turkeys" with a bag containing its guts inside it! (sorry, I'm Catalan and I'm used to other traditions), so I stuffed it without looking in! so there was a lot of stuffing in that turkey all right. (I soon as I realised I took it out and said nothing!)

Madge said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary!

Geri Centonze said...

Hmmmm...funniest kitchen story was probably Nick's first birthday cake - it was lopsided and pathetic looking be he didn't care at one! I'd love to win (I'll email a picture of that cake if I can find it)

Beth said...

I was at my fiance's apt. making pancakes and eggs. Simple. But not living there, I didn't realize that his roommate used garlic butter. I just grabbed a stick of butter and put it out on a dish. My fiance was wanting to be encouraging and sweet, so he kept eating those pancakes. I finally sat down, buttered one, poured syrup on it, and took a bite! "Ugh! This tastes like garlic! How can that be?!" It was then that my guy realized that I'd grabbed the wrong butter and that the error was in the butter and not my cooking!
Cute set! I was just introduced to pot lid holders and love them! The tips of my fingers are grateful too!

WandaFish said...

We're not big dessert eaters but I decided to make an effort and prepare a couple for some guests. I was feeling quite pleased with myself until someone tried a mouthful of my black forest trifle and nearly broke a tooth on the unpitted tinned cherries it contained!
Happy blogaversary and thanks for the giveaway (I think the prize would be quite apt, lol)

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Happy Blogaversary! Your kitchen items are terrific! I love the fabric you've used.

I can't really think of a mix up I'm guilty of, but we still laugh about my husband using Honey Smacks cereal (instead of bread or oats) as the filler once when he a meatloaf!! It didn't turn out too yummy!

Angela

jennifer gail said...

The first time I ever had Thanksgiving at my house I caught the oven on fire. I had to call my mom and say uh can you come on over here.

robin said...

One time not too long ago my daughter baked Molasses Cookies by herself. They tasted terrible! We went over the recipe together and I found out that when she was putting in the cloves, she had used minced garlic cloves instead of the spice. :)

pcflamingo said...

Well, it wasn't really MY kitchen mishap, but one time when my now-37 year old son was about 8 or 9 he was unsupervised in the kitchen "just for a minute" while I was out chopping wood or slopping hogs or some other charming domestic chore. He decided it would be helpful for me to have some of my favorite spices real close to the kitchen stove where I could get right at them when I needed them. REAL close. So he super-glued them to the stove top. Yep, that's real close all right. And yes, super glue remover DOES take the paint right off your stove.

PDXPam said...

We were in the middle of a MAJOR remodel (more like a rebuild, we added a second floor WHILE we lived in the house) I was baking enough chicked for an army (so many helpers that day) and my whole top heating element in my oven fell off into the chicken. I picked out all I could that didn't have oven parts in it and finished in a couple of frying pans and an electric skillet. I went without an oven for probably 2 years while we slowly finished up the kitchen area....the whole family still gets kind of a laugh about it, although it really upset me at the time.

Debra said...

These would definately liven up my kitchen!

Leanne said...

Congratulations on your blogversary! And thanks for the lovely give away. I'm don't have a good kitchen mishap story, I have been pretty luck so far.

Mystica said...

I am not very good in the kitchen but mishaps on the scale of No 1 which is really good have not been my fortune!

yorkie mom said...

My most recent mishap... made banana bread, forgot the flour, remembered half way through, added it and cooked it the rest of the way. IT WAS AWESOME!! could never do that again twice!! great giveaway!

helen in Switzerland said...

Hello Di,
oh I've had several kitchen mishaps, but the funniest one was probably my friend Lindsay and I making creme brulee for my birthday one year - my very favourite dessert. We had huge trouble getting the sugar on the top to caramelize and had to give up in the end....once we tasted we knew why. You can't caramelize rock salt! Lindsay had grabbed a jar from my cupboard with what looked like suger, but most certainly wasn't. Waaa!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

These kinds of comments are so fun to read! My kitchen mishap that we still laugh about almost 29years later happened when I was a new bride and it was time to start the dishwasher but I discovered I had no soap for the dishwasher. I thought a little hand dishwashing soap would make a good substitute so I put some in the little cup and started it up. After a while I walked through the little kitchen and discovered bubbles pouring out the sides of the dishwasher! My very patient husband and I spent the entire evening scooping up soap suds as they came out of the dishwasher! One of those early bonding moments to be sure!

Lovely giveaway items...thanks for the chance!

MGM

Marcia W. said...

At work, the Bunn coffee maker had a connection to water and all was needed was to setup the coffee filter, put the pot under it, and start it. Well, my parents had a brand new Bunn and my father asked me to make coffee. So, I did it exactly like at work. No coffee came out. Apparently, it required water to be poured into a hidden reservoir. My father had never seen an automatic Bunn, so I became the coffee challenged daughter. Funny now!

Debbie J said...

Well, my mishap just happened two weeks ago. One of my burners do not light without the help of a lighter, you know one of those long fireplace disposable ones. I keep it in a big crock next to the stove with all the utensils. We were having a birthday party for one of my grown sons, I had a giant pot of water steaming for some tamales and doing the finishing details for food to start to go on the table. Well I grabbed a big spoon out of the crock and what I did not know was the lighter caught on it, flipped out and landed next to the burner. Next thing we know it exploded into a BIG FIREBALL. There were a few people in the kitchen at the time. The good news is no one got hurt and nothing caught on fire. Lesson learned-I do not keep the lighter there anymore.

Lindsay Conner said...

Oh, so cute! Love your cherries fabric. :) Thanks for linking up to the dinner party!

missknitta said...

I just came over from the Bloggers' Dinner Party, so missed the giveaway but I'll share anyway! My worst kitchen mishap was dropping a pyrex on my foot the first time I tried baking bread in junior high. Thank goodness we have a bread machine now :) Thanks so much for sharing your lovely potholders!