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BS: Epic culinary rescues.

Bert 17 Sep 14 - 01:27 PM
Don Firth 17 Sep 14 - 02:09 PM
Janie 18 Sep 14 - 12:18 AM
Musket 18 Sep 14 - 04:03 AM
Sandra in Sydney 18 Sep 14 - 04:58 AM
gnu 18 Sep 14 - 05:27 AM
BobL 19 Sep 14 - 04:09 AM

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Subject: BS: Epic culinary rescues.
From: Bert
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 01:27 PM

In Dahran. Saudi Arabia in the Seventies. I got back from work late and dropped in on the guys. They had decided to have roast beef for dinner. They had put a large piece of tenderloin in the oven, had a few drinks and passed out.

I opened the oven and waited for the smoke to clear.The joint was a lot smaller with a thick burned crust on it.

I cut off the burned parts, chopped up the sad remains, made some gravy, added a pack of frozen mixed vegetables. Put the whole lot in a pie crust and baked it. Not quite the roast beef that they had wanted but it wasn't too bad at all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Epic culinary rescues.
From: Don Firth
Date: 17 Sep 14 - 02:09 PM

Big Thanksgiving Day turkey dinner. After a slight delay, Mom calls out that everything is ready and tells people to gather around the table. Friends and relatives assemble around the table and sit down all prepared for the feast. Huge roast turkey sits on a platter in front of Dad as he prepares to carve. Everybody is salivating in anticipation.

Then the kid pipes up:   "Gee, Mom, the turkey looks great! Nobody'd ever know you dropped it on the kitchen floor!"

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Epic culinary rescues.
From: Janie
Date: 18 Sep 14 - 12:18 AM

Really is amazing how often things don't go as planned, but turn out at least ok, when it comes to the kitchen, eh? Some are epic saves, and some simply turn out pretty good in spite of ourselves.

Did a number of things wrong this weekend with a skillet cornbread recipe. 1st, didn't pay attention that the oven and skillet were not fully preheated when I mixed the dough. No sizzle at all when I ladled the batter into the skillet, then it had to sit on the stovetop to wait while the oven reached 425F.

Cleaning up after supper, some one asked what was in the small sauce pan on the back of the stove and should it be saved. That is when I realized I had also forgotten to add the butter (oil or grease in some recipes) to the cornbread when I mixed the batter. Turned out fine anyway, at least in the context of serving it with Texas chili.


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Subject: RE: BS: Epic culinary rescues.
From: Musket
Date: 18 Sep 14 - 04:03 AM

Sadly, some things are beyond resuscitation.

We have a ventilated range cooker (Aga) so cooking smells go up the chimney. It also has a very very hot roasting oven. I lovingly massaged a chicken with butter, stuffed it, (well , after a massage it err.. anyway) and with an onion plug up its bum, stuck it in the oven for a while, aiming to transfer it to the cooler oven after half an hour.

Mrs Musket rang from work. " Have you put the spuds on yet? ". "No."   "Good. I forgot, we are meeting friends for a meal out."

I panicked, got showered etc and completely forgot the bloody chicken.

To cut to the chase, two days later when I next had to use the roasting oven and noticed there was a roasting tin in it, I actually swept the dusty black remains into the bin. Not a single piece of bone was recognisable.

Cremation? I've shit 'em.


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Subject: RE: BS: Epic culinary rescues.
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 18 Sep 14 - 04:58 AM

brilliant!


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Subject: RE: BS: Epic culinary rescues.
From: gnu
Date: 18 Sep 14 - 05:27 AM

Ditto Sandra.

Years ago, we trekked to Ottawa and stayed at Bro's for a week while he was stationed at CFHQ with the RCAF. Fresh arctic char from the even more frozen Great White North, brought in on a regular transport, was steamed with wine and the presentation was a magazine picture. YUCK! Next day, Bro and SiL were at work and Mum took on supper. She cut the remainder of the char (there was LOTS left) into steaks and fried them, along with making a "hash" out of the veggies. DEEEElicious. SiL was not in a good mood.


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Subject: RE: BS: Epic culinary rescues.
From: BobL
Date: 19 Sep 14 - 04:09 AM

Once, buying a swiss roll to go into a trifle, I inadvertantly bought a chocolate flavoured one. The girl friend accused me of seeking to sabotage her cooking...

However, when Rowntree's added a Black Cherry flavour jelly (Jello) to their range, my earlier mistake prompted the creation of a Black Forest Trifle, using cherries, whipped cream & kirsch. It's now one of my signature recipes.


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