The Mangler: Okay...this is slightly embarrassing, but I probably hold the world record for mangling the most meat thermometers in a given month via garbage disposal mishap (see photo below).
- Lesson learned: Always pay close attention to detail. Sometimes you get in the habit of doing the same thing over and over again and something pretty significant can slip by and wreak havoc.
Up in Smoke: One day I was baking chocolate chip cookies for my hubby and set down my Mrs. Field's (Yum!) cookbook on top of the burner, which I didn't realize was on. The entire thing went up in flames. I was fine, and so was the rest of the kitchen, but it wasn't until years later that I was able to find a replacement copy of my favorite cookbook.
- Lesson learned: It's nice to be thoughtful and take care of others, but don't forget to take care of yourself, too.