48 responses

  1. Evan Thomas
    May 21, 2010

    Haha, I didn’t know that was possible, either!
    I think I’ve had some awful microwaved egg scenarios where they exploded in my face. Not fun

  2. britchickruns
    May 21, 2010

    Lol I love kitchen disaster stories! My mum once cooked a massive lasagne for the family, she’d spent hours on it – as they walked down the path, she got it out the oven, and the dish split in half and it went EVERYWHERE. Floor + oven!! It was horrible…

  3. liv4change
    May 21, 2010

    Oh my word!! What did he do to that pot!!!??? 🙂
    Have you been to Aquatica before? The fiance and I have talked about going but we aren’t sure if it’s worth the money. I love marine animals so I’d love to know what you think about the park!!

    • Meghann
      May 21, 2010

      I’ve never been! I’ll do a full review after my visit tomorrow!

  4. Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete
    May 21, 2010

    How does that even happen? lol! Oh yes, I’ve burned many plastic spatulas on the stove. In addition, I’ve also caught the marshmallows on the sweet potatoes on fire 3 times, yes 3 times, for Thanksgiving!

  5. chasingthenow
    May 21, 2010

    I’ve had my fair share of kitchen disasters, but nothing nearly as bad as the above! I never even thought of that being possible!

  6. fitandfortysomething
    May 21, 2010

    sounds like a great weekend planned….your run sounded great and your bfast is so colorful! poor brother-scary too though-the house must have reaked like plastic-ugh!

  7. Meg
    May 21, 2010

    Ahh I saw you in the new issue of SHAPE this morning 😀 So exciting!!!!

    Your weekend sounds awesome – I’d love to see Ironman, but I’ve gotta see the first one first 😉 I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve melted things on the stove…haha!

    Happy Friday!
    Meg

    • Meghann
      May 21, 2010

      You did?!?!?! Can you take a photo and send it to me?!?! I haven’t seen it yet! 🙂

      • Meg
        May 21, 2010

        Just emailed it to ya 🙂

  8. Marina
    May 21, 2010

    Amazing weekend plans!
    I am the queen of kitchen disasters. Few days ago, I destroyed a glass dish in a microwave while making popcorn. It just went poof, and fell apart 🙁

  9. Anna
    May 21, 2010

    Oh LORD!! That looks bad!!!

    I’ll be interested to see if you like Iron Man 2– I LOVED the first one, and the second one has been getting less than stellar reviews 🙁

    • Ellen
      May 21, 2010

      I saw Iron Man 2 and liked it. The new cast members are great.

  10. Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    May 21, 2010

    Hahaaa how does that even happen?!

  11. Melissa S.
    May 21, 2010

    hahahahhaa…your brother cracks me up. i wonder what he wanted to make in that ill fit pan…

  12. Mary
    May 21, 2010

    uh… looks like it’s time for some new pots and pans!

  13. biz319
    May 21, 2010

    My twin sister, when we lived together, put a tea kettle on our electric stove and forgot all about it. All the water boiled away. Instead of waiting to let the pot cool, she tried to remove it from the stove and the who top of the stove cracked! That cost us $250 of our security deposit!

    I still haven’t watched this weeks episode of Glee! Plan on doing that over the weekend 😀

  14. Claire
    May 21, 2010

    When my dad went to visit my mom’s parents for the first time, he put a pot of water on the stove to make some tea, and then totally forgot about it (I think my mom and her mom were out for a bit). When he remembered, he ran into the kitchen only to see that the kettle had COMPLETELY melted – some of it had even fallen onto the kitchen floor which my mom’s parents had just had redone – it was so hot that there was a huge whole in the kitchen floor. Can you imagine how embarrassed he must have been? At least she still married him 🙂

  15. Caitlin in MD
    May 21, 2010

    OMG, my boyfriend did the same thing with frozen chicken wings a couple years ago. We came home late one night after, uh…partying, and he put the wings in the oven and then proceeded to promptly pass out. I woke up the next morning thinking, WHAT is that SMELL?!?! Yeah. The wings, in a 450 degree oven for like, 8 hours. The house smelled for DAYS. To be honest, its not that funny when I really think about it because it could’ve been way worse than just a stove full of black, rock-hard wings…

  16. Kristen
    May 21, 2010

    My kitchen disaster:

    One time in college, to brown the top of a pizza, I put the oven on broil… when I reached in to get the pizza out, the oven mit caught on fire, so of course I panicked and pulled my hand out, leaving the burning oven mit inside the oven!

    I screamed for help and my b/f at the time calmly shut off the stove and poured water over it, fortunatley no damage except soggy pizza and a burned oven mit!

  17. katiek
    May 21, 2010

    Ha ha I’ve burnt some cheap walmart pans but never to create a hole! In college my roomm ate thought it would be ok to put a hot pocket in the microwave for 30 minutes instead of 3, so that she could go talk on the phone. Yes it was 2:30 am and we were drunk. I think I noticed about 15 minutes later because of all the smoke!

    • Ellen
      May 21, 2010

      An old boss put a frozen meal in the microwave for 55 minutes instead of 5! She had a habit of walking away while things were cooking and no one noticed until the microwave shorted out and black smoke filled the office. Almost caught the wall and counter on fire. Very scary.

  18. katiek
    May 21, 2010

    Ha ha I’ve burnt some cheap walmart pans but never to create a hole! In college my room mate thought it would be ok to put a hot pocket in the microwave for 30 minutes instead of 3, so that she could go talk on the phone. Yes it was 2:30 am and we were drunk. I think I noticed about 15 minutes later because of all the smoke!

  19. missyrayn
    May 21, 2010

    I was cooking and had the towel too close to the flame (my pans need something to hold the handle to not burn myself) and it went up in flames. Ahhhh!

  20. Erin
    May 21, 2010

    Wow, what was he cooking?!

  21. Sarah for Real
    May 21, 2010

    Haha, that’s awesome. I’ve lit a pot holder on fire before after turning on the wrong burner on my ceramic top stove. Oops!

  22. Nekeisha
    May 21, 2010

    I once put on a pot of water to boil and then the phone rang so I proceeded to have a very indepth conversation. Luckily there was on a burnt pot and a lot of smoke. I was 14/15 but sister still love to tell the story of how I can burn water, she was the only eye witness. Think I can hire somebody?????

  23. hundredtenpounds
    May 21, 2010

    WOW! I’ve never seen that before. That would be quite scary! Luckily, the only kitchen disasters I’ve had (knock on wood) was dropping food on the floor!

  24. katie
    May 21, 2010

    the exact same thing happened to a friend of mine in college – i’m actually happy to see that someone else did it too 😉

  25. Stephanie
    May 21, 2010

    I was 15 and trying to make German pancakes in a Pyrex dish. My mom always melted the butter in the dish on the stove so I did too. And then I burnt the butter. So I went to the sink the rinse out the dish and start over. Without thinking, I put the hot dish under the cold stream of water. Do you know what happens to glass when it goes through sudden temperature changes? It SHATTERS! Everywhere. I instinctively stepped back right before it happened which is amazing since I didn’t get a scratch at all.

  26. Lizz @ leading the good life
    May 21, 2010

    Some friends of mine did the classic ‘fall asleep while the frozen pizza is still in the oven’ move. There was soooo much smoke damage and the oven had to be replaced. The ironic (and embarrassing!) thing is that 2 firefighters lived in that house!! They were not responsible for the pizza, but they sure got a razzing when the fire department showed up!!

  27. Nikky
    May 21, 2010

    About three months ago my bf stayed home sick from work, and around 1 decided to cook some fries to snack on (using oil, since he was home alone and I prohibit deep-friend fries cause they gross me out). I receiving the following text messages:

    “set the kitchen on fire.”
    “flour doesn’t put out grease fires.”

    Insert frantic response from me, a girl who’s watched her house burn to the ground before.

    “corn starch did it. wall’s black but all is ok.”

    Yea… went home to a stove and floor COVERED in flour and corn starch. My black stove was totally white. It was both disastrous and hilarious.

  28. Rose
    May 21, 2010

    This cracks me up. I think I am going to set up a post for tomorrow about my worst kitchen disaster ever. The time that I set the oven on fire. Good times!

  29. Jessie (Vegan-minded)
    May 21, 2010

    Ha! I didn’t know it was possible to melt a pan like that. Luckily, I haven’t had too many of my own kitchen disasters! 🙂

  30. Samantha @ Food Edu
    May 21, 2010

    That’s funny. I have yet to have any major kitchen disasters! Iron Man 2–I’ve been wanting to see that also.

  31. Katherine: What About Summer?
    May 21, 2010

    My mom burned a pot once when I was a kid and I thought it was great! It was the best thing to happen [as far as I was concerned] because I got to keep it to play with and fill with dirt.

    My kitchen disasters only involve burned food; the appliances and I have pretty nice relationships.

  32. theprocessofhealing
    May 21, 2010

    Oh wow!! I didn’t know a pot could do that! I once stuck something metal in the microwave (smart, right?), which resulted in pretty much a ball of lightening in the microwave… haha..

  33. Sarah (Enjoying One Meal at a Time)
    May 21, 2010

    All those video ideas sound good to me! I tried overnight oats for the first time yesterday but they didn’t turn out like I’d hoped 🙁 I’ll have to give them another try.

  34. runnerforever
    May 21, 2010

    I haven’t had Puffins in forever, the PB flavor are soooo good. I think I know what I need to add to my grocery list 🙂

  35. Lauren @ Running Examiner
    May 21, 2010

    One day in high scool, I was making chocolate chip cookies and forgot to add one key ingredient (I think it was eggs?) Anyway, I noticed the batter was looking very thin, but being the genius I am, I shaped it into cookies and put the sheet in the oven. Fifteen minutes later, wouldn’t you know the cookies have coalesced into one massive, runny cookie, overflowing onto the oven rack, the floor of the oven…everywhere. My mom was SO pissed at me.

  36. Carolyn @ lovinlosing.com
    May 21, 2010

    WoW!! Scary.

  37. Kelly
    May 21, 2010

    Haha my roommate in college once put a piece of pizza on a paper towel, put it in the toaster over and ran upstairs to change. She lit our toaster over on fire.

  38. runningwithsass
    May 21, 2010

    OMG how did that even happen?!? lol!
    love the colors in your breakfast!

  39. Christyne
    May 21, 2010

    Are you going to aquatica as part of your discovery cove tickets? I’m actually at discovery cove right now waiting for my dolphin swim time at 3. & I’m also considering going to aquatica tomorrow.

    • Meghann
      May 21, 2010

      Yes it was part of my package! Send me an e-mail if you go and we should meet up!

  40. Erin
    May 21, 2010

    Pretty breakfast! Glad it tasted as good as it looked.

    Once my college roommate and I were trying to create steam in our oven so that we could get bread to rise faster. We took a Pyrex casserole dish, filled it with water, and set it on the electric burner to heat up. Then we place it into a cold oven with the bread. Yeah, the glass dish broken into pieces filling our oven with broken glass and water. At least it resulted in a nice, clean oven!

    Also, my mom once took a glass dish of Au Gratin potatoes out of the oven and place it onto a metal baking pan instead of a regular coaster. One entire side of the dish exploded spilling glass and cheesy potatoes everywhere.

    Apparently I should not be allowed to be in the same room as glass dishes…

  41. Jackie (Peaces of Earth)
    May 21, 2010

    HAHAH! I had no idea that could happen! Once in HS I came home late at night and decided I wanted egg salad (wtf?) so I proceeded to hardboil an egg. I of course fell asleep and awoke to the sound of the smoke detector. That egg was THE BLACKEST egg I’ve ever seen!!! So funny!!

  42. Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope
    May 22, 2010

    Where is your sprint tri?

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