Domestic Bliss?

Since arriving here, I've been utterly spoiled when it comes to evening meals. Jason is proving himself to be very capable of whipping up stirfries and healthy dinners, and we've sort of fallen into a routine when it comes to cooking and cleaning.

Tonight though, we had a few minor mishaps.

Jason left the tags on the new frypan while cooking our dinner, resulting in our smoke alarm going insane and us frantically running around trying to figure how to shut it off.

As for me? I managed to drop the serrated kitchen knife while in the midst of chopping the bread rolls, narrowly avoiding* chopping off my toe and instead slicing my ankle.

The end result was a batch of really yummy homemade hamburgers though, so all was not lost. And after all, we can't be perfectly domesticated at all times, can we?

*Thanks Enny, I missed chopping off my toe. All appendages are intact.


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The Underpaid Princess said...

We've had a few meals like that too! It's part of the fun of living together.

Vanessa said...

I'm not sure if you've seen it, but I have a post of a similar vein on my blog called "Adventures in the Kitchen" It's a three part post, and pretty funny. If you have a chance give it a read. Hope your ankle is ok.

LaLa said...

Burgies! Hello love and happy new year. Just read through all 14 (! Posting daily, you is mental) of your posts so am all up to date. Am proud of you, you are settling into London life better than most people I know. Also, am still jelus... I want to be in London too! xxx

Miss A said...

Is it bad to admit that I actually giggled at "Jason left the tags on the new frypan while cooking our dinner"?

And no, we all can't be like teh chefs on GMA

Siany said...

Sounds like the time Johnny and I had white bits of hard stuff all through our spag bol.... turns out he used a spatula to stir and it had melted the plastic all through our dinner!!

But if thats the extent of your 'mishaps', I think you'll be fine ;)

enny said...

Can I confirm you mean "narrowly MISSING chopping off my toe"?!!!

I am also terrified of that happening - crazy The Hun with his continually sharpened Global knives....!

Tina Vaziri said...

Cooking with your boyfriend is so fun! I'm glad you are enjoying living together.

Bettina said...

lmao - sounds like fun! May your mishaps always be minor and your meals always fun ;)

rye said...

Oh, how I HATE the smoke alarm! I know it serves a good purpose, but MY GOD it goes off if your shower is too hot. It's not cool.

And yummy homemade hamburgers are always well worth the price :) Sorry about your ankle, though.

Katie said...

OMG I read "narrowly chopping off my toe" and thought it meant it HAD been chopped off! Thank goodness you only got a scratch - sharp knives are pretty scary things. At least you ended up with something edible - it could have been much worse - you could have had to call for pizza or something!

Unnaturally Blonde said...

Thank goodness your toe is safe and you only had a minor injury. It happens to the best of us, it's always interesting when my husband and I are both cooking things in the kitchen. Mainly because our kitchen is small and we are constantly bumping into each other.

~Mum~ said...

LOL
have you made him pink potato yet ??
or what about the famous banana bread ???

Larissa said...

Glad to hear you still have your toe...yikes!

grungedandy said...

yeh I had to read that twice and since it didn't end with and i visited A&E and i didn't get a text message askig where the local one was i'm assuming your toes are still all in place and not in the burgers! LOL sorry about the ankle though seeya hugya *G*

natalie said...

My mom has to turn off the smoke alarm every time she cooks, and she's not even a bad cook! It's just poorly placed right above the place where things are grilled. The vacuum cleaner even sets it off sometimes.

Jess said...

I'm glad no permanent damage occurred, and that you had a delicious meal to show for it!

Raven said...

My index fingernail has almost grown out from where I tried to chop it off a few months ago. It went straight through the nail, into the meat below and down. Fortunately I still have both the nail and the tip of my finger but dull knives are the devil!

Glad you are okay!

She Likes Purple said...

Happens to the best of us, guaranteed.

Michelle & the City said...

well i'm glad your toe is still intact - yikes that was a close call!

ashley said...

Gracious..remind me not to cook with you two. :-)

Kristabella said...

Well, at least you have sharp knives. Mine wouldn't have done any damage. And this is why I can't cut tomatoes with out turning them into sauce.

katelin said...

Eee good thing you didn't cut your toe! I had a domestic mishap last night too, I managed to burn some brownies, le sigh.

Solomon Broad said...

If your smoke alarm keeps going off, make sure it's not full of dust. The cover should prise open, then you can stick a hoover in there to clean it out.

Wine Maker Edward Jones said...

"we had a few minor mishaps" - Such adventures in the kitchen are bound to happen and the fun part involved in it is always great. What a cute Story!





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