Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Burnt Offerings

“The microwave oven is one of the modern objects that convey the most elemental feeling of power over the passing seconds. If you suffer from hurry sickness in its most advanced stages you may find yourself punching 88 seconds instead of 90 because it’s faster to tap the same digit twice.”  —  James Gleick

Sometimes your microwave oven can turn out to be a problem creator rather than a time saver. Although haste makes waste my bowl of instant oatmeal still tasted the way it always does. Yummy. – gc

  M Y  B U R N T  O F F E R   R I N G S  

The Wednesday Challenge from partner Susan and myself is BURNT OFFERINGS

My bowl of instant oatmeal (above photo) met an untimely demise recently when I inadvertently overcooked it in the microwave oven for an inordinate amount of time. I used two packages of the stuff and had problems doing the math to determine the correct amount of water to use and more importantly the cooking time. 

The recommended cooking time was 30 seconds but in the morning when you are hungry and sleepy the time looked like three minutes. Who knew? Especially when you are using double the amount. I do now.  

The contents in the bowl exploded and spread its tasty contents freely and liberally about the insides of the oven. The water content had evaporated and the crusty residue left in the bowl did not seem to be that appealing to me.

This was embarrassing. The day before ( a mere 24 hours to be exact) I had carefully and meticulously cleaned the insides of the oven.  Was that deja vu?

This week Susan and I invite you to share your own embarrassing tales of woe doing your duty in the kitchen. We all have been there and it’s fun to share these misadventures with others.

As always our challenge is flexible,  feel free to do it your way. Words, Pictures, Poetry or Rhyme.

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