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Old 03-31-2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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Tanked a meatloaf when I was 12 years old. Dad loves onion, so I put three medium yellow onions in a one and a half pound meatloaf. Hell, the damn dog wouldn't eat it. Let's share some of our worst boo boos in the kitchen, might be fun! If this thread takes off, more to boo boos to come.
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:52 PM   #2
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Well aside from this thread there was the time I smoked a turkey with cheap charcoal mixed with anthracite coal the night before Thanksgiving. Man what a foul taste!

I ran out of charcoal because it was down in the lower 20's that night and I had to try to find charcoal... in November... in Virginia... at three in the morning. I finally found some at a 24 hour grocery store, but I discovered later that it contained Anthracite coal mixed in as a binder.

(Did you know that Wal Mart stows all their charcoal and grill stuff in the winter, and the area is covered with Christmas stuff? Well they do! I could see the lump charcoal shrink wrapped on a pallet and up on a high rack, but I could not plead or bribe the manager enough to make them get it down for me. I even offered to buy the whole pallet. )

Of course today I would light up the fireplace with oak and shovel hot hardwood coals inside a metal bucket to keep the cooker filled, but back then I just didn't know any better.
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:20 PM   #3
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Didn't want to jack your thread man. We all have made mistakes cooking, mine are just made now when adult beverages are involved.
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:33 PM   #4
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ok when I was 14/15 I decided to make a mushroom pasta and onion garlic casserole for my family.

The recipe called for 4 cloves of garlic. I did not know what a cloved of garlic was so I put in 4 whole heads of garlic.

I baked the casserole as per instructions and when my parents walked in the house their eyes watered at the stench of garlic. We had to open every window for 2 days to get the garlic smell out wash everything int he kitchen and the draperies as well and years later my mom swore that she could still get wafts of residual garlic.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:04 PM   #5
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For much of my adult life, I admittedly used Match Light or lighter fluid and enjoyed the aroma that either produced.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:49 PM   #6
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When I was a young teen or tween, I decided to surprise my parents with a nice dinner after they'd been gone to the dentist all afternoon. My sister and I cooked together. We looked through cookbooks and finally found a recipe for a "Spanish meatloaf". It was one of the few recipes that we had all the ingredients in the house at the time. This meatloaf called for spanish olives. I chopped them up just like it said and put them in. That was the most awful, mouth puckering food I've ever put in my mouth. My poor grandmother even came and ate it with us. No wonder my mom did almost all of the cooking!
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OK, I'm game. And this is real embarassing cause I was 50 at the time. For some reason(adult beverages perhaps?) I decided that regular ole smoking woods were just too plain Jane so I decided to go an cut some dead branches off of my cedar tree in the backyard and throw a few chunks into the pit.

That was three years ago and I have yet to see a mosquito in my yard.
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Old 04-01-2008, 06:30 AM   #8
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I was 24, just bought my first house and decided to have my buddies over to watch Sunday football and enjoy a big pot of chili. I was going to make the chili from scratch, dried beans etc........ Got everything in chopped, sauteed and then into the pot and added the beans about 30 minutes before we were ready to eat. Beers were flowing and we all got hungry, so the chili was served.........I noticed my buddie making faces and then I hear "dude the beans are hard as rocks". Yep I was embarrassed, but learned!
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I still burn dinner bread/rolls in the oven due to Pop's
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Fluid burgers ever had sum of them ? ya just keep the fire hot with fluid wile your burgers or on the grill , cooks faster
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