Wednesday, November 5, 2008

As it turns out...

I'm not really good at multi-tasking. I thought multi-tasking came with the territory, kind of like a perk. I'm a woman. I'm a wife. And a mother. I really need to be able to multi-task.

The other morning I was at the grocery store, second trip of the day, with 2 small kiddos. As I pushed the cart with one arm while trying to strap in the first kid, I met eyes with someone in line, and smiled while reaching into my purse for the "list" so that I didn't have to return for a third time. Then I felt and simultaneously heard, thud, thunk-kk, thud and out from under my cart, up pops a very orange, very bright, very hard to miss, rather large Caution- wet floor sign-thing. Line-smiler and I meet eyes again. I was slightly embarrassed but ah well, at least it wasn't a small child I thumped over!

Here's another example of multi-tasking gone awry.
This is my made from scratch, raise for an hour, let's have pizza- it's Saturday, dough. I stuck it in the oven to rise. Then, when it was done rising I decided to unload the dishwasher while the oven preheated. Only problem was, I didn't take the plastic bowl that the dough was rising in, out of the oven. And I was so excited about the dishes being unloaded that I decided to also load the dirty dishes that were piled up in the sink. After a while I smelled something kinda funky. The dough! And a blackened dish towel! And my bright yellow plastic bowl, handed down from my Mama, that was just the right size for everything bowl. I reached in and rescued what was left of the bowl.
Then I did what any good homemaker would do. I cut the towel down the middle, because the sides were stuck to the melted plastic. I scooped out the partially cooked dough. I rolled it out on the cookie sheet. Spread some sauce on top, SMOTHERED it in cheese, and prayed that I wasn't wasting my zucchini as I used it to top the pizza (I'm kind of crazy about zucchini.) Then I stuck it in the oven and crossed my fingers.
My dear husband was concerned about the fumes. I served him another slice and thought "the fumes are the least of our worries at this point".

12 comments:

janet said...

I could almost smell that plastic from here!glad you didn't waste the zuccinni!

InkMom said...

Oh, my, I'm laughing out loud right now and trying not to wake up everyone else in the house since it's 1 AM. You are a riot, and just like the rest of us. Thanks for keeping it real!

Melissa said...

Somehow I missed the whole "innate womanly ability" to multi-task as well. I LOVE the fact that you melted your bowl and ran over a caution sign!! Only because it was a great story and made me laugh so hard.

How are the pictures looking?

Corey, Kim and little miss Natalie said...

I love that you make your own pizza dough! High baking achievers like you should totally not worry about multi-tasking....who has time to master that when there's bread to make!!! I'm bummed and relieved that you never taught me how to do it...I'd make it every day!
We miss seeing you and your family! Thank goodness for blogs!

Gallup Family said...

I don't know how many times I've taken something off of the hot stove and then set the bowl to pour it in on the hot stove and melted it. I've also burned numerous sets of plate covers by turning on the wrong plate on the stove. So don't feel alone. The stove and I are not good friends some times.

MommyJ said...

You have no idea how hard I looked at that picture trying to figure out what the heck it was before finishing your post...

I most love, that in true blogger style, you took a picture of the mishap!

Thanks for sharing. I totally laughed out loud on this one!

Eric said...

Dest, i can't really mult-task either and in fact just last night i melted a container lid on the stove last night except i wasn't trying to multi-task so i must just be bad with the oven.

Destinee said...

Mommyj- about the pic. I drive myself nuts. I swear I see life through "blogger eyes" these days! It's always about the next post.
I must admit I'm a little sad about the bowl though. I used it for 99.9% of my mixing needs. And I'm not sure you can find that canary yellow these days!

julie said...

Well I'm glad it wasn't mustard! I looked at that picture several times trying to figure out just what the mustard had landed on and what had landed in it?
So sorry about the bowl but thanks for the laugh!

Lew said...

I must say, you definitely out-did my pizza crust story...that was hilarious (sorry!). I kept studying the picture too, like mommyJ, and thought it was mustard or something. I'm sorry that happened, but glad to have gotten a good laugh (at your expense...hehe).
Hope you had a wonderful day today volunteering at A's schoool.

Ry said...

That pizza did seem unusually chewey.

J and C said...

Good times! What do we live for but to burn all our favorite plastic bowls, and laugh with our friends when they do the same thing! At least you still had dinner ready on time and no fire! (that sounds like mulit tasking to me!) Love ya-

Oh and by the way I totally understand the need to photograph everything, for the next blog of course. My problem? I have a million pictures and no new posts!