Burnin’ down the house…


When the smoke cleared, I panicked. The air bit like a rabid mongrel. And as I glanced back toward the house, I thought of the coat I left inside. Twenty degrees- and no coat.

That was then. One learns from these things…which is a good thing… for next time. Today was “next time.”

“Next time” came following the purchase of (1) a new Lodge iron skillet, fully coated for your convenience and (2) a package of an asian chicken stir fry- unfortunately pre-frozen. I say “unfortunately” because it took a light year to “unthaw” and “thoroughly cook” said frozen chicken item. Unfortunately, thawing is the process following burning. The result is a composite goo resembling an experiment from DuPont Chemical…which is not a good thing. Said process also involves sirens, fire trucks, men in heavy rubber-looking outfits…if one does not rescue said experiment from burning stove. I managed to avoid this last step by…tossing the pan skyward while praying for a soft landing. I dare say the couch suffered less abuse than the pan.

When all things dissipated- including my appetite, I scoured the area with “natural” chemicals from a Method cleaner bottle, opened all doorways/windows I could, and waited to see if any embarrassed neighbors passed by…

But no one stopped. Could it be that they expect such cooking from a bachelor?

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About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur- this side of Tir Na N'Og- living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley, store-made soda bread resembles an inedible Irish megalith, and Kerrygold is only found hidden like a luck penny in the belly of Kroger. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from thelostkerryman.wordpress.com, talesinastrangerstrangerland@wordpress.com, everydayasadisciple@wordpress.com, and mrandmrsboring.wordpress.com are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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2 Responses to Burnin’ down the house…

  1. I shared this on my facebook page, hope it will attract the attention of some 130 pound under 40 female who is a gourmet cook

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