Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Random Things

Just a couple of random things before I get back to quilting posts...

For one thing, I've seen blog reports of snow storms in the US for about 2 months (and in one case, there was snow in June), so I find it hilarious that I've just had my first snow storm of the season, even though I live in the permanently snowed-in north called Canada ;)

These pictures were taken 3 days after the storm, I just never got around to snapping some shots beforehand. It was a decent storm though, with 4" on the unplowed passing lanes on the highway, sections of highway closed by police and firemen because of accidents, and really slow highway traffic (can you tell I was traveling through the storm??? :)

In other news, I'm considering starting a gallery of "Cooking and quilting don't mix"...
I'm partly posting these pics to remind myself of my follies, but I think I've got a few more burnt meals to go before I properly learn my lesson. All your great tips are just lost on me (the timer went off at the correct time, I just quilted right through it...)

And after a night of soaking, it looked like this, just to show you how deep the rice stuck to the pot... it was on the stove for over 1.5 hr! Luckily just on low heat, so I got to eat most of the rice ;)

5 comments:

karenfae said...

I use an electric rice cooker - it shuts off automatically - couldn't live without it :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Katie B. said...

That's too funny. I'm glad you at least got some dinner out of it!

I live in Alabama, and we had snow last week! It cracks me up that we had snow before you. (And you'd laugh at what people consider "snow" here!)

Leslie said...

oh dear...i have been known to leave a kettle on too long and ruin it...look at the snow. we have bunches here as well...although i think it is raining now and sure to wash it all away

Nanci said...

that's why those non stick pots were invented...for quilters who forget or don't hear the timer...
I usually cook like you, a lot of rice at a time, freeze in portion sizes...
Snow...oh we finally got some here in Whitby, but man it was heavy heavy and then the rain made it almost impossible to shovel because of the weight...glad I didn't have to do it... I like your feet in the snow...very artistic and Amandajean would be proud...

Crispy said...

Hooray for your first snow!! It just seemed wrong that North Dakota has had snow on the ground since Dec 1 and Canada didn't LOL.

Blogging doesn't go with cooking either. I forgot about the corn I was steaming and it took days to get the bottom pan of my double boiler/steamer clean again. The corn had a nice smokey flavor LOL

Crispy