Monday, April 24, 2006

what NOT to do while making homemade popcorn.

1. do not use too much oil - since its on high, you run the risk of starting a kitchen fire.

2. do not put too many kernels in the pot - since a little goes a long way with popcorn, you dont want to have too much popcorn in the pot, and run the risk of having the popcorn pop the lid off the pot, and have popcorn spill all over the stove, floor and burner, and then run the risk of starting a kitchen fire.

3. do not crank the heat - it may seem like a good idea at the time, but remember, if you happen to have popcorn overflowing from the pot (because the lid has been popped off by the overflow of popcorn) and the overflowing (still popping) popcorn falls on the really hot burner, you may run the risk of starting a kitchen fire.

4. do not start a kitchen fire.

5. if you do start a kitchen fire, don't pour water on it. you may just run the risk of practically singe-ing your eyebrows and new bangs right off. as well, the flames just get higher - use baking soda or something like that.

6. did i mention, not starting the fire?

7. definitely don't do that!


At 11:13 AM, Blogger WhtBuffalo said...

im gunna go ahead and assume that this happend to you, and that you did everything you described not to do!

At 12:06 PM, Blogger Iris said...

yeah, i basically decided to make my own popcorn (in an effort to be healthier and cheap.)

i put WAYYYY too many kernels in the pot and caused a bit of a commotion in the kitchen!

i put all the flames out (except for the major flamer that i live with) and all is good, but man! it was scary!!!

At 2:53 PM, Blogger MJ said...

Heheheh, I love the list, I'm pretty dangerous in the kitchen so I'm buying a fire extiguisher.... and this is why God invented microwave popcorn (which yes, doesn't taste as good but at least you dont need extra hosue insurance to cover cooking it :)

I hope your bangs and eyebrows are ok! Your birthday last weekend was super fun! The housewarming book is GREAT! Say hi to Major Flamer for me!

Ok, ciao!


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