Tuesday, February 22, 2011

oops. I did it again . . .

(notice: the haziness of the room, the black marks on the microwave)

 Before I left for college I thought I was a good cook.
Reality: I have a lot to learn.

Today I made fried ice cream. . . 
I ended up frying the house-
I will admit it!

I have been taught how to put out grease fires before
I remember learning about it in my cooking/sewing class in middle school
. . . . .
Middle school was like six years ago.
Good thing I have Jordan.
 Now for the story:
Previous to "firing up" our kitchen
I made ice cream balls with a cinnamon and cornflake shell.
There were perfectly ready to stick into the oil.

I pour oil into a small-ish sauce pan
I figured it would be easier to handle that way
I was wrong.
I stuck my first ice cream ball into the grease . . .
and well the rest is pretty much predictable


I was panicing!
I knew water was out of the question
(luckily I remember that much)
So, Jordan put flour on it.
The flames went down, but it was still flamin'

Mean-while the fire alarm is blaring
while Tami runs to get a chair to turn it off.

I was told to put the frying pan on it.
I did
It was still flaming
Then we realized the unit was still on. . .
Jordan braved the flames and turned it off!

at this point I had the pan of grease in my hand
sloshing it around. . . all over the floor. . . 
Jordan realized that the frying pan wasn't enough
She whipped out the heavy duty pan!
To sum it all up. . . 
I started a house fire
I COULD have died
and even worse
I could have had to pay for damages!
(okay, so maybe that isn't worse, but still)

Jordan is super woman and always ends up saving the day.
I always tend to make the fire alarm go off
. . . especially when we have guests

I smell like smoke.
The house smells like smoke.
There is a eery haze about every room

Ten minutes later. . . . Jen, came downstairs and asked what the commotion was all about.

If you would like to read the story from
Jordan's point of view CHECK IT OUT!


Randi Lynn said...

I haven't started a fire yet...but I did leave our oven on for six hours when we weren't home.

Kaden Krause said...


Bree said...

I have a great recipe for fried ice cream that you "bake" not fry! It's super easy and ALOT safer! LOl I'll find it for you! Looks like your having a good time up there! :)

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Bree said...

Here ya have it! Good luck!

No-Fry-Fried Ice Cream
Form 1 qt. vanilla ice cream into eight balls.
Place them on a lined cookie sheet and keep in freezer until later.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Put 3 cups cornflakes into a gallon size ziplock bag and crush into crumbs.
Add ½ cup brown sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon to 1 tablespoon melted butter and mix well.
Place crumbs and butter mixture into a large bowl. Stir to coat the flakes.
Spread the crumbs on a cookie sheet.
Brown and crisp the crumbs by baking them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes.
Let cool.
Roll each ice cream ball in the crumbs until coated.