This post has nothing to do with knitting or spinning. And yet it is proof why I placed a moratorium on November. If something is going to go wrong, it can and will happen in November.
Picture it – two days before Thanksgiving. A friend and I were cooking Cheesecake (for the first time), trying to get it out of the way of other dishes we were going to cook for Thanksgiving. Everything was going well. We did the graham cracker crust. That looked great. We did the cream cheese filling … and put it in the oven for the specified time at about 350°F.
The next step has an additional topping using sour cream. We mixed that up while the first part was in the oven then we took out the cheesecake and put it to cool for the 15 minutes specified by the recipe and I turned up the oven (to 475°F).
Fifteen minutes later, I opened the oven greeted my flames at the bottom of my stove. Actual FLAMES! I closed the stove as if some part of my brain thought if I closed it, I really hadn’t seen it… and almost in the same moment, common sense kicked in and I threw baking soda on it and the flames went out.
Turns out my spring form pan was leaking and it dripped to the bottom of the oven. …and this is the kind of thing that happened to me all of November, hence the moratorium. (The cheesecake didn’t quite gel the way it was supposed to but it sure tasted good… and I will laugh about it… one day. )
But amidst everything I bought some yarn, did lots of knitting and even a little spinning happened last month. I’ve been taking pictures and I can’t wait to share it all with you so please stay tuned!!
p.s. All my posts from October have disappeared for some reason so if you are wondering where those are, they are in the ether. I manage to get into Google cache and salvage them but it’ll take time for me to re-post them.
4 thoughts on ““There’s a fire in my oven” or why I don’t like November”
Heh. I couldn’t help but chuckle when I saw that your oven caught on fire. Glad to hear it didn’t result in a bigger catastrophe.
Nice to see you around still. Well, at least the Cheesecake tasted good, eh?
Ok, file this one under Twilight Zone. I know you’ve been quiet for a while, but THIS is the post that showed up in my bloglines, which brought me here: http://www.saffronknits.net/?p=405
Are you still dyeing? The cheesecake sounds wonderful.
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