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With guests for dinner, have you ever burnt the roast to an inedible dried up cr

  1. fpherj48 profile image75
    fpherj48posted 3 years ago

    With guests for dinner, have you ever burnt the roast to an inedible dried up crisp.....?

    What did you do in an effort to save the day and serve your guests anyway?

  2. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 3 years ago

    Scrape off anything too bad, slice and let it soak in some gravy for a little while! That would be my reaction. If time allowed I would throw it into the crockpot with some veggies and gravy.

    1. fpherj48 profile image75
      fpherj48posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmmm     good thinking in a panic, peeples.  You must do your best thinking under pressure!  LOL

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    DJ Andersonposted 3 years ago

    Sounds like you need to make a fast trip to the delli.  Most have cooked roast beef, and they will be kind enough to slice it perfectly.  Ask what gravy they would recommend.  You might find a few other delli items to make your
    dinner party a great success.

    Next time use the crock pot or go out to dinner.  Does not sound like they
    should have allowed you in the kitchen.   Funny.   I am only allowed to get milk and cookies from the kitchen and they turned you lose in there to cook.
    Bad idea!  Just saying............
    DJ.

  4. fpherj48 profile image75
    fpherj48posted 3 years ago

    LOL....Thank you DJ.  I can't imagine any other response coming from you.  I'd like to know what member of my family has been talking to you!!

  5. Venkatachari M profile image54
    Venkatachari Mposted 3 years ago

    I had one occasion, a year ago, when I burnt the rice cooked for 10 people. So, I saved the edible inner portion of it while all were seated at the table and immediately prepared fresh rice in cooker which took 15 minutes time for me. In the meanwhile, we had other dishes to serve and keep them engaged in talking. So it did not affect much.

    1. fpherj48 profile image75
      fpherj48posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like not much harm was done!  I'm sure you're an excellent cook!

    2. Venkatachari M profile image54
      Venkatachari Mposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your compliment. But, I am not excellent, only experienced. My spouse was excellent and I miss her.

  6. MizBejabbers profile image91
    MizBejabbersposted 3 years ago

    No, but my mother was famous for shrinking a 4-lb roast to the size of a pork chop and then serving it to us. My husband told her that she was the only person he knew who could burn water. (I might add that she let him live.)

    1. fpherj48 profile image75
      fpherj48posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I like your husband!  Takes courage to be honest with your Mother-in-law!

    2. Venkatachari M profile image54
      Venkatachari Mposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Burning water happens with me also. I put water on gas for pouring it into the coffee filter. But then, I begin doing some other work and forget it. So, I had to boil water again after a 5 minutes or so as it gets fully burnt in the bowl on gas.

  7. bravewarrior profile image94
    bravewarriorposted 3 years ago

    I haven't burned dinner, but one Thanksgiving I forgot to turn the oven on and didn't discover it until hours later!

    I think I ended up making Philly cheesesteaks that night.... :-)

    1. fpherj48 profile image75
      fpherj48posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No one noticed that the fabulous aroma of Thanksgiving Turkey hadn't filled the air??  Sha...that's a good one!  At least you could have Turkey Dinner another day.  Beats the heck out of some of my Dinner BLOOPERS!

    2. bravewarrior profile image94
      bravewarriorposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Paula, considering I baste every half hour, I don't know why I didn't notice it. Let's just say I was much younger and more concerned with partying and socializing. I just plumb forgot!

      Remind me to tell you about the time my turkey deflated....

    3. fpherj48 profile image75
      fpherj48posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      aHA!   I should have known........That ole "Happy Hour"  strikes again!!      can't wait to hear more.

  8. tirelesstraveler profile image81
    tirelesstravelerposted 3 years ago

    Never burnt the roast, but the turkey was under cooked, I am notorious for burning the bread.  Moral is to always have extra bread.

    1. fpherj48 profile image75
      fpherj48posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh absolutely!  What's a dinner without burning the rolls??!  I must do it every time!

 
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