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.
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.
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.)
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.
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!
What do you normally eat for Sunday night dinner?I remember my Mom making my brother and I French toast or toasted sandwiches for supper on Sunday nights. She said it was the one night she got to relax and not worry...