Hey, and thanks for taking the time to read this! I wanted to share my husband’s recipe for roasted oven mitts. It worked even better than I would have thought!
1.) Get nice new oven mitts for Christmas.
2.) Place said mitts in the warmer underneath the oven. 3.) Neglect to tell spouse.
4.) Wait until spouse (that’s me) turns on the oven to make a nice lasagna.
6.) Garnish with water and cursing, then serve directly!
Update: 4 1/2 hours of scrubbing later I apparently have a brand new oven. Worth every penny of the £95 and I tipped the guy an extra £20 for the stunning work.
Its this bad
This happened to me when I was a field tech for a commercial restaurant repair company. The company charged $110 hr. port to port. meaning from the time I left the shop till I returned. Being from the Southwest I resemble much of the BOH staff and working on ovens, I was usually dirty as well. On this particular day, the Chef had called in a service call for a convection oven that wasn't working and I had just finished ordering the parts when some top brass from the front office came in the kitchen to harass the BOH staff I suppose. One dude in a pair of khakis and a button-up asked me why the ovens were as dirty as they were, and I said, got no idea." Well, you need to get them cleaned up!" Now usually I would have told him to kiss my ass and walk out but this particular day I decided to help him out, so I stayed a couple of hours and cleaned up his oven... At $110 dollars an hour. Of course, he disputed the invoice and threatened not to pay, but I had parts on order for another piece of equipment and if you don't pay, I don't come back and put your shit back together, so yeah, he paid.
I actually blew up my oven making these.
1 large bag of cranberries
1 medium bag brown sugar
Juice and zest of 1 medium orange
Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and smoked paprika
Half a fifth of bourbon (here's where I messed up)
Mix them all together, and bake for an hour uncovered, or until most of the cranberries have popped.
I also needed to cook a focaccia, so I turned the oven up to 550 to get to the right temp. It was early Thanksgiving morning, so I didn't have a shirt on while cooking. I was standing next to the oven, and a massive blue fireball exploded in the oven. The alcohol had vaporized, and the added heat caught it in fire. There was enough force to blow the door open about 8 inches, and the fireball came out the door. I lost all of the hair on my belly from my hips to my belly button, burned the entire area so it looked like a really bad sunburn, and stunk up the kitchen.
TLDR I lost a bunch of hair and burned myself from exploding alcohol vapor while cooking without a shirt on
Many years ago, a day after I finished moving out of my first appartement, my landlord called me up to say that I would not be getting my security deposit back because I had not cleaned the oven.
I didn't want to lose that $100, so I asked if I could come back and clean it. They said it had to be cleaned by X date, so I agreed that it would happen.
On X day I show up ready to clean the oven only to open the door and see that they had, just that day, revarnished the parquet flooring in the appartement.
I called the landlord and explained my predicament and they insisted that if the oven wasn't clean I lost the deposit.
Queue malicious compliance: I tied my shoes on tight, and slowly walked across the sticky varnish leaving footprints with every step. It took me 30 minutes to clean the oven and the varnish fumes burned my eyes and lungs, but I got that oven sparkling.
The next day I got a call from the superintendent of the building yelling at me that I ruined the floor and that the new tenants were supposed to move in that day. He yelled that it would cost $400 to fix and that they had to delay the tenant move in on order for it to dry.
I calmly relayed the fact that I had asked the landlord about it and was told that unless that oven was clean I lost my cash. He apologized and said he was going to have some choice words for the landlord. Luckily I had already dropped off my keys and got my deposit back.
TLDR: Landlord insisted I clean oven or lose $100 deposit. They had just redone the floors, landlord insisted I clean, and they were forced to pay $400 to refining the floor.
Edit: Thanks to all those who gave me awards, I've been on reddit 12 years and this is the first time it has happened to me!
Chances are you have a ton of left over ingredients from the Dawning that you’re not using anymore and will expire on Tuesday.
You can buy additional bounties from Eva for 3000 glimmer and they are always just a random baked good. With a masterworked oven it’s a snap to make these and turn in the bounty for 10 bright dust.
You don’t need to deliver them, you can simply destroy them from your inventory if you want.
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