Saturday, April 30, 2011
Just a small kitchen disaster...
I wasted most of the evening out running useless errands, shopping for nonessentials and such, then realized what I was supposed to be doing was baking brownies for an event tomorrow. On the way home remembered that I was low on cocoa, so I stopped at the grocery to replenish my supply. By the time I got home it was pretty late so I immediately set forth on my brownie making adventure. I put the butter in the microwave to melt, then started measuring out the dry ingredients. That's when I found I was low on sugar too. But, drats, the store was now closed. I raided the sugar bowl and still came up a tad short. So I made up the difference bit a little brown sugar. That shouldn't harm my brownies much. Measured out the last of cocoa from the can in the cupboard, then grabbed my newly purchased can to finish the job. I pulled off the plastic lid, then grabbed the metal pull tab and BOOM, cocoa explodes out the can, streaming across my kitchen counter. What a mess.... cocoa everywhere; on my appliances, my kitchen tools, all over the wall. Ugh. I guess the can was overfilled, and/or packed at lower altitude(higher pressure) so it was essentially pressurized when I opened it here at high altitude.
Physics aside, it was quite a mess.... there's no better way to spend a Friday night than wiping down walls and counters and scraping cocoa out of tile grout at midnight. I sure hope my friends enjoy the brownies tomorrow!