The Kitchen 'K'atastrophes

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I love watching Hannah Montana and Castle and HIMYM and well the list goes one. The trouble begins when my husband starts watching these serials while I am cooking. As soon as the title song of Castle begins, my concentration automatically shifts from chopping onions to Castles deep blue eyes.

In my kitchen, I have got a hot plate instead of gas stove, which takes forever to heat up. Usually, while chopping vegetables, I would turn on the heat. In between frying onions and sautéing vegetables, I would run into the other room, steal glances at Castle and run back to the kitchen.

While I wait for the onions to turn golden brown (which in my case jumps from white to dark brown), I would watch Detective Beckett handcuff suspects.

Often during these stealing-glances moment, my timing would falter and by the time I reach the kitchen counter, there would be a dense black cloud of smoke above the pan. Thus start the process of coughing , crying and asking my husband to open the windows and doors, lest the fire alarm goes off.

If you cook Indian food, with lots of turmeric powder, chilli powder and other spices, you would understand my turmoil while I try fan away smoke. With watery eyes, itching nose and a terrible sneezing fit, I would fervently try to cook something edible, while my husband would watch on, safely standing away from the danger zone, shaking his head.

Sigh!! Castle maybe some other night.

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28 comments:

  1. I only cook when I forget what happened the last time... :/

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  2. I think you live in Sydney, Australia. Can't you pre-record the programs to watch at a later time? Also, you said you open the doors and windows. What does your neighbors think about the Indian aroma?

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  3. Sounds like what happens when I decide to check my computer while cooking.

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  4. hehe :-D i love castle too! since i cant watch it in tv as my college schedule wont permit it, i hav downloaded the who series n many other to watch wen am free :-D better option, no? ;-)

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  5. Get a small TV for your kitchen! Or maybe not ;)
    A fun read, as always :)

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  6. hahah happens to me all the time...!! sometimes in India too :D
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  7. I dunno about kitchen but

    I love watching Hannah Montana and Castle and HIMYM and // you are my long lost sister Period.

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  8. I have had a few adventures trying to cook. Fortunately I don't have to do it now. But someday, I will (try to) master this art. Along with growing veggies. Nothing to worry - I have a lot of time - 30 years approx :)

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  9. I so agree with that quote. But with a foodie and a chef at home, cant afford to have such catastrophes especially in the kitchen!! *SIGH*

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  10. Haaa difficult times. I have had many moments when glancing for few seconds of TV has smoked up the kitchen

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  11. Haha.. thankfully for me I have an open kitchen :D

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  12. I'd have a salad or sandwich that day of the week. Cooking ought not interfere with the rest of life.

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  13. Haha.. Hey I do that too.. I do run in between cooking to see my favourite shows and yes I have had disasters too :P:P

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  14. I avoid cooking anything that needs skill or patience :)

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  15. I am still learning to cook, so right now just good with easy recipes !

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  16. I enjoy cooking but I time it such that I am free during Castle and now Boston Legal.

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  17. Ooppss...maybe your husband can take over the kitchen while you watch the TV! ;)

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  18. I had a good chuckle about your Castle Crisis! You're hilarious! So funny and I could totally relate. I've been guilty` of being distracted while waiting for things to cook. Usually I'm checking my Facebook and email on my Mini Ipad while stuff starts to burn and the smoke detector goes off. I can just imagine the smells with all your wonderful Indian spices burning. Wow! That would be something. It's so worth it though, for a glimpse of Castle's/Nathan Filion's blue eyes. Hehehe! Love it!

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  19. I do realize I am about to give really bad advice: what if you just kept the remote, and turned it off when you are cooking.

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  20. Might want to record that program for later? LOL Oh dear! Cooking and TV don't mix well. ♥

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  21. if you add a TV to the kitchen, that might work, or, just record the program, as others have said. ☺ Castle is one of my favourite shows as well. The actor who plays him, Nathan Filion is from here (Canada).

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  22. It is really annoying when a serial timings clash with a favourite serial. You just forget the cooking and after the serial is over, resume your cooking.

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  23. But thank god, you get to see the episodes on Youtube :) A Hilarious post, Raj :)

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  24. Raj - You spoke my mind....I have a hot plate too and come lets hug each other :p I know the pain exactly..It takes forever to cook .I have open kitchen but I still make him not watch TV while I work or help me..Lol Cruel Wife :p

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  25. ROFl... all of this sounds witty, hilarious and fun Princess :) Lucky biker!!! :D

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  26. Who doesnt like Castle?? TV travails for cooking... Dont worry we all face it, even at my age!

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