Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ahhhh Butter

I planned to make sourdough pancakes for breakfast on Wednesday morning. The night before I made the sponge and left it on the counter for the next day.

In the morning, I made the coffee, then melted the stick of butter I needed to add to the batter. As it was melting in the microwave I went to get the eggs out of the refrigerator. Uh oh, no eggs there, so I ran down to the basement to look in our second refrigerator. None there either. Oh shoot. Plan B was to leave all there, have cereal for breakfast and then I would get eggs later and make the pancakes for lunch.

At 11:30, I called David to see if he would be willing to go get the eggs for me, oh and some sausage too, since I hadn't any. When he returned, I took the measuring cup with the previously melted butter and stuck it back into the microwave to remelt. Not too long after, we heard a loud bang, and various pops, and upon opening the microwave door discovered this lovely mess:

My microwave is now clean and we did finally get to eat the sourdough pancakes. They were good, but I don't want to have to go through this process again to enjoy them.


Susan said...

I suppose it would be naughty of me to suggest that you could've stuck your head in the microwave and licked it clean? Y'know, not unlike licking the batters clean after you make brownies? It's really a terrible shame to think of all that butter getting wiped up with a paper towel and thrown away when it could be tantalizing tastebuds insteads.

T & family said...

This reminded me of a time we had when one of my sons (18 mo. old at the time) got into a tub of butter I'd left out and got busy "painting", unknowingly to me.... the table, the floor and the cabinets -- with butter! Ugh. It sure does not clean up easily!