August 23, 2010

What NOT to do when your oven bursts in to flames

1. Panic
2. Stop, Drop and Roll
3. Throw baking soda on it (this only stops grease fires, not electrical)
4. Run to your neighbor's for advice (Sorry Mary!)
5. Get out the marshmallows for S'Mores
6. Curl in to the fetal position in the corner of the room and start rocking back an forth

Just thought you might need this advice.  If only someone had written this blog BEFORE my oven caught on fire this weekend!  The heating element caught fire and burned itself right in half.  Luckily I thought to turn the oven off and the flames went out after an hour.  Ok, it was only a couple of minutes, but it felt like an hour.

The good news is it's fixable.  The other good news is you can use your BBQ grill to make Nachos!  And if your BBQ grill has a gas burner on it like mine, you can make blueberry pancakes for dinner on your back porch at 9:30 p.m. Yep, I'm a thinker!


  1. You element caught fire? Like flames? I'd so have been curled up in fetal position...getting my Nancy Kerigan on..."Whyyyyyyy.... whhhhyyyyyy meeeeeeeee"

    Way to be strong.

  2. Yikes. Pancakes on the BBQ. Now that's what I'm talking about. Everything's better with pancakes...and bacon...and chocolate.


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