Clumsy in the Kitchen

by Jen on July 10, 2011

It’s hard to say how many times I’ve burned myself while cooking. Let’s see…there was the time that I took a cookie sheet out of the oven and then reached up to get something out of a cabinet leaving a burn across my belly. Then there was the time that I was heating jam in the microwave for a glaze and the boiling liquid sloshed out onto my hand leaving it blistered and scarred. Oh and last year I grabbed the handle of a skillet that had just come out of a 400 degree oven. That really hurt.

Well, I added another burn to the list this morning as I was preparing brunch. I’m still not really sure how it happened but I was running out of counter space and trying to put down a cookie sheet full of biscuits when I knocked a sharp knife off of the counter. As I was jumping out of the way of the knife, I knocked into the cookie sheet. I reached to catch it and burned my palm…again. It’s blistered and really painful. Bleh.

But at least brunch was good. I made biscuit eggs benedict with homemade buttermilk biscuits, tomato, spinach, a poached egg and hollandaise. Brandon had Bacon in place of the spinach and tomato on his. Cherries and peaches on the side. The peach is local from the farmer’s market yesterday and is the best peach I’ve had so far this year!

And now I’m just repeating to myself “mind over matter…my hand does not hurt” over and over again. Breathe……..am I the only klutz in the kitchen!?

I taught a 90-minute hot class at Y2 this morning. I was thrilled to see Caitlin walk in as class was starting. She sent me an email yesterday afternoon committing to coming to class. She’s gotten out of the yoga groove and is trying to get back to it since she recently recovered from a running injury and is triathlon training. She is a natural yogi and totally rocked class this morning…and hopefully had a little bit of fun judging from her mat dance in revolved triangle while the new Britney song was playing. ;)

Last night Brandon and I attended Yelp’s Passport to Selwyn event. It was an event featuring businesses in a cute retail district and included beer, wine and food samples along with a live band.

The event was free but a donation to Carolina P.A.W.S. was recommended. Carolina P.A.W.S. is a group that rescues abused and homeless animals and places them in homes.

All of the dogs they had there were so cute and sweet. I think I told Brandon at least 20 times that Sullie wanted a friend!

The rest of our Saturday was very relaxing! I spent the afternoon getting a brow wax, shopping and baking.

I had some bananas that were on their last leg and fresh blueberries from the farmer’s market. I remembered seeing a recipe for Blueberry Greek Yogurt Banana Bread on Emily’s blog so I gave it a try. Yum! I’m going to freeze individual slices to have on hand for a quick a quick breakfast/snack option.

Hope it’s been a great weekend! Off to keep myself busy so I forget about my throbbing palm…some serious house cleaning is in order.

 

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Matt @ The Athlete's Plate July 10, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I burn myself way to often. I’m dangerous.

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2 Jaime July 10, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I legit lit myself on fire by leaning over a yankee candle without thinking. Super scary. Still have a white scar on my left arm. You are not alone! LOL

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3 Jen July 11, 2011 at 9:14 am

jaime – this is not funny but it did laugh out loud and read the comment to my husband. i am so glad you are okay! i can’t believe you lit yourself on fire!

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4 Kristy@RunTheLongRoad July 10, 2011 at 2:30 pm

I’m clumsy when running…does that count? ;)

I once grabbed a cookie sheet out of the oven without a mitt. Why? I have no idea. I obviously wasn’t thinking. Burns are the worst!

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5 Jen July 11, 2011 at 9:14 am

yes – that totally counts. i have a minor issue with uneven sidewalks when i run. can’t even tell you how manay times i have eaten pavement! ;)

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6 Holly @ Pink Runner July 10, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Take care of that hand! I HATE when I burn myself! It always seems to be when I’ve taken something out of the oven and it is sitting there and I forget it’s hot!

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7 Jen July 11, 2011 at 9:15 am

i know!!! exactly my problem!

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8 nathalie July 10, 2011 at 2:44 pm

whoa! i currently have a loaf of that bread in the oven since i had seen that post as well! so crazy. i’ve been cleaning the house while waiting for it to finish. can’t wait to have a slice.

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9 Jen July 11, 2011 at 9:24 am

it’s the perfect summer twist on banana bread!

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10 Mary Ann July 10, 2011 at 2:57 pm

After the amount of burns many of us have had with cookie sheets, maybe they need a government warning on them. Hope your burn heals quickly. Also, I wanted to thank you for the bodybuilding.com link for the protein powder. It is half the price I just paid for my latest supply. Thank you!

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11 Jen July 11, 2011 at 9:26 am

haha – i totally agree! :)

so happy that i could help with the bodybuilding.com link!

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12 Emily@RunningPerspective July 10, 2011 at 4:21 pm

haha i have permanent scars all over my hands from accidental burns
and a new holes in some sweatshirt sleeves via accidental catching on fire…oops :)

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13 Jen July 11, 2011 at 9:27 am

oooohhh…i don’t think i have holes in anything…although i do admit that sometimes i use sweatshirt sleeves as potholders during the winter. not safe! ;)

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14 Meghan @ StruggleMuffins July 10, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Awww mang, burns are the worst! If you take vitamin E pills, you can pop one and squeeze the oil onto the burn to sooth it

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15 Jen July 11, 2011 at 9:27 am

sadly i didn’t have any vitamin e or aloe on hand! :(

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16 Morgan @ Operation Hot Mama July 10, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Just recently I decided to pull out my cookie sheet with a towel and when that got too hot, I grabbed the other side with my other (bare) hand….then heaved the cookie sheet across the room. I was burnt crisp but the kale chips were okay!!

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17 Jen July 11, 2011 at 9:28 am

ah morgan! that sounds painful!!!

did you even enjoy the kale chips after that? that was my issue with the biscuits…they were so good but i was mad that i burned myself making them!

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18 Elizabeth July 10, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Hey Jen!
Sorry to hear about the burn :( Listen I literally just discovered this website and immediately thought of you! Maybe you already know of it… foodgawker.com Looks amazing, and maybe you can submit some of your recipes :)
xoxo

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19 Jen July 11, 2011 at 9:29 am

hi elizabeth! i used to regularly submit to foodgawker when i updated bakin’ and eggs more frequently. i need to get back on it. i love, love, love that site!

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20 Krista (kristastes) July 10, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Looks like a fun weekend! I like your necklace :) And you are not the only klutz…this past year I sliced my finger in my coffee grinder and had to get hand surgery hahahaha. Hope your hand feels better soon, I hate that after-burn feeling! the worst!

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21 Jen July 11, 2011 at 9:30 am

surgery?! that’s terrible! i’m glad you are okay now.

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22 Jen July 11, 2011 at 8:25 am

Since you are such a graceful yogi, I would not expect you to be clumsy in the kitchen at all! Thanks for making me feel better about all my burn marks :)

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23 Jen July 11, 2011 at 9:42 am

haha – i am pretty much a clumsy person in general…i trip on sidewalks when running, walk into doorways and burn myself regularly. i’m a mess! ;)

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24 Alaina July 11, 2011 at 9:04 am

Ooh, I hope your hand is ok!!

I’ve been wanting to make that bread too. It looks so moist. :-)

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25 Jen July 11, 2011 at 9:42 am

it’s good and easy! make it!

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26 natalie July 11, 2011 at 11:46 am

Worst part about a burn – showering.

Heal quickly!

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27 Jen July 11, 2011 at 4:39 pm

yes, experienced that yesterday! i took FOUR showers b/c of all the yoga i taught + my workout.

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28 Sarah July 11, 2011 at 2:54 pm

I once grabbed a small bowl of jalapeno cheddar artichoke dip out of the microwave without any potholders. It was way too hot to touch, and I instinctively threw it in the air. It splattered hot cheese dip all over my neck and half of my face. That stuff does not wash off easily either! It warranted a trip to the doctor, who told me to not let it scab over or it would leave scars, so I had to scrub it every day, until it disappeared. As the doctor promised, I don’t have any scars, but I am a lot more cautious of cheese-y, spicy dips these days. Burns are the worst!

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29 Jen July 11, 2011 at 4:31 pm

oh.my.god. this sounds INSANELY painful. i am so happy that you are okay and don’t have terrible scars. i’ve never heard the thing about the scabs…good to know for my million burns! :)

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