Always fill out a card that comes with a product that you buy… Recalls are a bummer…

A friend of ours came to town for a visit… I made lasagna… we were starving… *DING* ahhhh, time to take it out of the oven, woohoo!! It smelled wonderful… I reached into the drawer and grabbed a few hot pads, opened the oven door, reached in and grabbed each handle with a hot pad and WHOOSH! What??!!!!!! The handle from the lasagna pan broke and it spilled down the front of the door of the oven (inside)… Immediately Ken DeWaard (what a guy) said, IT’S FINE, JUST SCOOP IT BACK IN THE PAN… Fred was wonderful… If it were anyone but those two I probably would have had at least a brief, ahhhh, “moment”, but Ken’s next words were… POUR HER A GLASS OF WINE… that was funny to me. Really, I don’t get that worked up. But, I WAS hungry… I scooped it back in and we ate out of the side that didn’t break… then tossed the rest. I should probably always have a pizza in the freezer or something… what else would I say? Can I offer you a bowl of Raisin Bran? ha… If you own a Giada lasagna pan from Target – there is a RECALL! Take it back…. No one got hurt or burned, the stove is just a disaster…

This is why you always fill out a registration card (if there is one… there wasn’t for this):

Broken handle… pan used three times...
Broken handle… pan used three times…

The result… (this is after a few cleanings, yes, really!)… this looks better than real life… believe me!

I mean… Really??? Ugh...
I mean… Really??? Ugh…


O N E   Y E A R   A G O…       And… I’m back! (2012)

T W O   Y E A R S   A G O…   Basil Shrimp with Feta and Orzo recipe!

Catch you back here tomorrow!


6 thoughts on “Always fill out a card that comes with a product that you buy… Recalls are a bummer…

  1. Well, first of all, if that happened to me I would assume it was to find intervention. Since I can’t fit into my pants right now it definitely would have been I not-so-subtle step away from the lasagna moment. Secondly, my oven already does look like that! So the additional layer of lasagna would have just made the oven a bit smaller.

    My respect for you is even larger since you did not let it go to waste! From everything I’ve ever heard this kind of thing happens in restaurants all the time. The food is retrieved placed on a clean plate and garnished with nicely shaped ornamental food and follow! So, other then the lost pan it sounds like a perfect meal. However, I am really glad that you were spared any injury. Completely serious about that one! And, I would’ve had to make a headfirst dive toward Luigi to prohibit him from lapping up the searing hot food.
    I never fill out those cards or if I do I lose them. Thank you for the nudge. So glad you came do this with a full stomach a glass of wine and a good story to tell.


    1. Elizabeth, you are a hoot! Yep, no injuries, just tossed lasagna, but the part we did keep was so good! Yep, probably a sign I needed to back away from the lasagna… but thankfully I missed that sign, hee… Luckily it only spilled inside the oven (did I really just say luckily??) so charlie wasn’t any part of the “treat”, ha ha… I love, love, love your comments!


  2. Oh, well I am glad you can even decipher my comments! I was in a rush this morning so I used the microphone on the iPhone. Either I do not annunciate properly or apple has some refining to do. My typing skills are gruesome but perhaps better than my language skills.

    Anyway, I was relating your story to my husband and we both agreed that even though I am always sure that pasta goes straight to my tummy and hips it usually goes in my mouth first! It only seems fair. Glad you all made the best of it!


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