i burnt my third pot today went out for dinner forgetting i was boiling some chicken breast. how do you remember you're cooking something when you're cooking something? i get so caught up with work (i work from home) that i forget!!
I have a kitchen clock but I'm surely not the one to give advise. I once forgot the eggs in the morning and came back from work late at night only to find that the eggs have exploded. The pot is still usable though.
diss, when i'm cooking i'll try to stay only in the kitchen until i'm done best to do one thing at a time.Take a little break from work and finish up what you're doing in the kitchen,then get back to business
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Set an egg timer or the microwave timer for like 2 minutes less than it should take to cook and don't wear headphones while waiting
That is how I overcooked my pasta earlier this week
i don't forget.
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I usually don't forget, but when I'm on ultra-low calories (like today) I make sure by using timers. The brain fog is fierce.
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Use a timer.
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i dont leave the kitchen, never know what might happen if you have a timer or not.
somewhat what I eat...
I probably have the worst short-term memory of anyone I know; but I've never left anything going on the stove.
well on reading this thread.
I am just going to check my beef stew.
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It's sort of like a posthumous sticky note. I totally sympathize.Originally Posted by Gyno Rhino
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Yep. My roommate set soup on fire and white smoke was a clear indicator that we forgot.Originally Posted by Gyno Rhino
Like 6-7 years ago, my sister set the toaster oven on fire when the cheese from her nachos started a raging inferno
After I came home, I thought the house was burning down so I unplugged it then threw it outside. It just left some black marks on the marble which wiped off. Summary: cheese is smoky.
the fact that I'm hungry which is why I'm cooking in the first place usually reminds me that I am cooking.
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Same, I would literally have to be on crack to be able to forget something is on the stove.
LOL, I thought I was the only one. This is one of the reasons I mostly drink my meals now. I was boiling chicken and went to the library to study (totally forgot) When I came out you could smell the smoke as soon as I got out of my car. The entire house was filled with smoke, had to wash everything. A timer on your watch would be good or just stop cooking, lol.Originally Posted by dissipate
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Went out to dinner forgetting you were already cooking. I think you just need to smack your head against the wall a few times to wake up =P.
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This thread actually reminded me to check on my turkey
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I always lose track of time.. I can't remember one time where I didn't burn my chicken breasts, and the rice I sometimes forget to get off. and it's all black. and I even forget to turn the range off after I even do get the food off of it.
I forget quite often.
I forget to turn the burners off too, because as soon as I'm done cooking it goes right in my mouth..
30mins later I smell my pan is burning.
ugh..I've gone through like 4-5pans and infinite spatulas.
Frosted Pop-Tarts start house fires. I ran in from the Garage once cuz I heard my mom screaming at the top of her lungs. I got into the kitchen in time to see her chuck our flaming toaster out the back door.
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