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    how do you remind yourself something's on the stove?

    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!!

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    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.
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    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

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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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    sweet little timers at Radio Shack...

    oh and cod liver oil for your memory

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    i dont leave the kitchen, never know what might happen if you have a timer or not.

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    I probably have the worst short-term memory of anyone I know; but I've never left anything going on the stove.

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    well on reading this thread.

    I am just going to check my beef stew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryuage
    i dont leave the kitchen, never know what might happen if you have a timer or not.
    I'm with ryuage. Careless cooks are responsible for a lot of house fires.

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    When the smoke alarm goes off, I usually remember why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyno Rhino
    When the smoke alarm goes off, I usually remember why.
    It's sort of like a posthumous sticky note. I totally sympathize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyno Rhino
    When the smoke alarm goes off, I usually remember why.
    Yep. My roommate set soup on fire and white smoke was a clear indicator that we forgot.

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    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.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by shootermcgavin7
    I probably have the worst short-term memory of anyone I know; but I've never left anything going on the stove.

    Same, I would literally have to be on crack to be able to forget something is on the stove.

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    i don't smoke in the middle of cooking...or try not to.

    set a cell phone alarm or something.
    Last edited by heathj; 04-24-2005 at 01:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dissipate
    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!!
    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.
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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.

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    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.
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