Wednesday, December 25, 2013

I Did Not Catch the Oven on Fire

I did Not set the oven on fire.
 The potatoes did not burst into flame.
Only one.
A spark really, with very little smoke.

You see, the potato was baking 
and rolled off the oven rack
(as they tend to do)
and one sort of ended up resting on the heating element
which, of course, was hot.
It could happen to anyone.

Dinner did go on, even with the threat of flaming potatoes.
Nana Ann brought crackers for us all,
Dan and Gina on Skype thought we'd lost our minds!
But when you pop them, out comes a paper crown
a joke and a little gift, in our case stickers.

 Aside from flaming potatoes,
and a bad mannered pumpkin pie,
the evening ended with a viewing of
The Music Man. Then off to bed!

I never heard a sound, but Santa arrived!
The stockings are filled with a little overflow for Taylor.  
She must have been a pretty special girl this year.

We'll attend early Mass and then return to 
open presents and have a little breakfast.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
And beware of the potatoes.


Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

Merry Christmas!!

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I had a sweet potato kind of explode and get gunk on the element so a little smoke that day but other than that we only had the smoke detector go off a couple of times which I will call success!

Faith said...

If you didn't set off the smoke alarm, how do you dinner is ready?
Either that, or I burn myself right before dinner..Merry Christmas, looks like you were all very good. :)

Susie Swanson said...

Sounds like something that would happen to only me but I'm glad I'm not alone. LOL Merry Christmas

LindaG said...

Yup. Had a sweet potato in foil no less, leak on the bottom of the oven; and didn't notice it until the next time I baked.

I'd say you did really well! :-)

Enjoy Christmas weekend. ♥

Harry Flashman said...

Looks like you all had a beautiful Christmas. What's a little smoke and flame when such a good meal is the end result!

Michelle said...

Didn't anyone tell you that flaming potatoes are the new dinner specialty.LOL