Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Favorites



one: green orchids by dkdesignshawaii
two: yellow and white pleated bag from daphnenen
three: caribbean fabric scarf from beautifulbridget
four: pastel bird illustrations by euphorianchic

I found out yesterday that I can't make grilled cheese. I know, I'm a culinary flop. I pulled out the bread, the cheese, the butter. Put the pan on the stove and set it on medium heat. Covered one slice of bread with butter, slid a slice of Provelone on top of that, stuck it on the pan, put a lid over that, and... promptly forgot about it in a flurry of Etsying (kids, don't do this at home). Well, I hurried out to the kitchen the moment I smelled smoke. But, I wasn't fast enough. I had every smoke detector in the apartment going off (there are three, by the way). The bread was a piece of char with molted orange goo oozing off it. The lid was almost cemented to the pan. Not good, not good. I will be living off of yogurt, cheese and lettuce till Andrew comes home.

32 comments:

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh Jewels! you know, same thing happened to me. until I learned to set up the stove alarm each time I put something on the stove!
gorgeous friday favorites as usual!
have a great weekend, darling!

Krissy said...

haha! sounds like you need a care package my dear :)
happy weekend.

{this is glamorous} said...

Oh, can so relate! Am terrible in the kitchen :)

Have a lovely weekend, Julia!
xo

Ginger said...

Love the scarf; I may have to get one of those;)

georgia b. said...

loving the scarf and bag. even together! you've got great style!

yum, grilled cheese with provolone. i never thought to use that cheese on a grilled cheese sandwich. i always use cheddar. i love provolone, so this is something i'm gonna have to try. hopefully i won't burn mine too—that's something i would do. :)

have a fabulous weekend, julia!

erin said...

oh dear! chin up, you can make a grilled cheese, other things just got in the way! thinking of you!

wunderbug said...

do you have a sandwich factory?

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/205855415/Sandwich_toaster.html

no more burned sammiches!

(and the best part? making them with NUTELLA!)

mm.

beth said...

Good excuse to go out.

Sometime... check out Alchemy, off Atwood and Winnebago. They have a stuffed pesto grilled cheese that Nate has dreams about.

Lizzy said...

I've found that when cooking stay in the kitchen. Otherwise I totally get sidetracked as well!

Amanda Nicole said...

Haha, that sucks! I blame Etsying for a lot of my absent-mindedness too.

Rachel said...

I completely understand your pain here.. Love those finds though!

The New Black said...

That is too funny! I've done something similar a time or two...

PS~Erin said...

That's my biggest issue too... Too much multi-tasking... It can be hazardous. Definitely give the grill cheese making another chance. They are too good to swear off!

Karen said...

Once, I nearly set the kitchen on fire trying to make Ramen noodles...I feel your pain.

Hello Lindello said...

I cant make a grilled cheese either, but I do LOVE to eat them!

I love those bird prints!

lotta said...

The men in my family all live off grilled cheese, luckily they are experts on making them too, so I don't have to. Love that yellow bag. Happy weekend!

TheDecoDetective said...

I laughed when I read this, but seriously Jewels, be careful! You're too good a blogger to lose.
On the other hand, I've destroyed some food myself while messing around on the wonderful world wide web. Time thief, they say...
Have a lovely weekend - love photo no. 1, since I'm in a bit of a flower mood these days.

knack said...

I love your grilled cheese story! So funny!

happy weekend!

Rachel Follett said...

You are too funny! I always burn grilled cheese too! I am not a cook either and I don't know what I would do without Ryan.

BTW: That is the cutest yellow purse ever!

SimplyGrove said...

Haha! So funny:) Love that handbag!

Miss Aimee said...

oh no! that is kindof scary huh?! glad you are ok! stay away from the grilled stuff sweetie! XO

sina said...

eeeekk! i can totally relate, i'm horrible in the kitchen too :p

btw, thanks for dropping by my blog. Would you like to trade links? i love yours :)

littlebyrd said...

Oh no! I have done that with a quesadilla! Add PB & J to your list of what you can survive on :)

Little House on Green said...

I love the yellow purse, very cute!

I can't make pancakes, I make the mix just fine but I'm a flop when it comes to flipping them, they get all folded and I flip too early, too late, it's just gross. My husband is the offical pancake chef in our house.

Anne @ The City Sage said...

If I had a dollar for every time I've burned a grilled sandwich, I would be a rich woman indeed! i second caroline's suggestion of putting on the timer--when i do that i only burn things about half the time!

down and out chic said...

b always makes my grilled cheese because that sounds exactly like something i would do!

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

Beautiful bag!! Love the print and the femininity!

Chickadee Chick said...

Oh, I dunno Miss Otter...I remember a fantastic cheese and bread meal you made when we were at Tettegouche (with your homemade bread). I have since remade it many many times because I loved it so much. Of course we didn't have internet though and that does make a difference (: If I could do that trip over again, I would. Here's to snowy cabins and the many years ahead to try again.

picciolo said...

oh no! just don't eat all of them at the same time...
: )

Kristin said...

I'm not the best grilled cheese maker in the world either. I always have the hubs do it. That handbag is too cute!

Carol said...

The color on that scarf is fantastic!

cindy : quaint said...

oh dear, maybe you can get meals on wheels ;)?