September 23, 2011

When Rice Tries to Kill You



"Never was anything great achieved without danger." — Niccolò Machiavelli 

It always happens. No matter what great cooking victories I can have other times (and really, if we're being honest, those are few and far between), it always gets the best of me. The Rice-a-Roni, that is-specifically, the chicken flavor.

I usually manage to set off the fire alarms when I make it. Something about browning rice without burning it is far beyond my culinary skills, and just past the edge of rice perfection, I hear the shrill beeping of the alarm as Sky struggles to find it through the waves of smoke.

So when I announced I needed to make it as a late night movie snack (?), it was no wonder that Sky wandered into the kitchen behind me. Probably less hungry than he was worried for his personal safety, he began stirring the rice in the skillet while I sliced the end off a stick of butter...

...and sliced right into my finger with a butter knife. I wasn't aware that it was even physically possible to cut in skin with a butter knife, but (spoiler) it is. As I writhed in pain and Sky went looking for a band-aid, I cursed the wretched side dish that has caused me so much agony over the years. I swore to never eat it again until I sat back down on the couch, curled up with my bowl. Taking that first, deliciously fake-chicken bite, I sighed and remembered why I never learn.

Maybe it is worth the staggering danger and sheer torture of the process. Some foods are worth risking life and limb, right?
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P.S. I have a gigantic favor to ask of you all (if I haven't already). Would you be able to go to this status on Facebook and 'like' my comment? (Erika) I am a huge Death Cab for Cutie fan (I've even written about them here before!), and I would love to be able to go to the concert. If you have a blog page/etc. on Facebook, you can also like it with that and give me more entries. Thanks so much!

9 kind comments from you:

HeWearsCombatBoots said...

hahah too funny. Hope your finger is okay! I liked your post with my personal page and my blog page. Hope you win!

Erinn said...

Those butter knives are deceptively unhazardous...
I hope you win the tickets! It seems you very much ahead in likes :D

Brittany Sommer said...

I am pretty sure you are going to win that contest lol. I liked it for you yesterday! P.s. Maybe you should stay away from butter knives cuz they don't seem to like you haha.

annoyed army wife said...

A butter knife? Now, that's some serious talent. Good luck in the contest!

Alana said...

Just seeing that photo on my dashboard made me giggle. I'm sorry you cut your finger, but I'm glad you still have your sense of humor. :)

beka said...

ohmyword! for real? a butter knife? holy crap, that's never happened to me....
darn. i'm sorry! :P

hah, i love how many likes you have on there compared to the ridiculous askers before and after you :) :)

Erin said...

Don't take this the wrong way, but I LOVE that you have trouble cooking Rice O Roni! I DO TOO!!!!!!! :)

And, like true kindred spirits, I have also cut my finger with a butter knife!! LOL!

I hope your finger is ok.

The New "Normal" said...

Haha! I laughed with this one, sorry! :) I avoid Rice-A-Roni like the plague because I CANNOT make it right. Glad to know I'm not alone :)
Good luck with the contest, I'll make sure to "like" your comment with my blog page too! Hope your finger heals quickly!!

JennyTheBeatBoxer said...

You're winning the comment like by like 100 points!!! I hope you get the tickets! :)

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