28 August 2008

The Mystery of the Missing Meat


There are some stories that a person should probably keep to herself. This is likely one of them.

Last week I baked a pork roast for dinner. I took it out of the baking dish and sliced it, putting a few pieces on a serving platter. Spouse suggested I put the remaining roast back in the oven so that it would stay warm while we finished dinner. Good idea, I thought, so I turned off the oven and promptly did just that. The residual heat would keep the roast warm.

After dinner, Spouse cleared the dishes while I ran out to the store. When I came back, the kitchen was (relatively) tidy so I moved on to the evening's activities.

A couple of days later when I was cleaning out the fridge, I thought for a very brief moment about the leftover roast. I hadn't seen it in the fridge. Hmmm....Spouse must have eaten it, I thought to myself, congratulating myself on executing yet another fine meal with edible leftovers. :-)

Dad stopped by yesterday and somehow the subject of pork roast came up. For a fleeting moment, I wondered who had eaten the leftovers, but the conversation moved on and I thought no more about it.

Until last night.

Before dinner, I was preparing a loaf of garlic bread and set the oven to preheat. When it reached the proper temperature, I opened the oven door and guess what I found...

the missing meat!!!!
YIKES!

Suffice it to say, Mr. Pork Roast was NOT in good condition after having spent several days in a dark, cool oven.

After Spouse and Daughter recovered from this incident, we all remembered something that we had apparently blocked from our collective memory:

In fact, I have done this very thing before.

With a Thanksgiving turkey.

I found it while getting ready to bake Christmas cookies. :-)

14 comments:

Sarah C. said...

ROFL! :D Janet, I think you just gave me an ab workout! Too funny. I expected to find a photo of Lily & Tinsel happily feasting on the platter of meat. This was far more humorous. tfs!

Heather said...

Oh my gosh! That is tooo funny!

Connie said...

YIKES! Remind me not to come to your house for dinner! LOL

Colleen said...

OMG!! OK, that's just too funny!! Too bad you at least didn't remember it before you turned the oven on again!!

KarenSue said...

I'm literaly shaking with laughter, Okay, I've done this...for a day or 2!!

oh my goodness!

Sharon said...

OMG, Janet, this is too funny. I'm happy that you shared. :)

Lily said...

I my god, I almost spit my diet coke out of my nose...not pretty in a college cafeteria! Half way through your story, I thought, uhoh, I know where this is going. It was even funnier the way you wrote it thanin my head.......

Linda said...

Oh my goodness! ROFL!

Kristina said...

LOL! I'm afraid my family has done that with the microwave.

Theresa said...

Oh too funny! Can't say I've ever done that, caught the burner covers on fire more times than I want to admit but never left food in the oven. Thanks for the chuckle.

pam g. said...

This made me laught so much!!! Probably because I have done the same thing in the past!! Thanks for sharing, for making me smile always on your blog!!

Cheri said...

Oh dear! OOPS:) I could see us doing this...Worst thing we've done so far is, in an attempt to save electricity, my spouse cools off leftovers out our sliding glass door in the kitchen in the winter. My rule is, this is ok as long as he sets the timer (not everything is ok after having been forgotten and frozen) and as long as it has a tight-fitting LID! To no avail: inevitably at least once per winter, he puts something out with an aluminum foil covering, one of us forgets it's out there before the timer goes off, and the beagles help themselves when we let them out!! Yikes:)

toners said...

ROFL!!! What a GREAT story!!!! I shared it with my family :) :) :)

Maureen said...

Har!!!! Wow, that sounds like something I would do... twice ... too!

I have left stuff in the microwave; that darn door has a black mesh that makes it hard to see when something is in there.