Monday, October 4, 2010

Best layed Plans

I had an awesome post about my pumpkin. I was going to show you what it looked like. What huge seeds were in there needing to be washed and dried to save. Then on to how pretty they looked going into the oven. And that unfortunately is where the story ends...... Wa...wa...wa! 

This is going to be a safety post instead. I have been using pyrex cake pans for years. I have never had a problem with them. Well, I forgot to add some water into the pans with the pumpkin. So I had Grim do it while I washed my hands. He used hot water and one of the pans exploded. There was glass everywhere. Luckily, he was quick enough and got back and I had just walked out of the room. Now I had heard years ago not to put a hot out of the oven pyrex pan on a granite counter top. Because of the temp change could cause this to happen. My pans were only in the oven for about 20 minutes before we added hot water. Trust me it was a lesson learned. Not only did I loose one of my pans but I tossed out my pumpkin cause the glass went everywhere and I didn't want to take the chance of glass shards in the pumpkin puree. Please be careful when using glass in the oven. I was complaisant, it won't happen again.

On a brighter note..... I still have the seeds. They are clean and drying. If everything works out I will have pumpkins galore next year. And Grim said I could go and get another warty pumpkin.... I will probably get a whole lot more.... LOL!  I never use to like squash or a lot of other things either. Then I quit smoking and my tastes changed. Now I love squash and sweet potatoes!!! I can't get enough of them.

I'm looking forward to getting beans and pumpkins in the garden next year!

Gotta Run,


SkippyMom said...

I have actually had one of these shatter on me one Thanksgiving - Thank goodness Pooldad and I were standing side by side and shielded the kids behind us. It was safety glass confetti. I think the people that bought our house are still cleaning it up. It was mammoth!

I won't use Pyrex ever again for this reason alone. It scared the behoohoo out of me. And this was Pyrex we had owned before they put the gazillion warning labels on it.

I am glad you are okay. Sorry about the pumpkin tho'. That is sad. :(

Wandering Willow said...

I am so glad you are all ok! I don't use pyrex because I usually am in a hurry and I didn't want this to ever happen!

Looking forward to seeing your newest pumpkin!!!!!!!!!!

Aisha said...

my mom has the same thing happen to her, she has just taken the pyrex dish out of the oven and put it on the counter top normally we have a cutting board there but this time she didn't and the pan just shattered into a million little pieces, even though we vacuumed and moved things around we are still finding pieces all over the kitchen. lucky for her she had the food in foil, so when it shattered she didn't have to worry about splinters.

Whirliegig said...

Glad that everyone's okay! I never had one shatter, but I have had them chip and crack. I've gone back to using corningware - it seems to hold up so much better.