Saturday, November 21, 2009

What not to do...

Someone asked me if I could post some pictures of the recipes I have on the blog, so today when I was making the Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup again, I decided to do just that.

Here are the peppers, ready to cut up.

And here they are again, seeded, cut in half, rubber with olive oil, and spread out on a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. There is half a head of garlic inside the piece of tin foil.

Here are the peppers after 45 minutes in a 400 degree oven.

Here are the cooked, peeled peppers, tomatoes, and roasted garlic in a large pot. Just add 1 litre of chicken stock and simmer on low for about 30 minutes.

Here is the pot, sitting in the sink, after I forgot to turn down the stove to low, and left to go work on my report cards for awhile.

So sad.... I managed to salvage most of the red peppers but they smell so gross and smoky, I guess I'll have to throw them out. I am afraid my pot is ruined as well...

On a brighter not, the smoke alarm works well.... ;)


Lybbe said...

Your pot won't be ruined. Fill it as full as you can with water and bring to a boil. Take it off the heat and put in a boatload of dish detergent. Let it sit until it's completely cold - stir the detergent every once in a while. Scrub with a nylon scrubber and it should be good as new. I do stuff like that all the time...LOL

Kelownagurl said...

Thanks, Lybbe. I soaked it overnight in dishwasher detergent. I think I need a putty knife to scrape the 1/4 inch thick crud off the bottom. I'll give it a good boil today.

The house STILL stinks of smoke right now. I'm just sad I have to start from scratch again. Preparing the peppers is the biggest job of the recipe. :P

skierz said...

that was looking really tasty....for a while! that sucks, but love the recipe!

Jamie said...

It is always good to know that the smoke alarm is there when you need it. :-)

I've ruined plenty of pots in my day. Don't worry.

Up until the burning part, it did look really good though!

Kimberly Schwartz said...

Bahahahaha - this happens to us all! Hope you were able to get it clean! (my mom always swears by "SOS pads")