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Monday, December 01, 2008

How to Not Make History on Thanksgiving....

When making the Drunken Cranberries, it is best to not add an "extra dash" of rum.

Doing so will cause a bit of a fireball when you open the oven.

Which will cause the Big Guy's mother to scream for her husband.

Which will then cause everyone to say, "Remember the Thanksgiving that Kelley almost burned down the newly remodeled kitchen?"

Little confused? Here's the science behind it.

Alcohol is a smidge flammable. Yep. It is! Combine the alcohol soaked cranberries with a heat source--oh, like a 350 degree oven, let's say--and wala! Science o' plenty.

Now, let's say that you have a 350 degree oven full of rum fumes and you add to the mixture one over eager mother (who says she was checking on the chicken, when really she was probably peeking at the cranberries....ahem.) who then yanks open the oven door.

Oxygen rushes into the oven which combines with the rum fumes and, my friends, there you have it.

A rum fire ball that bursts out of the oven, causing said mother to scream for her husband.

And who says that Thanksgiving is dull?


Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Dang! You have ALL the fun at your house!!!! My mom set some rug on fire once with some denatured alcohol for a fondue... scared the Bejesus out of my daughter.

Tracy Griffin - Artist said...

Eyebrow check???!!

Everybody good?

Tater Mama said...

Science o'plenty.... That cracked me up!

I had the same thought as Tracy up there....eyebrows okay?!

Good one, Kelley!

Mercedes said...

Hmm. I need to try that trick.