It just wouldn’t be the holidays without a food disaster

This year it was the sweet potatoes. After baking them, mom turned the broiler on to brown the obligatory marshmallow topping. Then she got distracted with something else until she smelled smoke. She opened the oven door and the sweet potatoes were literally in flames!

Sadly, I didn’t get a photo of the conflagration (I was too busy staring stupidly and being of absolutely no assistance). I did, however, get a photo of the aftermath. Thank goodness my mother has a sense of humor about things (as evidenced by the fact that she didn’t smother me with a pillow when I was a child).


I think the sweet potatoes are done

3 thoughts on “It just wouldn’t be the holidays without a food disaster

  1. This just made me think of the movie, ‘Planes, trains and automobiles’ when John Candy (Del) floors the car backwards into the motel, and Steve Martin, (Neal) looks at it and kind of groans like ‘ohhhh.’

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