A couple nights ago I put spaghetti on the table for my children to eat for dinner.  Rabbit and I had to run a quick errand so I charged Gabe and Matthew with dishing up the littles’ food and we headed out the door to the bank and then to Publix.

We were gone for about an hour and when we got home the kids were just finishing up dishes and evening clean-up chores.  This made me happy because it meant that I had missed the bulk of the work.  Two points for having awesome kids.

About an hour after we had returned home everybody started to notice the faint smell of roasted garlic.
Roasted garlic on burnt toast to be more exact.

Ben was the first person to realize what it was.

MOM! It’s the bread!  It’s still in the oven!

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Before I had left with Rabbit I had checked on the garlic bread in the oven.  It wasn’t even close to being finished yet so I set the timer so the children could get it out after about 10 minutes.

Only I had forgotten to mention that to them.
And they had forgotten that I was cooking garlic bread.
And somebody had just turned the timer off when it buzzed because the boys use that timer for a million things and probably thought it was for something else, like whose turn it is on the stationary bicycle, with which they are all obsessed.

So for 2 hours the garlic bread cooked itself into a hard rock-like substance.  There was no fire, no smoke, and only a hint of burnt smell. Thank goodness I had it cooking on a low temperature because once when my mother-in-law and father-in-law were cooking us dinner they set their garlic bread to burning, like on fire, when they were broiling it to give it a quick toasting on top.

We have a big family with many eager cooks so we frequently have a newbie in the kitchen trying something they’ve never tried before. Obviously mistakes are going to happen.  Things bubble over on the stove, green beans get burnt to the bottom of a pot, muffins get set on fire
But we’re not talking about a newbie here.  This was simply me being a doofus.

And now I must go because Maggie is dumping Super Puffs all over and around the stationary bike.

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