Saturday evening, DQ spent the night at a friends house. PM and BD were upstairs playing Wii, while I slaved away in the kitchen making soft tacos and mexican rice with corn. While preparing the rice, I was on the phone with my mom. I was following the directions and was at the last step, placing it in the microwave for 17 to 20 minutes. I was going to add the corn when it had about a minute left. Well, at 3 minutes left, smoke started pouring out of the microwave. I yanked the door open to find a black lid on my casserole dish with smoke pouring from it. I yelled for BD to come and help me and we got it outside. He just had to take a picture with his cell phone and send it to BIL.
So, what happened, you may be asking? I re-read the directions and found my faux paus. It called for 2 2/3 cups of water. I only saw 2/3 and that is all I put in. Wow, who would have thought!
Note to self, call mom back when trying to follow directions for ingredients for dinner... At least I hadn't added the corn yet. So, we had soft tacos and corn. Oh, and in case you are wondering, yes, BD threw the entire casserole dish out and our entire house still stinks! I wanted to open all of the doors and windows yesterday, but BD refused, since it was in the upper 90's. Today 95. tomorrow 99 and Wed., 96... I may have to sneak and do it in the middle of the night, the smell is killing me!