Did you ever hear of the Italian evil eye? Someone put the hex on me and my baking today and gave me major agita (heartburn). It all started when I needed to boil some water and the handle came off of the pot on the stove with the boiling water. Lucky for me I was not burned and only had to mop up boiling water on the stove and counter.
You would think that I would be wise enough to see this as a sign from above warning me not to go into the kitchen and start another project. Not listening to my natural instincts I started the next project of baking oatmeal bread. I put the dough hook on my KitchenAid mixer and hear a very loud clunk and clatter noise. I knew right away it was not St. Nick and his reindeers on my roof. To my horror my KA mixer is doing a violent shimmy across my kitchen counter. I stop the KA and look into the bowl and know that there has to be some sort of metal inside all that bread dough. I reach into the sticky bread dough and pull out the KA round logo button which should sit at the top of my mixer. There is a little knob to keep it tightly in place and I guess it was loose and fell into the mixing bowl. DUH!
I phoned KA service center for help. Now the service center gal tells me to put a dime in one hand and a screw driver in the other hand. Is she kidding me? Do you all happen to keep a dime within reach and a screw driver next to your KA? So I run around finding the requested items. The dime is to be dropped into the clean mixing bowl. Did she not hear me say at the beginning of the call that my bowl was full of dough? So after I cleaned the bowl she patiently proceeded to guide me in making the proper adjustments to my bowl for balance. My dough hook is pretty beat up so I will be ordering a new one. She also had me turn my mixer over to see if all the little feet were attached. At that point I almost dropped the mixer and broke it and almost chipped the granite. They may want to remind you just how heavy that mixer is as I had forgotten. Thankfully it all worked out. I just have to order a new dough hook.
Do you believe that things happen in threes? I sure do. I have told my husband that when he flies back into town tonight he will have to serve me dinner. I am not taking any chances and going back into my kitchen unless he is prepared to watch me have my third disaster of the day. Oh and he needs to stop for some bread preferable one that has no metal parts in it!
You can find the bread recipe HERE but since I never finished the bread I have no idea how it tastes but the recipe did sound so good.
Have you ever had an off day in the kitchen?