Christmas Disaster

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Christmas was going so well….


We opened presents and drank mimosas.


I got Maggie to sit in front of the Christmas tree.


I got to wear a stupid hat…


as did my Dad…


I snacked on an orange from my Christmas stocking…


And ate half of a special coconut-filled chocolate.


And then the women settled down to watch a movie while the men were in charge of cooking a Christmas dinner.


NOW -  We decided to take some of the pressure off my mother-in-law by purchasing a heat-and-serve Christmas dinner from our supermarket.  All the men had to do was open the package, take off the plastic wrap, dump the contents into an OVEN SAFE container, and heat in the oven!


This is what happened:


YES – my brother-in-law placed TWO plastic containers directly on the bottom of the oven.  We knew something was amiss when we smelled burning plastic.  I ran into the kitchen to discover a PLUME OF SMOKE rising from the oven!


We managed to save some of the stuffing and broccoli casserole.




I just ate two cookies because it looks like dinner is a long time coming. 🙂


At least the table is ready to go….


Off to clean the oven!



  • VeggieGirl December 25, 2008, 3:08 pm

    YIKES!!! Well hey, I’m sure that your Christmas dinner will STILL be phenomenal – no worries!!

  • Jasmine December 25, 2008, 3:10 pm

    omg…thats exactly why i think men should stay out of the kitchen. My bf always so confused when he tryies to cook. G’luck with trying to stick to your “non-splurge+ day =) and Merry Christmas!

  • inmytummy December 25, 2008, 4:21 pm

    Oh, that’s too bad. I bet that coconut chocolate cookie makes up for it though. Yum.

  • glidingcalm December 25, 2008, 4:43 pm

    HAHA that is hilarious Caitlin!! Though I’m sorry you are stuck with cleaning the oven! That’s not right!! Love the santa hats…or Mrs. Claus hats! Your dad seems so fun!!


  • Olga December 25, 2008, 6:07 pm

    What’s a Christmas without some silly mishaps? You’ll be telling this story next year (hopefully, the men learned their lesson) =]

    It’s such a cute picture of you! And at least you got to eat two cookies, even before dinner!

  • teenageveggiehead December 25, 2008, 6:19 pm

    you look veryy pretty in the first picture.
    cute hat! sorry about the oven mess 🙁

  • Katie December 25, 2008, 6:20 pm

    Oh no! Well, that’s probably where the mimosas came in handy. Hope the rest of the night goes smoothly!

  • eatingbender December 25, 2008, 6:46 pm

    Ugh, soooo typical ;o) Oh well! I love that hat!!

  • bitesoflife December 25, 2008, 6:59 pm

    Awww, the first picture of you two is too cute!

    At least you guys will have a funny story to tell all about this Christmas! I think that has happened to us before too.

  • Justine December 25, 2008, 7:22 pm

    And that’s why most men stay out of the kitchen! 😉 Guess FH wasn’t in there, huh? He does some of the cooking at your place, so I’d think at least HE would know what he was doing!
    Merry Christmas!

  • Meg December 25, 2008, 7:41 pm

    I can’t believe that happened! The table sure looks nice!

    What a gorgeous couple!

  • Neesha and Dustin December 26, 2008, 8:24 pm

    Oh, Caitlin. I’m sorry to hear that! My aunt’s German shepherd bit my sister in the face…after a wonderful day, just before dinner…and she and my parents spent the next two hours in the ER getting her face stitched up. It was horrible and we were all a nervous wreck…but she was a trooper. Just an off Christmas this year.

  • HangryPants December 27, 2008, 6:30 am

    Oh no! Glad everything worked out. Poor guy though. He must have felt terrible.

  • Mica December 27, 2008, 7:40 am

    Oooh no! Men and their oven disasters, goodness!

    Love the picture of Maggie. She is SO CUTE!

  • Jennifer December 1, 2009, 7:07 pm


  • Claire June 23, 2012, 12:25 am

    Ha! I’m in the process of reading through all your old posts (takes forever by the way) and when I saw the picture of the chocolate I immediately recognized it as a Roger’s Chocolate from where I live, Victoria, BC! I live just a few blocks from the flagship store, so this was pretty coincidental to see!

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