As a joke some friends got me a cut resistant glove for my birthday (I nearly sliced off a good chunk of the knuckle of my left thumb). They also had purchased a silicone oven mitt for me for Christmas.
Well, while I was preparing our early supper (late lunch?) I had placed a small pot of water in the oven (to help develop the crust of the baking bread). I had taken it out and left it on the stove.
I set the bread to cool and was getting ready to prepare some steaks. In order to do that I needed to do something with the pan of hot water on the stovetop. Did I mention that it was in a 450 degree Fahrenheit oven just a few short minutes ago?
Needless to write I become quite aware how hot is was. Thank goodness the tap water was hand numbingly cold. I was worried that it would be a second degree burn. As it turns out, about 8 hours later, it should only be a very painful first degree burn.
The irony here is that I take a lot of pride in my cooking (and my technique) and in the span of about 6 months:
- put a deep cut in the knuckle of my left thumb
- did a good job of grating the knuckle of my right thumb (guess I needed a matched set)
- tried to burn the palm of my right hand
At least I'm not repeating my mistakes.