Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Too Hot to Handle

Well friends, I have good news and bad news. Let’s start with the bad news and get that unpleasantness out of the way. Two nights ago, I was making dessert for my in-laws who were visiting for a few days. In the process of being more focused on getting a good shot of my dessert than on remembering that I’d just pulled the skillet out of the oven, I wrapped my hand around a 400-degree handle. Let’s just say it wasn’t pleasant and leave it at that. I spent the last night of their visit in the emergency room and have spent the past two days with my hand wrapped up in gauze, mummy-style.

A trip to the burn clinic today – one of those “we have to make it worse so it can get better” things – has left me pretty much unable to do any cooking for the next week. (I can’t get my hand wet, and I consider hand washing to be an important part of cooking. Plus I can’t really do much with three fingers and my entire palm out of commission.)

Here’s the real kicker – I have been looking forward to our Second Annual Sweets Week for the past month. I was looking forward to sharing a different dessert recipe with you every day this week, and I was counting on having the early part of this week to finish up my baking. Clearly that isn’t going to happen, so I am so bummed to say that Sweets Week will be delayed for a week. This is especially bothersome to me considering the whole “sweets for your sweet” thing is a little less fun the week after Valentine’s Day. You’re a nice group of folks, though. I know you’ll understand!

Here’s the good news though. I have several non-dessert recipes that I can’t wait to tell you about. I’ve already cooked them and photographed them, so all I have to do is type up my posts using whatever fingers happen to not be wrapped in gauze that day! (I am incredibly lucky that I burnt my left hand since I am a rightie.) Be on the lookout for something delicious coming at you tomorrow. And for goodness sake, please be careful with hot handles!


  1. Holy crap, Katie! Ouchie ow ow ow! Way to be a trooper and look at the bright side. That's one of my favorite things about you.

  2. What Monica said!

    I burned my hand badly on the manifold of a pressure washer and had the impression of a phillips head screw on my palm for about a year. That's the good news of that experience. I know how incredibly painful a severe burn can be. And I thought my hand would never be normal again - but it is.

    Looking forward to whatever you post whenever you can post it :)!

  3. How long did it take you to type this post?

  4. OMG!!! I hope your hand gets better soon!!!

  5. Monica - Aw, thank you, that's really sweet :)

  6. Ann - Wow, I am so glad your hand is okay now - I cannot imagine how painful that was. I feel fortunate that my burn is not that severe. They say I should fully recover within a few weeks.

    P.S. Congratulations on winning the knives on Tasty Kitchen! I was so excited that someone I "know" won. I'm pretty jealous, too! :)

  7. Allison - Quite a bit longer than usual!

  8. Thanks Katie. I was pretty excited to see my name and the knives came yesterday.

    Keep on entering :)!



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