Well here we are safe and sound a few days after Thanksgiving. I've given a little thought to how DANGEROUS the holiday really is. Now I'm no Mr. Bean - so I didn't get a turkey stuck on my head. I did however come out minus a few items.
Exhibit A , Dangerous potato peeler :
Whilst this potato peeler had obvious issues and broke on like potato # 4 out of two BAGS of potato's there was worse to come. The lovely Mr. Bus went out and bought two bright and shiny red Zyliss potato peelers. The boys were trying to help me peel. I was worrying about THEM incurring bodily harm and I sliced a chunk off my thumb. ( insert copious amounts of new curse words here )
Exhibit B, too gross to photograph - I'll leave it to your imagination.
Nothing like cooking with a chunk of your opposing thumb missing ! There was worse to come however when I attempted to roast these :
Exhibit C, Rotund chestnuts from hell.
I don't know who decided " Chestnuts roasting by an open fire" was a romantic image. Obviously they've never actually ROASTED a $@*%^%* chestnut. First you have to make an X on the chestnut . Might as well take a pound of rocks and score them - just as simple ! Then you soak the little suckers - and your bloodied fingers - before you throw them in the oven. Do you see the romance ??? Me neither. If I was in front of an open fire that would have been but one more hazard to avoid.
Then there is the seasonal Thanksgiving burn. I get one every year. So did my Mother-in-Law. Whether she unknowingly passed this on with the Thanksgiving Holiday we'll never know. Mine was from the turkey. A friend of mine on Facebook was attacked by her "popping" cranberries while making sauce. I think it's just a given.
Exhibit D, also too gross to photograph.
Lastly I managed to reduce a perfectly good strainer to garbage. Lost it's handle and balancing tip straining something. I can't remember what now . I probably blacked out from the blood loss. Now it looks like this:
Exhibit E , Disasterficated strainer.