I subscribe to a lot of magazines. Maybe too many, but it is kind of an addiction of mine. In a quest to get rid of clutter, I'm going through old magazines and ripping out recipes and little tricks and hints to pass along to all of you.
So I'm flipping through the March 2010 copy of Every Day with Rachael Ray and read this in the Mess of the Month:
"Every morning I make hard-boiled eggs, and one time I cooked them the night before. While we were sleeping, the smoke alarm went off: The eggs were burning in a pot with no water. The entire house smelled!"
Before I continue with my point, I'd like to point out the magazine's response to this particular letter was "Watch us make hard-boiled eggs at rachaelraymag.com/march." Seriously? That's what you came up with? There are so many things wrong with that individual's "mess" that it makes my head spin and yet they used it as a jumping off point to promote their teaching on the website. By the way, some of their recipes and teaching is a huge point of mockery in their forums. (If you follow the link, make sure you scroll down to read the comments. You'll get a good chuckle)
My response would have been something more like, "WHAT THE HECK?!?!?! ARE YOU INSANE?!?!?!"