The week I burned my belly button….twice

beans, culinary detours | August 23, 2009 | By

Yep, that’s right, for the first time ever, I burned my belly button while cooking….and apparently doing it once wasn’t good enough!

The background: I’ve been cooking in this kitchen for a while now, I know where everything is, etc. Oh, and I’m short.

The build-up: On occasion one, I had a crockpot of beans going on the counter while I was cooking other things. On occasion, too, I had a pan of boiling water on the stove.

The “incident(s)”: For whatever reason, I tippy-toed to reach something on both instances. With the crockpot, I was using a glass lid on it because the original lid broke long ago. It was sticking out just enough that it lined up perfect with my belly button when I stretched to my max to grab something from the top shelf. A few days later when I reaching to the side and back of the stove to grab a far spoon, I did the same exact thing with the lid of a different pan. My reflexes weren’t as good that time either, as I actually ended up with a horizontal blister across the bottom portion of my belly button. :(

Moral of the story: Use a step stool and don’t lean over hot dishes. :(


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