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RDP – Exploding Enchiladas


RDP – Exploding Enchiladas 



This is a true story, and I wrote about it way back in 2014.

I like to call it –


“Oh, my God! The enchiladas exploded!” we screamed, and dodged, as hot glass and enchiladas went flying off in all directions.

Talk about a ‘hot mess’, we had one.

Grabbing the cats out of the way, so they wouldn’t step in or eat glass, we put them in a bedroom.

Looking at the huge mess in the kitchen, I was thinking all that work of planning, cooking, and decorating is now ruined. But what could we do? Shaking our heads, and laughing at the ridiculousness of the situation, we began the clean up.

It was me, my daughter, and her fiancee, trying to wipe up hot glass and enchiladas, without burning or cutting our hands. The deconstructed enchiladas were everywhere…on the stove, the cabinet, and the floor. There may have even been some on the ceiling, and I saw shards of glass in the side dishes of beans and rice.

It looked impossible to get it all wiped up. We must have used a whole roll of paper towels.

It had started out as a fun evening. My daughter had brought her fiancee over for a meal, for the first time. I’d gotten industrious…figured enchiladas would be just the thing, since we make them all the time, and they turn out great. I even decorated a bit, hanging up some sombreros, and putting a tiny pinata on the table. I’d used a colorful horse blanket for a tablecloth.

Now, look at what a wonderful first impression my future son-in-law has had of me and my cooking. He was a good sport about it, though. As we finished cleaning, we all wondered what we were going to eat, since the explosion had effectively ended my plans.

We looked at each other…”Pizza!” we decided. My now son-in-law was the hero that night. He went and picked us up a wonderful pizza, and even paid for it. We sat there at the table with the Mexican decorations, and enjoyed our meal, as we talked about the crazy thing that had happened.

The night of the exploding enchiladas is now just a funny family story we like to tell.

Lesson learned…don’t set a glass dish on top of a hot stove burner, even if the glass dish is hot, right from the oven!


First posted on May 20, 2014, under Mexican Food Misadventures (2nd true story)


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Chewbacca Catastrophe- Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Chew/Choo


Chewbacca Catastrophe – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Chew/Choo

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 6/19


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “chew/choo.” Use one or both, any way you’d like. Have fun!


For today’s SOCS we are prompted with the words ‘chew/choo”. Should be interesting. Thanks, Linda!

To join in, and also see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun. 🙂


For a little bit I couldn’t think of much to say about these words other than the obvious = chewing our food, and choo-choo trains.

But you know, when you’re off doing something else, an idea will come to you, and you hope you don’t forget it before you get back here to type about it. Yeah…

Well, I did remember. However, this is a memory I remember, but maybe not exactly.

You see, it’s about Chewbacca from Star Wars. At least I think it is.

My daughter had those little plastic figurine toys people collect from famous movies. She had them all – Chewbacca, R2D2, C3PO, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and played with them all the time. (wish we still had them in the original packaging because they were among the first to be available for sale), but at the time, she wanted to play with them.

Now one day she forgot, and left them outside in the yard.

Dun – Dun – Dun –

That’s when Chewbacca got chewed up by the lawn mower! It was a tragedy…he was all mangled. So sad…but she kept him anyway…poor old Chewbacca.

Now I’m almost positive it was Chewbacca that had the mishap, but like faded memories go, it might have been Han Solo or C3PO that lost a leg. Yeah, catastrophes happened to all of them. Except Princess Leia – she was golden! Those toys had a hard life. 🙂


So that’s all I have for today.

Have a great weekend! 🙂


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