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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 01:43 PM
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The Great Explosion of 2008
Smoothie explosion. Hit the ceiling and got into the blender motor vents. Now THAT'S talent!
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 01:44 PM
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1. I have never had a smoothie before.
I want a pure strawberry smoothie.
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 01:45 PM
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2. You want a healthy one, or not so healthy? n/t
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 01:47 PM
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3. Not so healthy.
A sweet one.
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 01:50 PM
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4. OK...
Whole milk, vanilla ice cream (premium), Cool Whip, frozen strawberries, ice (maybe a cup of crushed ice), vanilla extract and almond extract.

Play around with the amounts until it suits you.

Delicious!!
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 01:51 PM
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5. Maybe a little rum??!!!!
:hi: :hug:

lost
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 02:06 PM
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6. Well...
It couldn't hurt!

How are you today lost? :hug:
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 02:13 PM
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9. Thanks for the recipe.
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 02:14 PM
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10. You're welcome. Post your results...
when you try it! Hope you enjoy. :hi:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 02:08 PM
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7. Wow.
That's a whole afternoon of thorough cleaning. :(

I hope you at least got a really good smoothie out of it. :hug:
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 02:12 PM
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8. Here's the thing Thom...
Not only did it explode, but the bottom part including the blade fell out of the bottom and dumped on the counter when I lifted the container from the base. So I only got about a coffee cup full of delicious smoothie.

It's all cleaned up, except for the blender base, which I will do later with a Q-Tip or something.

:hi: :hug:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 02:19 PM
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11. Doh!
I bet you'll remember to check to make sure all the parts are properly screwed together before you use that blender again. :)

My worst kitchen accident was the time I used a Pyrex bowl on the stovetop for some stupid reason, and it exploded! Bits of glass and soup went absolutely Everywhere! I had to baricade the cats out of the kitchen so I could clean it up. :P

:hug:
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 02:29 PM
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13. Wow!!! Check this one out...
Yikes...I can imagine that Pyrex glass exploding! That's nasty when shards of glass fly everywhere.

Actually, my worst kitchen disaster was when I was a kid and my mom was out. My friend and I used to make smoke bombs by cooking a mixture of Potassium Nitrate (Salt Peter) and sugar. I seem to remember that we got the recipe from Abbie Hoffman's "Steal This book".

Anyway...this was some nasty stuff and really something a kid should not be fooling with. The finished product used to burn so hot that it would burn through tin foil in a matter of seconds.

Well, the damn thing literally exploded in my kitchen when I was cooking it and my old 13 room house filled up solid with smoke.

To this day i can't believe the fire department didn't show up.

I placed a distress call to my friend, and 5 minutes later I saw him sprinting up the street carrying two huge box fans! :rofl: :rofl:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 02:32 PM
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15. Man, you are lucky to still be alive!
My mom would have smelled even the smallest traces of smoke and that would have been the end. :rofl:

I'm glad that your mom was more forgiving than mine. :)
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 02:40 PM
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17. She was out for a few hours...
and there still was a smell of smoke in the house after she returned, but I somehow talked my way out of it.

I remember it was a different kind of smell...it was not like the remnants of a house fire, it was kind of a cleaner smell that dissapated relatively quickly.

I still can picture it...I was cooking it in a big stainless steel tub, my face was over it while I was stirring it. It started looking a little "funny", and it was bubbling too much, so I killed the gas, but it kept cooking and exploded like a volcano. Jesus... :scared:
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 02:28 PM
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12. Don't sell yourself short. There's a lot of 2008 left.
Tempting fate by calling this event "THE Great Explosion" is asking for it.
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 02:30 PM
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14. You know what?
You're right! :rofl:
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 02:36 PM
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16. I do hope it's the biggest catastrophe you have all year.
I've had Pyrex cookware explode.

Oh, and a co-worker had a "smoothie" incident that resulted in surgery.

She stored her smoothie-maker pieces on a high shelf. As she reached for the blade pieces, it fell and landed on the top of her bare foot, severing a tendon (ligament?). She tried to hobble to the hospital but ended up calling her BF for help. She had 2 surgeries and a cast for several weeks.

Making smoothies is a dangerous business.

Be careful out there.

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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 02:42 PM
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19. OMG!!
I am so sorry for your co-worker!

Funny you mention this...I was examining the blades to make sure they were clean today before I started and I lightly touched one. They are indeed brutally sharp and I could see how an accident like that could happen.
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 02:40 PM
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18. If that happened to me today I'd prob' leave it and clean it another time
:P

A few years ago I held a large ceramic roasting dish with one hand. I decided it was a great idea to hold that dish right where there was a hairline crack. Well a turkey was in it. It broke in my hand and sliced my left pinkie to the point I had to get it stitched up.

My other accidents usually have occurred with knives when I was younger; the worst was when I sliced my ring finger with a dull serrated knife when peeling an orange at my aunt's house. :( It bled like hell and while it healed, the skin around the cut was sickeningly white and pale.
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LeftyFingerPop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 02:46 PM
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20. Wow...
These stories about breaking dishes actually scare me.

I guess I am not always fully cognizant how bad accidents can happen with the simplest of household devices.

Glad you made it through all that OK! :)
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 03:08 PM
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21. my advice is to become a gazillionaire and hire someone to cook for you and all of us
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