Comments: SPLAT


I don't know which makes me sadder - the destroyed dinner or the fact Domino's exists in Paris.

I suppose it's a sad comment on our household that we have a Domino's menu kicking around...but it is convenient in a pinch. The lost dinner was definitely sadder, though.

That is so sad and tragic! Even on the floor it looks like it was going to be really good!

It reminds me of the time many years ago that we learned one really is NOT supposed to put a pyrex casserole dish directly onto a burner. We had an fish in cream sauce that we foolishly put on the stove on low just to keep warm. As we were setting the table, the dish exploded and shattered into thousands of pieces. Luckily, there were no dinner guests coming. (I can't remember what we had instead though - peanut butter sandwiches??)

I must say that my first impulse to you would have been to suggest handing out spoons for everyone to scoop the dinner off of your really clean floor. But I guess there would be a hazard of scooping up casserole dish shards. But perhaps eating off the floor is just not done in Paris, even if there are Domino's franchises there. ;^)


Elizabeth, I did briefly consider scraping it up but our dinner guest was the sort of person who brings his own milk when you invite him to tea. I did try a little bit myself and you were right on both counts - it was tasty but unfortunately had little shards of pottery. I really liked the dish, too, which was a wedding gift from my cousin Maureen!

Consider if you will - Meg's leaping casserole - fish based; Elizabeth's exploding casserole - fish based.

The problem her is not with the crockery it's with the food. Fish explode when exposed to casserole dishes. You have been warned.

Cream is also a common element...obviously something to be avoided too...

Oh, Meg --- my heart goes out to you.

A similar incident, involving a massive and elaborate casserole intended to feed a coterie of business-types, has entered family legend as The Flying Chicken.

Nice work!

Barrett, you are right!! And here I was just about to go playing with fire by getting inspired to make Meg's fish in cream sauce - IN A CASSEROLE DISH!


Oh No! I so feel your pain. The handle on my cake carrier broke and I dropped - upside down on outside steps - my first Tarte Tatin. No one got dessert that night!

Your casserole sounds delicious though.

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