So guess what? Being distracted while you are trying to steam asparagus will most likely cause you to forget that you were cooking at all and your lovely beautiful asparagus will burn burn burn once all the water under the steamer gets steamed away. My actual thought process once I came back into the kitchen– “Hmm…oh riiight– I was cooking. Where’s that burned smell coming from? Why is it coming from the pot of steamed asparagus? Wha? HUH? WHY IS THERE SMOKE COMING FROM THE POT OF STEAMED ASPARAGUS?” Lesson learned–burned steamed asparagus will stink up the place awful quickly.
Also–Owen snaps to attention pretty quickly when the smoke alarm goes off too.
Luckily we’ve had a few really nice days so I’ve been able to leave the doors open to air the place out without freezing us out. I’m happy to report that as of today it no longer smells like a delightful combo of burning trash and/or really burnt popcorn in my house.
We finally found someone to come and till the area that is going to be our little garden. I’m starting all the little seeds this weekend so that hopefully we’ll be ready to fill the garden up with little plants in about six weeks. You know, until the wild rabbits decide that I’ve planted a bunch of snacks for them and they destroy it all. The eternal optimist–that’s me.