sweet potato ready to bake in the oven

No one ever told me, so I’m going to assume you probably don’t know either, but it is NOT a good idea to dry your hand-washed tights in the oven.

It seemed like a very good idea at the time. The tights I had hand-washed the night before were still damp and I needed to leave for church in about 40 minutes. I also needed to bake a sweet potato to eat after I finished my 11 a.m Bikram Yoga class. So since the oven was going to be on and I’m still without a dryer, why not kill two birds with one stone?

I’ve never been good at multitasking. I was probably the only person in the world baking tights and a sweet potato at 7 a.m. in the morning. And hopefully the last person to attempt such a feat. At 7:15 a.m, thanks to a 350 degree metal oven rack, I had a delicious pair of melted black tights. Talk about a wardrobe malfunction. 

They say experience is what you get when you don’t get what you thought you wanted. Lesson learned. I will never dry my clothes in the oven again. We all make poor decisions from time to time.  Oh yes. I’ve made quite a few recently, including not posting to this blog as often as I would like.  Moving, work, other commitments and the winter of my discontent have left me zapped.

But good news! Spring has sprung and although I still have several unpacked boxes, I am finally getting settled into my new home.  The rest of my house may seem to be a little chaotic, partially because I devoted much of my spare energies into getting my kitchen organized and fully stocked. So with that said, the recipe posts will recommence this week! And so will the search for an affordable gas dryer.

Cherry Barbecue Pulled Salmon Sandwiches
Apricot and Rosemary Oatmeal Cookies