Thursday, October 9, 2008

A good thing to have...just in case

Tuesday night I was making dinner for Brandon. I was even testing out a new recipe for spaghetti. In this recipe there are a lot of canned goods--stewed tomatoes, tomatoe sauce, etc. We got an awesome electric can opener for our wedding in June and have been using it without any problems ever since. I was using the can opener and successfully opened everything I needed except for one important ingredient. Before I could open the 2 cans of tomate sauce our electric can opener broke. I don't know what happened. I thought I was using the can opener correctly but apparently not because when I placed the can under the cutter nothing happened. At first I thought I didn't have it in the right place because you know how picky they are and how the can has to be exactly in the right spot to work. But nothing happened, it wouldn't even make a sound like it was trying to open it. Brandon, my own personal in house fix it guy, even tried to get it operational but couldn't. Here's where the important lesson comes in: Always have a manual can opener as a backup just in case your electric one brakes. I know, I know! We really should have one. What would we do if there was an emergency and had to live off our 'food storage.' But we just haven't gotten around to buying one yet. So Brandon carefully stabbed the cans with a pocket knife and I spent some time trying to shake out all the contents from a tiny puncture site. The spaghetti turned out great and it is so delicious. (Thanks Lindsey) But this little incident just goes to show you that everyone needs a manual can opener hidden somewhere in their kitchen drawers...just in case.

5 comments:

Ali said...

That's funny....that goes for when camping too- we forgot ours once when camping I remember and it was horrible! Aw, the things we take for granted. :)

Lindsey said...

How funny! I'm glad you enjoyed the spaghetti.

Grant said...

A great story and a wonderful memory. It is good to be innovative.

Angel said...

I completely agree. Sometimes the electric ones can be a bit testy. In fact, Trevor won't even use the electric one because "He doesn't know how"...come on now, its not that hard. But I think because he grew up never having one he just goes back to his comfort zone. I personally love them!

Rick said...

We have been in that situation in many a move.

this is really Janae, I am just signed in as Rick.