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Grilled cheese in your toaster…

Thursday, August 23, 2012

I got a Sparkmail from my friend NEWCAZ who directed me to a sparkblog she thought I’d enjoy. As usual she finds the best of the best so of course I clicked right over and sure enough it was filled with all kinds of really cool info to make my life way better in every way. I loved the fact (yes I looked it up first and found out it’s really true) that you can send any thing through the mail that weighs less than 13 ounces and can hold an address and postage WITHOUT a box!!!! I’m planning on sending a coconut to my grandkids just for fun…

After reading SENATOR9’s blog and commenting I got busy with other things and went about my day. I went to the kitchen to take my pills and saw our toaster just sitting there and thought, “Oh yeah, I wanted to see if you really can make a grilled cheese in your toaster.”

Now the fun begins… bread, sliced cheese, toaster on its side… slide it in and fired it up. A little smoke begins to waif up and I fan it away with my hand. Then more and more smoke begins to billow out of every opening and I think hmmmm, maybe I should have cleaned the toaster first…. DUH!!!! But, I was already beginning to giggle over the whole experience and figure I wasn’t going to stop now. HOLY SMOKES… talk about setting off the smoke alarm and getting my DH into the kitchen pronto. I was laughing out loud by now when the toaster gave up its contents and my grilled cheese flew 5 feet across the kitchen and landed cheese side down on the floor between my DH and I… we just looked at each other and I said “I forgot about that part!!!” By now I’m laughing so hard and there’s so much smoke hubby even cracked a smile as he ran to turn on all our fans and open the doors.

I picked up the grilled cheese off the floor and took a bite.. it was great. Once the smoke cleared, the alarm settled and the toaster cooled I set to cleaning things up. I forgot about the greasy square on the kitchen floor where the cheese had landed and slipped in it. This just made me laugh even harder… that cheese bread brought me more joy than I ever thought possible. And now our toaster is spic and span, the kitchen floor is clean enough to eat off of and my DH and I add another memory to our sweet lives emoticon

Recap: Clean your toaster before attempting. Have an oven mitt ready to catch your creation and remember what you went into the kitchen to do in the first place emoticon

I'm off to take my pills several hours late... here’s a link to the original blog… John really has some cool ideas over there. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TRIKERBON 9/14/2012 3:41PM

    OMG you had me laughing so hard I had tears running down my legs! I could just visualize something like that going on! That is by far the funniest thing I have heard in awhile. Thanks for the laugh.

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KAREN608 9/14/2012 9:17AM

    Oh I forgot, a few years ago I wanted to return a pie tin to my Amish friends, and since I do not drive, I labeled it, had postage put on at the P.O., and mailed it back. All that family had a great laugh over that.

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KAREN608 9/14/2012 9:16AM

    My Mom used to wrap the sandwich in tin foil and iron it hot, and very very flat in the process! Here's to thinking outside the box!

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KLH1982 8/27/2012 6:06PM

    That sounds just like something my parents would do! :)

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JINLYNN 8/26/2012 5:52PM

    This is way too funny! I am glad you have another wonderful memory to share for the years to come.
Thanks for sharing and bringing a smile to my face.

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JAZZID 8/26/2012 11:03AM

    That's funny... and that thing is, to me, it also seemed like a good idea too! emoticon ... love the idea about sending the coconut through the mail, I have to try that with something. Great blog! emoticon

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JOANNS4 8/25/2012 10:22PM

    Thanks for the really good laugh! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 8/25/2012 7:10PM

    What an adventure!

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LKWQUILTER 8/25/2012 4:29PM

    Thanks and can't wait to share this too. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay

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RFJSJ50 8/25/2012 10:21AM

    What fun!
Think I could get by putting a thin slice of tomato on the cheese slice?
Toasted cheese is a personal favorite - not because of the taste, but because of the memories associated with it. Grandma always made us toasted cheese sandwiches when we stayed overnight at her house (at least 55 years ago!). She always gave us a bowl of tomato soup to eat with it and those items remain my comfort food to this day.

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MARGEMF 8/25/2012 2:20AM

    Your blog was suggested to me by an other SP member who knows how much I appreciate a laugh (it is the best medicine!). Thank-you for sharing & bring others emoticon . I'll have to check the other link. Thanx again.

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CHERYLE51 8/24/2012 11:12PM

    That is sooooo funny, my DS just asked me if he could make grilled cheese in the toaster oven. I initially thought he said toaster and was freaking out. I am glad he did not attempt the toaster. He for sure would have missed it and there would have been grilled cheese all over the floor. Thanks for the giggle.

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DEE107 8/24/2012 11:03PM

    thanks for the giggle hugs

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LAURIETAIT 8/24/2012 9:58PM

    Just a thought Maybe turn your toaster to the wall so it can "catch" your cheese toast? lol
As for the 10 second rule... the motto at our house had always been, "You have to eat a peck of dirt sometime." Then I married Mr. Fastidious and it was a whole new ballgame.

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JILL313 8/24/2012 9:29PM

    Wow Linda, another senior moment for me. . .I went to read John's great tips in tips in his blog and I left comments on his blog I intended for you. . .maybe too much stress for me. . .Just know I'm thrilled you had so much fun making a cheese sandwich with your DH coming to the rescue. Enjoy your weekend.



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BRAVEONE92 8/24/2012 9:02PM

    You've given us lots to laugh about
this evening. It made for a good
story. So glad that you tried it,
now we will know what to do, when
we try it. emoticon

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MEMARE 8/24/2012 7:35PM

    Thanks for the chuckle! emoticon
Where's the like button? Some of the comments to this blog are emoticon

Caz does seem to find the neatest stuff doesn't she? emoticon

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EMILY1244 8/24/2012 5:34PM

    Your giggles made me giggle. Thanks for the smile and for the new "project" to do with my son. He will think cheesy bread flying across the room is the funniest thing he has ever seen! emoticon

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RUNNER12COM 8/24/2012 5:13PM

    Yum, now I want a grilled cheese.

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CATLADY52 8/24/2012 4:45PM

    Caz really does have a knack for finding special blogs.

You outdid yourself on this one. I laughed all the way through your telling of attempting to grill the sandwich. Or how I spent my Thursday. emoticon emoticon

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CMFARRELL36 8/24/2012 3:57PM

    Thanks for sharing - and yes, Caz gave me the link!
I had a really good laugh at you having such a wonderful time emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 8/24/2012 3:37PM

    emoticon for the laugh. I wonder if I did that if the 90 year old landlords would have made it up three flight of stairs. hmmmm emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 8/24/2012 2:57PM

  I emoticon ed your blog!!!!! for the best laugh I have had in a long time!!!!! emoticon

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FRANCO1230 8/24/2012 2:50PM

    Glad to hear I am not the only one who follows the 5 (or 10 or 20) second rule when it comes to taking a bite of something that fell on the floor. Glad it was worth the laugh!!! emoticon

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MZZCHIEF 8/24/2012 2:45PM

    This is wonderful... thanks for posting a follow up...

: )

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SHERYLDS 8/24/2012 2:29PM

    emoticon uh oh...maybe I shouldn't tell you that an iron and a teflon ironing cover make great panini sandwiches. emoticon
thanks for the smile

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GERIKRAGH 8/24/2012 1:59PM

    ROLFL. Thank you. I saw that article and wondered what would happen if the cheese dripped into the toaster.

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MNNICE 8/24/2012 1:43PM

    Funny!!!! emoticon

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HILLRUNNER 8/24/2012 12:18PM

    TOoooo funny!!!
Loved it and you made me laugh!!

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TUBLADY 8/24/2012 11:23AM

    OH, MG, Linda that was so funny. I could just see that happening in real time.
My smoke alarms I have three in close proximity to each other and it doesn't take anything to set them off. Then my dog Titan goes crazy. So I am glad it wasn't me.
I think I will stick to using my Express Ready Set Go, it grills cheese Sammie's great.
Have a fun day., your an your DH.
Hugs Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VTMAID 8/24/2012 10:41AM

    Oh, Linda! That was so funny--but, I'm really glad you didn't hurt yourself when you fell!

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JLPARKHURST 8/24/2012 10:17AM

    OMG...Love it! Thanks for trying it out for us...I was thinking about trying this for the kids when they came home from Grammys:)

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JUDY1676 8/24/2012 10:12AM

    Caz sent this to me. What a hoot! I got stood laugh! emoticon

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JOYINKY 8/24/2012 10:08AM

    Oh my goodness! My face hurts from laughing! I have to admit that was one hint that really intrigued me; thanks for the research! emoticon

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SENATOR9 8/24/2012 9:44AM

    I Just relay the message.I never said it was perfect.Thank you for finding the little
glitch.Now I got to find a grill cheese catcher.I 'm still laughing at picturing the grill cheese shooting from the toaster.
John emoticon

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TXMEMAW6 8/24/2012 9:39AM

    Thanks for the good laugh. I can just see that grilled cheese flying across the kitchen. What a hoot you are!! I'll probably be laughing all day just thinking about your experience.
Have a great day!!

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123ELAINE456 8/24/2012 8:51AM

  This is AWESOME!!! SENATOR9'S Cool Tips And Ideas Are The Greatest Too. Thank You For Sharing This With Us. Thank You For A Good Laugh. God Bess You and Have a Wonderful Week. This is the WAY TO GO !!!

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GABY1948 8/24/2012 8:42AM

    CAZ sent me here today (as well as the one you speak of) I like the one the other day but yours? I LOVED had me laughing right out loud! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DFROMTX 8/24/2012 7:24AM

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GRNDMOM43 8/24/2012 7:11AM

    This is so emoticon I honestly did consider wanting to try it but I also have no toaster. Glad that you did it for me. emoticon emoticon

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SWAZY33 8/24/2012 7:10AM

    This blog truly made me laugh out loud! and gave my day quite a smile! Thanks for being the "pioneer" on that one for we can all grill cheese safer and that makes the world a better place right lol emoticon

i'll be smiling all day here thinking about that grilled cheese coming flying out of that toaster haha

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IDLETYME 8/24/2012 7:04AM

    I'm glad you tried this out so I wouldn't have to. Your blog is wonderful ! Now that you showed us all of the pitfalls, we can safety make out sandwiches! Thanks for the laughs! Have a wonderful weekend! emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 8/24/2012 6:57AM

    LOL too funny will pass this info to dd as she loves grilled cheese and I can see her doing that LOL

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GARDENCHRIS 8/24/2012 6:45AM

    cute! and funny!

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LEXIE63 8/24/2012 6:33AM

    ROFLMAO! I was considering trying the toaster thing, completely forgetting that the toast will fly out when the toaster is done. LOLOL You have just saved me some trouble.

Now, where did I put my catcher's mitt... *wanders off to look*

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ESILBO 8/24/2012 6:02AM

FIRST LAUGH OF THE DAY, emoticon emoticon emoticon

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