The oldest child has made dinner by herself. She has sauted the beef, onions and peppers. She has grated the cheese, chopped the tomatoes and set the table. All she needs is a microwave safe plate to heat the tortillas.
Remember this child? She’s the very literal one.
The directions in her new cookbook say, “On a microwave safe plate, heat the tortilla on high for 15 seconds.”
So, she gets a plastic microwave safe plate. It’s a lovely 1950’s shade of blue and I bought it at Target 3 years ago when we were remodeling the kitchen. It has great sentimental value, as evidenced by the 5 exact duplicates which are currently being used as fairy pools outside in the back yard.
Anyway, the plate. Oldest Child places a tortilla on the plate. And, as per the instructions, heats it on high for 15 seconds.
On the stove.
The gas stove.
It is now a gas stove with flames and melted blue plastic.
Did I mention I really like the shade of blue?