Reflections on a Burnt Pan
My husband burnt our dinner and the pan he was cooking it in! He was trying to work and cook dinner at the same time. He was not successful.
His first reaction was about the pan being ruined. It was one of our large stock pots that we use for soups. We use it a lot. It would not be easy to replace since we are staying at home, and ordering things for delivery is really slow. Everyone is having items delivered. It would not be a quick and easy fix.
I told him I knew how to take care of the burnt pot. Here’s the ‘recipe’. Follow it one step at a time: Fill
the bottom of the pan with water and add one cup of apple cider vinegar. Bring to a boil. Take the pot off the stove and add two tablespoons of baking soda. Watch it foam! Use a spoon to start cleaning off the bottom of the pan. The burnt-on food should flake right off. Finally, use soap and water with a kitchen scrubber. TADA!!!!
Take it one step at a time & be mindful
We were laughing about the experience afterwards….
It got me to thinking about the way things are right now. Many people are dealing with very serious situations, especially healthcare workers, those with compromised immunity and others who have loved ones who are very ill. All these individuals are on high alert to follow the rules around social distancing, washing hands and wearing masks. They are really paying attention. They are not multi-tasking. They are doing one thing at a time, so they do not miss any of the steps. They are doing their best to keep others and themselves safe and healthy.
I found it easy to ‘fix’ the burnt pan. I had had the experience before and learned. I was able to help. This current experience is something new for me and everyone on the planet. I find myself wondering… how can I help?
I believe the answer lies in the burnt pan… take it one step at a time, be mindful, and in doing so we can keep ourselves and others safe through the recommended practices.
Big Hugs and Much Love,