Jan 14, 2009

A Mystery.. What IS THIS???

As you know by now, I cook.
I cook a really lot!
Thats why I find this mystery so disturbing.

The past several times I used my oven, I noticed that it was smoking slightly.
Each time, I would remember.. "Oh! something spilled in the bottom of the oven, I need to clean it tomorrow."
Well I never remembered until I would heat the oven up again and would smell a faint smoke smell.

Last night we had tacos for dinner.
I crisp my taco shells by hanging them on the wire racks in my oven, It works great and they just hang there! They do not go flat like on a cookie sheet and I can cook a TON at once.

Anyway...
I pulled out the top oven rack to begin inverting my taco shells.
Sitting on the back of my top oven rack, I found THIS!

The boys think it kinda looks like a pile of cow poop.
It is now a nice crispy charcoal lump.
I know what it is.
and I am ashamed to admit that It originally made it's way into the oven on Christmas morning.

So.... my wise internet friends?
What did I find in my oven?
I'll figure out some silly little insignificant prize for the winner.

(I'll randomly choose a name out of the correct guesses Sunday evening.)

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48 comments:

  1. Without thinking twice, the girlie and I suspect it's a thrice-and-then-some-crispied-up cinnamon roll :)

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  2. I am guessing that it's some kind of sweet roll or cinnamon roll!

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  3. looks like a sticky bun... very well overly cooked! lol.
    mommy2skie@yahoo.com

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  4. Looks like a very overcooked cinnamon roll.

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  5. That looks like a blackened cinnamon roll. :)

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  6. geez woman! I don't HOW it jumped out of the pan and ended up at the back of the oven!

    - your spoiled rotten, "city girl", little sister

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  7. That looks like a cinnamon bun to me.

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  8. I was going to say Cinnamon Bun too.

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  9. LOL! A burnt to a crisp cinnamon roll! :)

    At least you didn't forget you had a package of cookies hiding in the oven...I did that once...holy moly the smell of melted plastic in the oven is not a pleasant thing! :)

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  10. Looks like a cinnamon bun to me! A very well done one...

    but again, I see why your kids think what they do... lol

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  11. That's now a charcoal roll! lol

    Like Stacy, I used to hide my Tupperware of cookies in the oven, well that is until one day I forgot they were in there and turned the oven on, lol!

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  12. I, too, think it's a cinnamon roll. If it was from Christmas morning in the bottom of my oven, it would be an orange roll and indistinguishable from a cinnamon roll due to the extreme burning it's had. Poor little thing. :)

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  13. definitely a cinnamon roll or sticky bun of some sort. That is one heck of a cooked treat though, if it makes you feel better, we had a baked potato in the back of our oven through about eight usages. Too funny!

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  14. I'm guessing cinnamon roll too. Looks like poop though! Hehe..

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  15. It's a poppin fresh cinnamon roll...right out of the can! Not that I know what they look like mind you...;)

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  16. Wonder if you could market this as "specialty" charcoal? You could market different shapes and flavors! This one, of course, looks like a cinnamon roll; but think of all the possibilities!

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  17. It's a cinnamon roll on a jadeite plate. :)

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  18. blackened poppin fresh cinnamon roll that got away!

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  19. looks like a cinnamon roll or sticky bun..don't worry i found 4 french fries in mine last week left over from so long ago only God knows

    Bobbi
    Bobbi@fireinvestigator.com

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  20. Oh too funny... I'm hoping it was a cinnamon bun -- cause if not, then 2nd guess is poop! ha ha :)

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  21. Must be a cinnamon roll like everyone else said. Although the size it hard to tell it could be a cookie too. Something like a Rugalash or snail. But I really think it is a cinnamon roll.

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  22. It looked so much like a well-toasted-crisp cinnamon roll or the precursor to cinnabun!

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  23. Yeah some sweet bu.
    Hi hi i would love to know what tehy were.

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  24. Looks like a cinnamon roll at one time-lol!

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  25. looks like a cinniamon roll or some other kind of sweet roll. oh the inhumanity of something yummy like a sweet roll turning into charcoal.

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  26. You know, I keep threatening to cook "poop on a stick" for my kids when they refuse to leave me alone about what's for dinner.

    I never thought someone would actually DO IT! :P

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  27. It's a cinnamon roll of course. We had a can of the store bought ones for dessert last night. Yum and generally when they are less black they smell great don't they?

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  28. Cassee in freezing iowaJanuary 16, 2009 at 4:27 PM

    Looks like a cinnamon roll to me too!

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  29. I think it is a meringue cookie.

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  30. Looks like a cinnamon roll to me, Dana. So were any of the boys brave enough to take a bite? Come on, Mom baked that thing with love!

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  31. Hmmm, is that your own recipe for Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls? My need some work!

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  32. I'm saying that is a cinnamon roll that is slightly over done.

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  33. Definitely a cinnamon roll gone horribly awry. Though I have to say it would make for a great poop gag.

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  34. The Pillsbury Dough Boy would weep if he saw what you did to his cinnamon roll!

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  35. Ok I'm with the boys on this one but can't imagine you cooking cow poop on Christmas morning. So I'm going on a limb to say a pop-over??

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  36. Some kind of a roll, to be sure. Maybe a dinner roll though but it could be a sticky bun or cinnamon roll.

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  37. I think it is some of the sugary ooze that comes from baking sweet potatoes.

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  38. I think it's a cinnamon roll or a piped muffin.

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  39. Hubby says cinnamon bun.

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  40. Well, either your cat snuck into your oven and left you a present, or it's a very well cooked cinnamon roll. You could probably keep that for many Christmases to come. :-)

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  41. It does look like an overcooked cinnamon roll to be as well. It is rather good kitchen humour :)

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  42. Is that where Santa threw the coal when he realized he was getting some awesome treats? LOL!!

    But not really sure how a cinnamon roll could end up there to get charred to it's dear ending life!!

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  43. Looks like something boys might have fun fooling their friends with.

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  44. Well, since everyone else guessed this already it's not much fun but I think it *was* a cinnamon bun too. But I had to add that my son looked over my shoulder and had a good laugh over this.

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  45. I'm going with the crowd--looks like a forgotten cinnamon roll. Though I did wonder briefly if it was some kind of meandering meringue.

    I've been trying to find your blog again since the breakfast burrito post because I wanted the promised mini meatloaf recipe. Typically I figured I wouldn't forget where I saw it and then promptly did. Couldn't remember where it was! Finally, I found it today!

    ~Jenny~

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  46. to me, and I am sure this isn't what it is, but it looks like one of those meringue cookies!

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