The exploding chicken dinner

Sometimes you just HAVE to laugh. It was late in the day yesterday. Hubby was smoking a cigar on the deck and I was in the kitchen getting a few things ready for our BBQ. When the kids grow up these kinds of family dinners are few and far between. We live in the hills that overlook a valley with one road in and one road out.

Hubby thought he heard an accident on the main road and wanted to go check to make sure it wasn’t the girls who were with our nephew, a high schooler in town for Spring Break. The three of them [and two dogs] were expected any minute. So hubby drove down. When he didn’t come back, I drove down too. It was a bad wreck but thankfully our kids weren’t involved. Joe stayed to help a while and before long we get a call that the kids are stuck in major traffic. It took them about an hour to get to our house, a drive that’s normally ten minutes from where they were stopped.

We had big hugs all around and were chit-chatting about the huge surf on the coast that day and catching up with each other’s lives. We had just sat down to eat, grateful they had missed that accident and talking about the 30 ft. waves they’d taken videos of on their drive when our smoke alarm blares.

That’s random, I think. I hadn’t burnt anything. We were just sitting around the table eating. One of our daughters runs for a ladder to check on the smoke alarm. I tell the kids to go outside as the sound was so loud. I’m on my way into the kitchen to see what’s up when hubby picks up a pyrex off a burner on the stove that I had left on and it literally explodes in his hands. APRIL FOOLS! Thank goodness he was okay. Just a little rattled. He reaches for the broom and I shush him out of the kitchen to go salvage what he can of dinner with the kids and our nephew.

Glass makes such a mess when it explodes. It was kind of hilarious. There was one breast sort of plastered to the front of the oven full of glass chards. It almost looked like artwork.

Anyway, I might have ruined dinner, but the homemade ice cream was pretty tasty 🙂 And now everyone’s laughing about it and requesting exploding chicken next time we get together 🙂

Congrats to all the winners in the YA SCAVENGER HUNT!

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