Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Brown Rice Tortilla That Almost Killed Me.

First off, Happy Halloween!! Eat lots of candy today!

Okay, don't do that. But one piece won't kill you. (hahaha I HATE when people say that!)

Second, I almost didn't make it to Halloween this year because I almost died last night. 

Okay, not really but things could have been pretty bad. 

This, my friends, was a tortilla. A brown rice tortilla to be exact. 

I coated it with a little olive oil and stuck it in the oven to crisp it up a little and literally 3 minutes later I opened the oven to check on it and there were FLAMES. EVERYWHERE! I screamed, obviously, and B came rushing in. I feel like everything you are taught as a kid about fires and what to do in case of a fire completely goes out the window when there really is a fire right in front of your face! Anyway, he tried swatting it a few times with the kitchen towel and that didn't do anything. So then he closed the oven (suffocate it?) and when he opened it back up it was literally twice the size. That was the "oh shit" moment. Then, after freaking out together for another 10-15 seconds B grabbed the kitchen faucet and sprayed it until it went out. DUH. Why didn't we think of that right away? 

I will be forever made fun of for this, but don't worry dinner turned out just fine in the end. Thanks to the microwave. 

On a completely separate note, I've been getting lots of questions about how my rest week is going... it's going great! I've been getting lots of sleep and definitely feel like I could go back to the gym now, but I'm going to give myself the full week so my next workout will be on Friday morning. Let me tell you... I. CAN'T. WAIT. If you're ever feeling like you need that extra push in the gym, just take a few days off. The rest will give you all the excitement and motivation you need!! 


  1. Happy Trick or Treat day!! I super HATE when people say that to me too! 1 piece isn't gonna kill you. GRRRR MAYBE I simply just don't want one. Ever think of that people sheesh. I don't tell them "hey too MANY of those have killed you!" lol.

    I may need to take a rest day tomorrow. I totally ate it today doing bench jumps (gotta nice battle wound :0/. I Didn't realize how fatigued my legs and body really were this morning. My workout was really tough but I got through it. Glad you are feeling refreshed and ready to KILL your last week. SO proud of you Brittany!

    Enjoy your day!!

  2. Oh my goodness! I am so glad you and B are okay!! I would have totally freaked out too.

    Enjoy the rest of your rest days!! I find when I take a few days off I come back way stronger and more motivated too!

    Happy Halloween!

  3. Wow that is scary! A similar thing happened to me years ago when I put a coffee cake in the oven and left the cardboard packaging on it. That thing went right up!

  4. Eek! Glad it turned out OK. I have definitely set my oven on fire before. Thankfully Jake ran in and came to my rescue. Got to remember next time that oil can drip off my sheet pan and into the bottom of the oven. Since then I've realized that I need to keep a fire extinguisher at all times in the kitchen. Safety first.


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