One of the few downsides to having an Aga is that you don't smell the food burning, unless you're sat outside near the flue pipe, which luckily for me, I was the other day.
I had put some giant pasta shells in a roasting tin in some water, not something I usually do, but these we're just for the chickens as a treat, as we have stopped eating white pasta, and I didn't want to leave the lid up on the Aga while I was doing something else in a different room, I thought they would be okay in the oven for 10 minutes.
A couple of hours later I was sat on the patio having a lovely phone conversation with my eldest son, when I smelt burning. He was hastily cut off as I dashed into the kitchen to open the oven. Cue billowing black smoke and the aroma of.......burnt food and tin. Luckily the good side of the tightly sealed doors is that when fire breaks out is contained and extinguished quickly by lack of oxygen...phew!!
I phoned Simon back and explained the reason for his being cut off mid-conversation and it was his suggestion for a Blog post, Lovely Hubby had the idea of calling my burnt offerings an 'Art Installation'......any offers? The price can start at.......oooh.....about £2,500 and I'm more than willing for it to hang in any art gallery!
(Update now on the Sue and Joans' Diet Blog.)