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Disaster on the home front

Banker JohnBanker John Posts: 583
edited 12:19AM in EggHead Forum
Oh I wish I had a camera to show this one...[p]Yes, tonight was pizza night (thanks again RRP). But all did not go as planned! You see, I have these real clean sliding glass doors in preparation for the in laws coming. Just like any pizza cook on the egg, I placed the pie on the stone and waited my normal 8-9 minutes. While I'm keeping a close eye on the timer outside next to the egg, the smoke was a little heavy for the wife as it wafted inside.[p]Darn if she didn't, ever so quitely, shut the sliding glass door.[p]Now you must understand that Pizza on the egg is the ONLY way to eat pizza. And it must be HOT. Of course this means that as soon as the pie is done, one must immediately get it inside.[p]Hence my problem, the very clean sliding glass door is closed and I am walking, not really paying attention, drooling over my latest creation and then WHAP !!! And a big gasp of air.[p]Then it was sudden silence. You know the type - the deer in the headlights blank stare of OH NO, WHAT DID I JUST DO. [p]:: note to self :: make sure the door is open before walking with a pizza on the peel![p]Banker John[p]p.s. It is OK to laugh - my wife still is. Thank goodness for delivery - it was the last dough and sauce we had. :(


  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,400
    Banker John,
    Ouch. Hurts just to read it. Wish I were there![p]Good thing ya didn't waste and dizzy dust on it.[p]Good story. Nice to be able to laugh about these relatively minor (though seemingly major at the time) things.[p]Beers!
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,325
    Banker John, LOL...I also have a pizza story in that I did a perfect upside down dump of a finished pizza on my outdoor deck a couple years ago. That was using a metal peel that had a slick round handle I had sanded and finished with 4 coats of polyureathene. I have since solved that problem with a golf club replacement handle wrap. I'm still not shooting par with that peel, but man can I direct the pizza now with that terrific grip!
    Tried the gasket replacement yet?

    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • RRP,
    No- haven't attempted the gaswket swap out yet. I'm still limping along. Besides, I thought you were coming to show me how to replace it the first time and then I would be on my own for the second replacement. LOL![p]You shoulda been here for the SPLAT - it was a classic. I can close my eyes and still see the slow motion replay. Your red sauce did stain our Kool Deck pretty good. I'm going to have to re-paint the deck right after I replace the gasket.[p]Banker John

  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,325
    there you go! I told my wife I had seen a big "R" spot light in the clouds like Batman used to see when summoned, but she said "no, you didn't...just stay here in -3° weather in Illinois and don't respond to that Rutland signal from sunny, warm Florida"

    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • Banker John,
    If it makes you feel any better, I had a similar experience with the sliding glass patio door. In my case it happened right after I attempted to take my first pizza off. It started to slide off the peel and I made a grab at it. Not a smart thing to do with a bare hand and bubbling hot cheese! Then I smacked into the door....[p]Momma always said I was a klutz.[p]Kelly

  • ShelbyShelby Posts: 803
    Banker John,
    Coulda been could've walked thru the glass! The peel helped by stopping you! Once again, the Egg saves the day!

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