Sunday, November 27, 2005

Thanksgiving Coffee Explosion!

This is my last Thanksgiving post, I promise! But I thought you'd really want to see this!
At the end of our delicious meal, Gabriel started making some coffee in one of those Italian stovetop espresso machines that have the water in the bottom part, the packed coffee in the middle part and the final product flowing into the top part. Know what I mean? Well they come in all sizes and our dinner party size that makes 9 espresso shots was missing the rubber washer that seals the top and bottom parts. We didn't realize this until it was too late. The thing was on the stove forever and no good, strong coffee was flowing into the top part. So we waited. And waited. And finally, with everyone sitting at the dinner table at a safe distance (Thank God!) we heard a BANG! The coffee pot, now with all the water having steamed its way out of the bottom was just an empty metal container getting hotter and hotter until the inevitable happened.

That's a Thanksgiving event none of us will forget soon! So we started to wipe down the previously white kitchen tile and the previously yellow painted walls. Man! We're going to have to re-paint the walls and make sure this time that it's a washable gloss and not a matte finish. The yellow is now permanently stained brown. Here's Gabriel trying to minimize the damage.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ciao Susan e Gabriel!
approfitto di questo blog per ringraziarvi della buonissima cena di sabato. la zuppa, il tacchino, le salsine, la torta... tutto era veramente delizioso! E' stato il mio primo Thanksgiving e mi dispiace non aver iniziato prima... :-)
a presto!

12:23 PM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Ciao Paola,

Grazie per le tue parole cosi carine. Spero che hai visto il post sulla Cassoeula, te e Marco. Se hai delle fotografie di quella cena, e vuoi che siano esposti al mondo (ma non a tantissima gente) mi gli puoi spedire?

Ciao bella,

6:14 PM  
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