“Others” (who shall not be named) left a pan unattended on the stove with some sort of pasta cooking in it. Unattended for so long that the entire saucepan is fried. I haven’t asked the guilty party how he couldn’t have smelled the burning because the whole damn house smelled of it – worse than burned microwave popcorn. I think the neighbors can smell the stench. I was not home at the time of the crime, officer.
But the greater problem, now that the house smells okay again, is how to clean the pan, if it can be salvaged at all. It’s one of my favorite All-Clad pans that I refuse to discard. It isn’t just slightly scarred, it seems permanently etched.
Meanwhile, I’m heading to Stamford to grocery shop, thanks to all the suggestions from so many of you. I’ll report later. For now, your housekeeping advice would be appreciated.