So today I decided to make some Strawberry Fruit Leather, with the strawberries I got at the farmers market yesterday. 3 lbs for a dollar baby! Anyway, so I blended the fruit just slightly and then boiled it down. I took it off the stove and put it back in the blender to break it down all the way. I couldn't find the lid to the blender so I just decided to hold a bowl over it. Yeah, since is was partly liquid already, and it was mostly full, when I turned it on, it pretty much exploded and the bowl and I didn't have a chance. Scalding hot strawberries flew out of the blender and ALL over my kitchen. I managed to turn off the blender, adding more scalding hot fruit to my body. Then it hit hard. I'm burning! I screamed in pain and ran to the shower to wash it off as soon as possible.
Long story short, most of my right arm has 1st and 2nd degree burns all over it. My face as well and part of my chest and left arm. Oh the joys! After much coaxing, I went to the urgent care. They bandaged me all up and gave me some ointment as well as info on treating it.
The kitchen is the best part! Ha ha, strawberry syrup EVERYWHERE! I am teaching a class tomorrow night and at the moment have splattered strawberries ALL over the counters, cabinets, floor and wall. That's not including the stove. A few minutes before this all happened, the pot boiled over a ton! It built up all around the pot and started dripping down the front of the stove. That's a whole other disaster in and of it's self :)
Here's a little bit of it