When Recipes Attack

Erin's Kitchen NightmareThis evening I made a homemade macaroni and cheese. I layered everything together, popped it in the oven and returned a phone call to a friend. Suddenly I heard a loud crash and then a splash. Horrified, I opened the oven door and found a gooey shattered mess. My glass baking dish had exploded! I have no idea what happened. The dish wasn’t cold, and I’ve used it dozens of times. I googled my predicament and apparently glass dishes sometimes get hairline fractures and then when they’re heated they break. I was seriously upset, but Chris was awesome and he made me laugh, and then drove to Whole Foods for a rotisserie chicken. He’s out in the kitchen right now cleaning the oven. Crisis averted — this time, but be vigilant. You never know when a Pyrex bomb will strike again!