Dumb cooking mistakes
This morning I had a little extra time, so I decided to make an omelet for breakfast. I had just poured the eggs over the veggies in the pan when I realized I'd forgotten to season the egg mixture. My mind elsewhere, I grabbed the closest thing - a 3lb box of Morton's salt next the stove - and mindlessly dumped into the eggs. Immediately my omelet went from almost-done to a salty mess. I tried to scrape out the salt, finish cooking, and eat the result... but my breakfast was ruined and I didn't have time to make another.
Have you ever ruined a perfectly decent meal because your mind was elsewhere?