Lid came off my peppermill! Peppercorns in the cauliflower!

Ever drop something inappropriate into what you were cooking?

I was just about to make a cauliflower puree this evening when the whole top came off the peppermill and a gazillion white peppercorns dropped into a bowl with cooked cauliflower, creme fraiche, melted butter and parmesan! I ended up, instead of stick blending, pushing the whole mess through a tamis to strain out the peppercorns. Such a mess though, since first I tried to pick them out, but there were probably a couple hundred.

Years ago, when I was about 12 or 13, I had tried out fake fingernails...and my Mom asked me to mash the potatoes. Noticed one missing about 10 minutes later as we sat down to Thanksgiving dinner. I still hear about that one.

How about you?

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