Thursday, April 18, 2013

Me and Adele...

...we have a lot in common.
 
She is a multi-platinum singer...
 
...and...
 
ummm...
 
I can sing Twinkle, Twinkle little star.
 
BUT...
 
That's not the thing we have MOST in common.
 
The thing we have MOST in common is that we both like to set to fire to things that aren't supposed to be set on fire!
 
She...Setting Fire to the Rain (BTW!  I love that song even MORE than I love Twinkle, Twinkle!)


And I.
 
Well.
 
Ummmm.
 
I attempted to set fire to an orange today.
 
Not in an arsonist, citrus abuser sort of way.
 
But in a creative...
 
Oh heck.
 
Let me explain.
 
The setting an orange on fire happened because I made cabbage rolls this morning.
 
And you know how you can't make a small amount of cabbage rolls?
 
And so because I made cabbage rolls in ridiculously vast quantities, I took a pan over to my parents.
 
And while I was there my Dad was by his orange trees.

 
And I told my parents that I had seen somewhere that you could make a scented candle out of an orange half.


And they laughed at me.
 
And I, with typical middle child insecurities, insisted that we try it.
 
So.
 
We did.
 
It involved a lot of matches.
 
And a lot if disbelief on their parts.
 
Sigh...
 
...but finally the orange was on fire.
...and we sat around for awhile and watched it burn.
 
And I'm pretty sure I did the whole thing wrong because it never smelled wonderfully of citrus.
 
It only smelled a little bit like burnt orange frosting.
Which isn't a bad scent.
 
But it will probably never make me quite as famous as Adele.
 
And her song about Setting Fire to the Rain.
 
But still.
 
It gives me something in common with her.
 
And so I feel pretty cool.
 
And, of course...
 
I wanted to share that with you!

PS.   I actually researched the orange candle thing.   You're supposed to take all the pith and fruit out and just leave the little white stick-up thing in the center as a wick!   Geez.   Who knew?   I'm definitely going to try this again!
 
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26 comments:

edenhills said...

I wondered if that would be as nice as it sounded. Still it looks nice, and you really did accomplish something quite impressive.

Annesphamily said...

I always enjoy a visit with you Ms. Jenny! I am happy I know you and always enjoy listening to your stories. I wish I had an orange tree! How fun that would be! Plus you still have your folks! You are blessed. Have a beautiful weekend. Hugs Anne

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

Fun! I pinned something like this on Pinterest awhile ago but never tried it... Oh and just so you know, I actually sang Adele's set fire to the rain in a singing competition a few years ago!

Gail said...

One more fun orange fact...if you squeeze the juice out of the skin and light it there will be a small flare of fire...like a miniature flame thrower.

We find all kinds of ways to have fun around here.

Carol Doggett said...

Love oranges!!!Love Adele!!! Love Jenny!!! Love your folks!!! (Tell them hello for me!) =)

Simone said...

I'm tempted to give it a try but with my luck, I'd burn the house down. I'll just take your word for it.

ImagiMeri said...

Oh you're scaring me girlfriend....you playing with matches.........yikes! I've never heard of this before, so naturally I've gotta copy you and try it for myself.

Thanks for calling the other day sweet friend. When am I gonna get to come over and play?

Love ya
Meri

Ms. A said...

Good luck the second time around. (I've only simmered them in water)

H said...

I might try that!

Illsa Gorrey said...

Very cool. I am an Adele fan myself.
I wonder if it would work to make some sort of candle out of hollowed out orange halves, where you pour in wax and put in a wick or something. I don't know. I fear I'm not very crafty.

Maureen said...

This is the kind of thing that happens when we THINK we remember how to do something we saw on a blog or Pinterest! Note to self: Don't try the orange candle without reading up on it.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I think this looks like a fun experiment. I have never thought of you and Adele in the same moment, but now I should.

Theresa said...

I am going to try this and sing a song or two while it is burning:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Tatiana said...

haha, this made me laugh :3 you and Adele are definitely similar! (I'd rather an orange than the rain for sure.)

pasqueflower said...

What fun! And how nice of you to share your cabbage rolls.

Sue said...

How did I miss out on learning this orange information? You shame me.

;)

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I love this idea of the orange. That would smell great.

And boy I love stuffed cabbage...you can always send it our way. Klumkeys? ok that was phonetic spelling but isn't that what they are called? yummo!

letscutthecrap said...

I have some wicks somewhere and plan on trying this orange candle thingy.

I wonder if lighting the orange candle inside the kitchen after making all those cabbage rolls might freshen the air?

Anyway,you are as hilarious and informative as ever, Jenny.

Lorrie said...

Ha! You and Adele do have a lot in common. I've done that orange thing and it works best with a mandarin or clementine that's easily peeled. Saving the middle pith part is the hardest part.
Let your little light shine!

Naperville Now said...

too funny, Jenny!

Rita said...

This was so great! And the pictures are priceless! Plus--now you told us the proper way to burn an orange. Have a flaming good weekend!! :)

Janie Junebug said...

You're prettier than Adele.

Love,
Janie

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I wondered about lighting an orange since I have seen it on Pinterest!
I've been cooking more cabbage and candle are a must....

Busy Bee Suz said...

I think that is a really cool idea....and if I ever find myself camping in an orange grove, well I'll know how to light up the night. :) you are too cute and Adelle's got nothing on Jenny Matlock!

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