Oops, took my eye of the ball this evening and whilst cooking the meal was called outside to help lift a double glazed door unit into place in the new gite. When I returned to the kitchen I could not see through the smoke and thought I had burnt the kitchen down! Infact, I had left the pan on the hob, it had boiled dry and the vegetables were worse than burnt offerings!
Oh what to do at short notice to serve a meal. Ching.... good idea - Cut off the burnt reboiled them to remove the bad taste and served them with a sauce! voila, perfect.