Something a fellow chowhound posted about a kitchen mishap she had with her husband led me to think it might be fun to share some of our odd/strage/funny misunderstandings in the kitchen with our significant other.
In my case most of the mishaps related to food shopping rather than cooking since my partner rarely comes into the kitchen (I'm a bit of a control freak in there).
Example 1: I asked him to pick me up a few bunches of green onions at the market. I should have known something was up, but I told him that they are always in bunches but if for some reason they were loose that he should get me 12 green onions.
He came home with a huge bag of 12 leeks. I laughed my butt off, and luckily he thought it was funny also.
Example 2: I asked him to grab 2 whole wheat and 2 regular baguettes at the bakery as we were having some company. When I saw him come home with a few bags from Safeway I asked if he went to the bakery. He said yes that he had been and the presented me with 4 huge french loaves from the safeway bread case. Again I laughed but this time he didn't think it was so funny. I explained that when I said bakery I meant the neighbourhood baker we go to all the time and not the bread case at the local safeway. Also, while a baguette is technically a French type of bread it was not interchangeable with any loaf of French bread.
He got the point, and we are now much clearer when discussing errands.
What funny mishaps or miscommunications have you had in your home kitchen.