Worked until almost 8 tonight - brain was not working well - not enough sleep over the last few days. I need to get into the habit of going to bed by a certain time and having a lights out curfew. I'm getting too old for this 4-5 hours sleep bit.
Anyway, got home, threw leftover rice and beef in black bean sauce chow fun into the steamer. Then I went and sat down in front of the pc to read lj and email. Bad move. Totally forgot about food. Did the "eek" and took pot off the stove just as the last drops of water were boiling away. Pot still has copper on its copper bottom. I've ruined a dutch oven that way - was making corned beef and veggies (not cabbage) and I had fallen asleep. *sigh*