It was just a minute, really! I turned the heat on high under my pot of stuffed peppers and the next thing I knew, I smelled burning. I was using my stockpot, which has a very thin bottom and I wasn't thinking.
I was in the kitchen. I smelled it right away, and I knew the only thing to do would be to transfer it to another pot. Of course, the other pot wouldn't hold everything, but that was okay, since I knew I'd have to leave at least some sauce behind. And, no, I did not stir it or scrape any burned parts.
And then I realized I needed the other pot to heat my soup tonight. So I transfered it again to a large food container. And I smelled burnt as I transfered it, but nothing I taste tastes burnt, so I don't know.
It's my main course tomorrow night. I have guests. I have nothing else, except maybe leftover turkey. It has to be all right.
It will be all right, right? It tastes fine.