1.) Preheat heavy cast iron pan in oven like planned.
2. Get stuff ready to put in pan.
3.) Take pan out with mitt to put stuff in, put stuff in.
. . . okay so far . . .
4.) Misjudge weight of pan when lifting it to put back in the oven and steady it with your other hand which is bare.
Yes, I am an idiot. I am also a klutz. But hey, I've learned just enough to keep the burn cream handy?