Thank God for the internet! I came across an article that was a 'How to" for cleaning burnt pots just a few days before my incident and I knew it was a God thing. The second time around, I decided to try it and IT WORKED!
To clean a burnt pot you need:
First fill the pot with a layer of water (enough to cover the bottom). Add about a cup of vinegar. Bring that to a boil. As this boils you'll see the burnt spots begin to loosen. Once it's a rolling boil, remove the pot from the heat. Add about 2 Tbs. of baking soda to the pot. It will cause an explosion! It's awesome! But, not too messy. It's more of a contained explosion. This step it what really breaks off the burnt spots. Once all of that is done, dump it out and for the tough spots, scrub the pot with a sponge and some dish detergent.