Thursday, March 19, 2009

Foodie Friday Bloopers


It's Friday, it's spring and I get to meet some fellow bloggers in person on Saturday - I am doing the happy dance here! But first, it's time for another edition of Foodie Friday, so graciously hosted every week by Gollum. If you haven't visited Gollum's blog yet, shame on you! She has the most wonderful decorating and cooking ideas, and her blog is just full of eye candy! Stop by http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/ and visit - I guarantee that you'll go back again and again. This week's optional theme is "kitchen bloopers and mishaps". Goodness knows that I have had plenty of these. If you don't believe me, see last week's post where I nearly used ground cumin instead of cinnamon to roll candy! But the recipe mess up that I remember best actually involved my sister and I. I was perhaps 12, so Sis was 9. We got the brilliant idea to surprise everyone and make chocolate chip cookies. We didn't think it would be all that difficult. You see, we had a secret weapon.
I mean really, how hard could this be? A little water, a little oil, some egg . . . . We had visions of a delectable treat that looked just like this . . . .

Unfortunately, we neglected to notice that the cookie mix we had was for either one or two batches. Someone had already made one. We followed the directions for two. The batter was basically like tan water, so we thought, what the heck, it just needs some more flour. So we added some flour. ALOT of flour. We ended up with something that was more like this . . .


You've heard the expression measure twice, cut once? Well we learned the hard way that the same basic principal applies to cooking! Now pop on over to Gollum's place and see who else is admitting their most appalling kitchen catastrophes.

25 comments:

susan said...

A valuable lesson, but I think those early trials and errors are what gives us a passion for cooking!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

At least you were trying at an early age! As an adult, I would still do something like this. Fun story. Thanks for sharing. laurie

Gollum said...

This is a great cooking story. Young Bandwith is just venturing into culinary creations, and he can't take the bloopers. I don't know how to explain that bloopers are necessary...and, for most of us, neverending.

Shirley said...

At least you have the excuse of being very young.

Chandy said...

You know cookies and me, packaged or not just don't see eye to eye in my oven. Something always go wrong, lol!

Thanks for nice comments on my own mishap at my blog! :-)

Kristi said...

At least you can say you were young! I've learned not to do anything but focus when I'm measuring my ingredients. It's too easy to forget what cup of flour that is that your pouring into your bowl! Thanks for the story!

Nancy Jane said...

This is a wonderful kitchen memory story. At least you were young! I have a cousin who's now over 60 and murders recipes I've given her. Then she calls and tells me that I left something out. We've spent a lot of time on the phone figuring out where she went wrong! Nancy

Beth at Aunties said...

So funny. When our daughter Natalie at http://homesweethideaway.blogspot.com was about 12 years old she decided to make us a 'home made' anniversary cake while we were gone.... In the recipe, she mixed up the baking soda and the flour. First it rose and over flowed in the oven and then fell flatter than a pancake!

Those are fun memories!

Foley said...

LOL - something you can share with your sister for years!! At least you both tried...

marty39 said...

Kat that is so funny. I have made those kind of dumb mistakes as an adult, so as children I think you're excused. Great post. Hugs, Marty

Melissa Miller said...
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Melissa Miller said...

Cute and funny story!

I can't wait to hear about who you got to meet! ;)

Cass said...

Well, an understandable mistake, and a good lesson learned! I think it's great that as kids you and your sister were brave enough to even attempt to make cookies!

Cass

xinex said...

We do learn from your mistakes, don't we, Kathy? I am so exicted for you! Have fun meeting other bloggers on Sat!...Christine

Frippery said...

Too funny. I just found your blog through Gollum and your nice comment on my blog. I started a second blog on empty nesting but haven't added any posts yet. Can't wait to read through your posts. (My daughter is a high school Senior and my son is a third year college student who recently moved home for a bit to commute so I am not quite empty yet) Thanks for the comment, Pam

prof en retraite said...

Hi Kat...What a cute story!! I remember an attempt at making a surprise breakfast for my sleeping parents...who smiled but didn't eat it!! Have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

Happy To Be said...

Now girl this is funny...I mean really funny... at least you can blame it on youth...I still do dumb things in my kitchen and girl I have kids calling me Grand ma now ha ha!! hey I made recipes and even give them new names because they don't look like the pictures...Hope you have a great weekend...dear friend.Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Have a great first weekend of Spring ~ Susan

Bo said...

Hi Kathy...you are probably an excellent cook now! We have to have those disasters to know the difference...LOL ;-) Bo

DesignTies said...

Reminds me of the first time I tried to make pancakes for my family when I was about 8 - the batter was so thick that the dollop wouldn't spred on the skillet!!

Kathy - thank you so much for stopping by DesignTies and sharing in my little wee success!! Cheers!

Victoria: EdinDesign Interiors @ DesignTies

Helen said...

Hysterically funny ... have a wonderful week!

Kathysue said...

I bet two little girls were a bit disappointed but at least you tried.I have an aunt who is known for not cooking or should I say not cooking well and she made an oatmeal cake that never rose because she forgot to put in the flour so she basically baked a bowl of oatmeal.We could write a book,hehe.Hugs kathysue

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Oh how funny....that story reminds me of a time my sister wanted to make my dad a pie and put a cup of salt in the crust instead of a tablespoon! She was really young and so proud of it....he actually ate it to appease her and she smiled big! Now that's a good dad!

Paula Bee said...

Cute story! Wonderful memories are often made in the kitchen! Love, Paula

marty39 said...

Kat, thank you for wonderful comments about my Met. Mon post. I appreciate it very much. I will see you around the community. Hugs, Marty