Wednesday, September 26, 2012

my curse

though i have never encountered a troll under a bridge, nor an evil witch(except in my mirror), or stepped on a crack and broken my mother's back, i live with a pretty serious curse. it's the curse of being perfectly capable of making foodstuffs for my own family, but immediately losing all culinary capability when guests are present in my home. 

par exemple, saturday night i stayed up late chopping giant sized chocolate bars, mixing a special blend of cake and bread flours and chilling for over 24 hours to create the perfect chocolate chip cookie concoction. when i baked them the next day after the proper chilling period in anticipation of our guests, i
resulted in this mess:

 which had to be served like this:

and then i cried myself to sleep. 
that is why i dread entertaining guests. 


Emily Curfew said...

hmmmm. what kind of recipe was this? melted butter? not baking soda or powder? no eggs?
sorry about your curse.

Will and Natalie Giddens said...

You're right, you've somehow been cursed. I will never, ever, EVER forget you cooking a pot roast one Sunday when we lived in Crown that not only made us and the entire building smell, but also ended up kind of burning. I remember we mixed it when some Lipton's Onion Soup Mix and called it good. You may have been feeding Thomas that night.

What did your guest say/do when you pulled out the piece de resistance?

Ashley said...

Did it taste good? That's really all that matters ;)

Jess said...

I am about to hyperventilate I am laughing so hard. Bless you. I am not a cook, either.

HJolley said...

I have the same prob. I make cookies more often than I would like to admit, but whenever I am making them with a purpose, they are gross.

Or, I made 4 mini loaves of banana bread last week and threw them all away.

Jessica said...

that sucks! feeding other people is already stressful enough without having to deal with a curse. :(