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2017-09-10 07:58:28 PM  
Once upon a time, my Aunt came over to cook for us. She was making what she called a "Taco Salad" It had all the usual suspects: Tortilla Chips, Tomatoes, beans, beef, cheese, lettuce, salsa and jalapenos. It was also very wet and hot. Like soup. With lettuce in it. She put about 5 or 6 pounds of ingredients (cans of beans undrained, tomatoes undrained etc. in a big bowl of beef and added water and a pack of taco seasoning mix. Very bland concoction. We ate it but dinner should be a soup or a salad, not both, amirite?
 
2017-09-10 08:17:39 PM  
I once ran out of ham. The end.
 
2017-09-10 08:23:52 PM  
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2017-09-10 08:25:07 PM  
The first time I made deviled eggs, I was about 12.  I knew something reddish-orange got sprinkled on top, but I had no knowledge of paprika. I used nutmeg. Lots and lots of nutmeg.
 
2017-09-10 08:43:20 PM  
I made tuna noodle casserole without the tuna.

Twice.
 
2017-09-10 08:55:57 PM  

Dallymo: I made tuna noodle casserole without the tuna.

Twice.


Without a stand-in for the fish?

Was  it especially  crr-unchy?
 
2017-09-10 09:07:43 PM  

Sub Human: Once upon a time, my Aunt came over to cook for us. She was making what she called a "Taco Salad" It had all the usual suspects: Tortilla Chips, Tomatoes, beans, beef, cheese, lettuce, salsa and jalapenos. It was also very wet and hot. Like soup. With lettuce in it. She put about 5 or 6 pounds of ingredients (cans of beans undrained, tomatoes undrained etc. in a big bowl of beef and added water and a pack of taco seasoning mix. Very bland concoction. We ate it but dinner should be a soup or a salad, not both, amirite?


Oh man we did that on college.  Big stock pot, add lettuce, tortilla chips, ground beef, drained beans, and taco seasoning.  Then whatever we had left in the fridge that would work.  We had diced pepperoni one time.  For 7 guys sharing two apartments it was quick and good.

To get back to the tale, my great aunt offered us milk as kids one time.  It was powdered.  And she didn't mix it well.

Then there was the time my parents took us to Vegas and gave us chicken from the buffet.  We complained that it certainly was not chicken until he admitted it was liver.  To this day I'm not sure if he knew that when he grabbed it.
 
2017-09-10 09:21:03 PM  

Sub Human: Dallymo: I made tuna noodle casserole without the tuna.

Twice.

Without a stand-in for the fish?

Was  it especially  crr-unchy?


It was a delicious noodle casserole and I almost got away with "I meant to do that" the first time.
 
2017-09-10 10:22:41 PM  
Here's my story, it will probably always be my favorite

I was standing in a buffet line for lunch one day, and a guy ahead of me dropped a roll onto the ground. The woman behind him said "Uh oh, five minute rule?"

And every head within earshot turned in her direction, and we all spoke in one voice.

"Five MINUTE rule?!"

I will go to my deathbed wondering how that woman survived her childhood.
 
2017-09-10 11:06:35 PM  

Dallymo: Sub Human: Dallymo: I made tuna noodle casserole without the tuna.

Twice.

Without a stand-in for the fish?

Was  it especially  crr-unchy?

It was a delicious noodle casserole and I almost got away with "I meant to do that" the first time.


I'ma try that, when she comes next time.
 
2017-09-10 11:07:42 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: Here's my story, it will probably always be my favorite

I was standing in a buffet line for lunch one day, and a guy ahead of me dropped a roll onto the ground. The woman behind him said "Uh oh, five minute rule?"

And every head within earshot turned in her direction, and we all spoke in one voice.

"Five MINUTE rule?!"

I will go to my deathbed wondering how that woman survived her childhood.


Now that was funny.
 
2017-09-10 11:11:22 PM  

enry: Sub Human: Once upon a time, my Aunt came over to cook for us. She was making what she called a "Taco Salad" It had all the usual suspects: Tortilla Chips, Tomatoes, beans, beef, cheese, lettuce, salsa and jalapenos. It was also very wet and hot. Like soup. With lettuce in it. She put about 5 or 6 pounds of ingredients (cans of beans undrained, tomatoes undrained etc. in a big bowl of beef and added water and a pack of taco seasoning mix. Very bland concoction. We ate it but dinner should be a soup or a salad, not both, amirite?

Oh man we did that on college.  Big stock pot, add lettuce, tortilla chips, ground beef, drained beans, and taco seasoning.  Then whatever we had left in the fridge that would work.  We had diced pepperoni one time.  For 7 guys sharing two apartments it was quick and good.

To get back to the tale, my great aunt offered us milk as kids one time.  It was powdered.  And she didn't mix it well.

Then there was the time my parents took us to Vegas and gave us chicken from the buffet.  We complained that it certainly was not chicken until he admitted it was liver.  To this day I'm not sure if he knew that when he grabbed it.


My dad was a master at the "slip 'em some liver" trick. He'd tell me it was steak and I'd have to slather the stuff in A1 or Heinz 57 to get it down. Ugh. The time before the teenage years were mostly full of jokes at my expense.
 
2017-09-11 12:08:14 AM  
I once threw out three batches of vile tasting Kool-Aid before realizing I had forgotten to add sugar.
 
2017-09-11 12:10:15 AM  
Once as a child I wanted strawberry shortcake, but the strawberries were frozen. So I put the plastic container directly on the burner.

Also, one time as an adult I misread teaspoon for tablespoon and ended up with stuffed shell salt bombs.
 
2017-09-11 01:26:56 AM  
When I was teaching in Japan, people talked about cooking fish by "foi-a-ru yaki". That's foil meaning aluminum foil. Just put fish into aluminum foil, I cant remember if you added oil or butter, or what. But just cook the fish in the aluminum foil in the toaster oven.

Once I tried adding some kind of alcohol for added taste. Don't know what I tried, maybe Bailey's?

Anyway, the alcohol made the toaster oven catch on fire.

I don't remember how I put the fire out, but I did I guess within the span of five scary and humiliating minutes.
 
2017-09-11 01:38:20 AM  

Sub Human: enry: Sub Human: Once upon a time, my Aunt came over to cook for us. She was making what she called a "Taco Salad" It had all the usual suspects: Tortilla Chips, Tomatoes, beans, beef, cheese, lettuce, salsa and jalapenos. It was also very wet and hot. Like soup. With lettuce in it. She put about 5 or 6 pounds of ingredients (cans of beans undrained, tomatoes undrained etc. in a big bowl of beef and added water and a pack of taco seasoning mix. Very bland concoction. We ate it but dinner should be a soup or a salad, not both, amirite?

Oh man we did that on college.  Big stock pot, add lettuce, tortilla chips, ground beef, drained beans, and taco seasoning.  Then whatever we had left in the fridge that would work.  We had diced pepperoni one time.  For 7 guys sharing two apartments it was quick and good.

To get back to the tale, my great aunt offered us milk as kids one time.  It was powdered.  And she didn't mix it well.

Then there was the time my parents took us to Vegas and gave us chicken from the buffet.  We complained that it certainly was not chicken until he admitted it was liver.  To this day I'm not sure if he knew that when he grabbed it.

My dad was a master at the "slip 'em some liver" trick shtick. He'd tell me it was steak and I'd have to slather the stuff in A1 or Heinz 57 to get it down. Ugh. The time before the teenage years were mostly full of jokes at my expense.


Fixed that to give your dad a more Yiddish sense of humor.
 
2017-09-11 03:56:49 AM  
The first time my wife cooked for me, she took the roast chicken out of the oven and dumped it out of the pan and onto my foot.

The first time my in-laws came to our house for Thanksgiving dinner my wife cooked the turkey with the plastic wrapped giblets still inside.
 
2017-09-11 03:56:57 AM  
Ma fixed tostadas fer dinnur one evening and the (corn tortilla) tosada shells turned out as tough as boot leather.

Then the biatch mocked us kids for not being able to cut the f*ckin things with a knife and fork.
 
2017-09-11 03:57:53 AM  
My ex tried to make falafel once.  She cane into the shop I was working at and told me she was going to make them and then bring me some.
A couple hours later she came in and told me that she started a minor grease fire,  grabbed the pan and ran it under the faucet and the resulting flame set her kitchen window curtains on fire.
She was not a good cook to say the least.
 
2017-09-11 04:00:15 AM  
My dad would make chili sometimes growing up... he never used meat so it was basically kidney bean, corn and tomato soup.  I was an adult before i had decent chili.
 
2017-09-11 04:00:48 AM  
Centuries later I was whoopin' up a batch of turkey gravy that ended up only vaguely edible.

The peculiar thing was, it was the only time in my life I ever made sh*tty gravy.
 
2017-09-11 04:01:39 AM  
My dad also answered the question of whether he would like a peanut butter or bologna sandwich with "whatever."  He got a peanut butter and bologna sandwich and asked for it the next day.  I'm pretty sure he doesn't have taste buds.
 
2017-09-11 04:06:18 AM  
I tried to make chicken wings in the oven one...i even went online and looked at recipes and instructions. 30 bucks and for hours later i had burnt to a crisp chicken which wasn't cooked well enough through to eat and was on my computer ordering wings from a pizza place.
 
2017-09-11 04:12:44 AM  
Came back to the apartment with my girlfriend in toe returning from a party at another apartment in the complex. We were both beyond trashed and hungey so we put a frouen pizza in the oven and promptly passed out.
Our roommate came home from the party a hour later to us sleeping on the couch an apartment filled with some and a black ashy round ex-pizza with little bits of flame still on it.

/Happy to be alive
//happy the oven survived
///mostly sad the pizza died, we were really hungry
 
2017-09-11 04:24:25 AM  

orangehat: My dad also answered the question of whether he would like a peanut butter or bologna sandwich with "whatever."  He got a peanut butter and bologna sandwich and asked for it the next day.  I'm pretty sure he doesn't have taste buds.


Or, perhaps his taste buds are developed so far beyond what mere mortals such as you and I cannot even begin to understand.

/probably not though
//off to try a peanut butter and bologna sandwich just in case
///only with salami or turkey or potted meat.... urp  X-b
 
2017-09-11 04:24:40 AM  
Millenia later, the gang is hanging out at a townie friend's house and the Computer Whisperer, who is usually a very creditable cook, and who in addition is armed with a formidable IQ of something like 230, got himself crossed up by a casserole of scalloped potatoes that would just not get themselves baked.

The oven was fully operational, the actual dish was the correct dish to use, and absolutely no one could discern how the otherwise perfectly acceptable recipe had malfunctioned.

He cooked the hell outta those spuds. They stubbornly resisted until he decided he'd had enough of their uppity attitude.

The judgement of the potatoes was favourable based largely on several abstruse legal technicalities concerning the inadvertent discovery, salvage and disposition of NASA property by insufficiently trained civilians, the presence of salt, pepper, melted cheese, and garlic, and a demonstration that they could indeed be chewed by humans.

Our friend gleefully dubbed them Space Shuttle Thermal Protection System Potatoes.

They were actually not bad.
 
2017-09-11 04:33:06 AM  

zamboni: orangehat: My dad also answered the question of whether he would like a peanut butter or bologna sandwich with "whatever."  He got a peanut butter and bologna sandwich and asked for it the next day.  I'm pretty sure he doesn't have taste buds.

Or, perhaps his taste buds are developed so far beyond what mere mortals such as you and I cannot even begin to understand.

/probably not though
//off to try a peanut butter and bologna sandwich just in case
///only with salami or turkey or potted meat.... urp  X-b


 I've had a peanut butter and jelly burger and it was good.  Not something I'd order all of the time but I was pleasantly surprised.
But I'm pretty sure he has no taste buds.  My mom used to work out of town all week for a few years and he was eating canned soup and waffles.
 
2017-09-11 04:45:33 AM  

Kevin72: Sub Human: enry: Sub Human: Once upon a time, my Aunt came over to cook for us. She was making what she called a "Taco Salad" It had all the usual suspects: Tortilla Chips, Tomatoes, beans, beef, cheese, lettuce, salsa and jalapenos. It was also very wet and hot. Like soup. With lettuce in it. She put about 5 or 6 pounds of ingredients (cans of beans undrained, tomatoes undrained etc. in a big bowl of beef and added water and a pack of taco seasoning mix. Very bland concoction. We ate it but dinner should be a soup or a salad, not both, amirite?

Oh man we did that on college.  Big stock pot, add lettuce, tortilla chips, ground beef, drained beans, and taco seasoning.  Then whatever we had left in the fridge that would work.  We had diced pepperoni one time.  For 7 guys sharing two apartments it was quick and good.

To get back to the tale, my great aunt offered us milk as kids one time.  It was powdered.  And she didn't mix it well.

Then there was the time my parents took us to Vegas and gave us chicken from the buffet.  We complained that it certainly was not chicken until he admitted it was liver.  To this day I'm not sure if he knew that when he grabbed it.

My dad was a master at the "slip 'em some liver" trick shtick. He'd tell me it was steak and I'd have to slather the stuff in A1 or Heinz 57 to get it down. Ugh. The time before the teenage years were mostly full of jokes at my expense.

Fixed that to give your dad a more Yiddish sense of humor.


Whaddya want? Chopped liver? Yeah, Papa wasn't Jewish, but he loved the Jewish humorists, all people of every race and creed for that matter and of course Deli Food. He used to deliver Ice Cream and Milk and later Bread to the delicatessen/bodega scene in Miami Beach. He'd take us to Wolfie's for some Lox and Bagel mit dem schmear of cream cheese. Good times. I loved that the pickles were free table fare like bread. I haven't been there in 38-40 years.
/sorry about the random capitals
//it's a sickness.
 
2017-09-11 04:51:35 AM  

zamboni: orangehat: My dad also answered the question of whether he would like a peanut butter or bologna sandwich with "whatever."  He got a peanut butter and bologna sandwich and asked for it the next day.  I'm pretty sure he doesn't have taste buds.

Or, perhaps his taste buds are developed so far beyond what mere mortals such as you and I cannot even begin to understand.

/probably not though
//off to try a peanut butter and bologna sandwich just in case
///only with salami or turkey or potted meat.... urp  X-b


I like peanut butter and bacon sandwiches. I have very advanced taste buds.
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2017-09-11 05:00:55 AM  
Take the egg out of the shell before microwaving
 
2017-09-11 05:03:43 AM  
I have a recent one, just two days old. I was hard-boiling some eggs and forgot about them. Was in the other room reading on the iPad and all of a sudden heard POW! POW! I went in to investigate and found that all the water had boiled out and two of the eggs had exploded. There were hundreds pieces of sticky cooked egg white and eggshell all over the kitchen walls and floor, most about the size of grains of rice. Cleaning it up was a biatch.
 
2017-09-11 05:04:16 AM  

Notabunny: Take the egg out of the shell before microwaving


::::shakes tiny fist::::
 
2017-09-11 05:24:45 AM  
I finally dialled up the courage to make a timpano. I made the pasta myself, and the filling, took about 3 hours all up, then another hour to cook.

It was dry, chewy, and not at all like that foodgasm known as lasagne. Maybe I'll try it again one day, but not soon. Lasagne will have to do in the meantime.
 
2017-09-11 05:31:55 AM  

dodecahedron: I have a recent one, just two days old. I was hard-boiling some eggs and forgot about them. Was in the other room reading on the iPad and all of a sudden heard POW! POW! I went in to investigate and found that all the water had boiled out and two of the eggs had exploded. There were hundreds pieces of sticky cooked egg white and eggshell all over the kitchen walls and floor, most about the size of grains of rice. Cleaning it up was a biatch.


Oy. If that stuff dries you gotta call the Department of Defense to come scrape it off with like a nuke or sumpin.
 
2017-09-11 06:17:44 AM  

Notabunny: Take the egg out of the shell before microwaving


When I was working the night shift at the Bellagio, the dealers on break thought it was funny or something to microwave a egg in the employee cafeteria microwave and watch it explode. Being dealers, there wasn't much anybody could do about it at the time.
 
2017-09-11 06:23:32 AM  

Coelacanth: Notabunny: Take the egg out of the shell before microwaving

When I was working the night shift at the Bellagio, the dealers on break thought it was funny or something to microwave a egg in the employee cafeteria microwave and watch it explode. Being dealers, there wasn't much anybody could do about it at the time.


Tsk. Humans....
 
2017-09-11 06:28:20 AM  

orangehat: My dad also answered the question of whether he would like a peanut butter or bologna sandwich with "whatever."  He got a peanut butter and bologna sandwich and asked for it the next day.  I'm pretty sure he doesn't have taste buds.


Try it. It's actually good. Was my father's favorite. Is one of my granddaughter's, too.

 Peanut butter and bleu cheese for me.

/sweet & salty
 
2017-09-11 07:00:28 AM  
Almost set my apartment on fire when I forgot about some bacon I'd left frying on the stovetop.

I had to throw out the bacon  :(
 
2017-09-11 07:39:23 AM  
My aunt decided to make a turkey for Easter when year. She put it in the wash basin in the laundry room to thaw. Then she forgot about it and turned on the washer.

So all of the dirty soapy water filled up the wash basin during the drain cycle and covered the turkey. She came back and discovered it and pulled it out. She let it finish thawing in the refrigerator and decided it would be okay to cook it anyway because it was wrapped in the plastic.

Needless to say it tasted like soap. I think we just ate side dishes and somebody ran out to see if they could find a canned ham.

Every year here in Chicago one of the radio stations has people call in with their questions about how to cook a turkey or to tell stories about past failures and successes. She has called in at least three times using a fake name to tell this story. I can't tell if she's proud or embarrassed.
 
2017-09-11 07:48:03 AM  

orangehat: My dad also answered the question of whether he would like a peanut butter or bologna sandwich with "whatever."  He got a peanut butter and bologna sandwich and asked for it the next day.  I'm pretty sure he doesn't have taste buds.


My daughter once asked for a baloney and strawberry jelly sammich.   I told her I'd make it but she'd have to eat it.  She ate it and asked for another.
 
2017-09-11 08:24:42 AM  
When my brother and I were kids one of our favorite meals was mac n cheese and real frozen fish portions. Hey, we were kids.

Mom was cooking for us one night and there was an "oven malfunction" which resulted in fish portions that were blacked like charcoal on the outside and still frozen on the inside.

/Mom is not a very good cook
//we torment her about this to this day
///something something dynamite monkey
 
2017-09-11 08:40:58 AM  
When I was a kid my family would have jello and ice cream mixed together.  You first let the jello set and then stir in ice cream.  The key to making it was using vanilla ice cream.  We called it "Bavarian Creme" but I don't think that was the correct name.  Anyway, it was delicious.
One day my sister made some cherry-flavored jello and sent me to the store for some ice cream.  Instead of buying vanilla, I bought chocolate.  When I got home she gave me crap for buying chocolate but had no choice but to mix it with the jello.  The resulting mix looked like diarrhea.
 
2017-09-11 08:43:07 AM  

End_Of_Line: When my brother and I were kids one of our favorite meals was mac n cheese and real frozen fish portions. Hey, we were kids.

Mom was cooking for us one night and there was an "oven malfunction" which resulted in fish portions that were blacked like charcoal on the outside and still frozen on the inside.

/Mom is not a very good cook
//we torment her about this to this day
///something something dynamite monkey


I was eighteen years old before I realized that everyone's fried chicken made at home wasn't black on two sides and pale on the other edges.  Mom cooked everything to death. The worst of all was the boiled squash. She didn't ever do anything to a vegetable but boil it for 20 minutes in salt water, drain and serve.

I take that back, she occasionally fried eggplant by dipping it in cornmeal and frying in oil that was waaay too cold. Greasy corn slime anyone?
 
2017-09-11 08:51:12 AM  
I've done the "left the giblets and liver in the turkey" schtick. Blech. The whole bird takes on a liver flavor. That's pretty horrible.

Not exactly a food problem but I laughed my keister off when my dad used Brylcreem instead of Colgate one morning.  Y'see they both come in a little red and white aluminum tube, or at least they did in 1967.
 
2017-09-11 09:08:28 AM  
Years ago, I was handed an event at the Northampton Brewery. A fairly simple beer dinner, and the chef and I sat down, and we worked out the menu, costed out our labor, and it included the run up time for prep, and it was going to come in with the cost of the sold dinners, within acceptable parameters. I took my weekend off, and came back on Monday, prepared to put in the time and get the sucker up and running.

I came back to find out that the chef had been released. And the event that I was going to work had been thrown out, and redone. And that my entire crew was tasked to get it done. This meant that we called in all hands for this thing. The menu had been redone, so we had to bring in new items, which we didn't normally use, so there was the added cost for the food. Plus the added labor. Our first beer dinner wound up going from being an event that two cooks would run with two waitstaff, and a little help to bring out food from our regular staff, to six cooks working feverishly to do the damn thing the day of the event, with zero prep time allotted, so it was all hands on deck for a dinner party for 24 or so.

It went from an event with a 30% food cost and a 30% labor cost, to 100% food cost and 300% labor. Which means we lost a damn lot of money doing the damn thing. Had we just stuck to the plan, with the original menu, it would have been a far more easy event, with a menu that reflected what we actually DID at the Brewery instead of odd fancies of the imagination, and it would have been a low key and fun promotion. Instead, it became a feverish sh*tshow that we didn't do again for YEARS...

Even if you fire the chef, have some faith in your staff to pull off a well planned event...
 
2017-09-11 09:09:34 AM  
There was one time when I decided I was going to make a really good tuna sandwich.  I got out the ingredients and chopped up some celery and onions.  When it came time to adding the tuna I discovered that I only had chunk light tuna (instead of flake light).  To avoid the effort of breaking up the chunk tuna, I decided that I was going to put all the ingredients in a blender.
That was when I made a tuna shake.  It was disgusting looking.
However, a friend of mine didn't let it go to waste.  He suggested boiling some potatoes and pouring the shake over them.  It was actually quite delicious.
 
2017-09-11 09:29:41 AM  
Once I decided to make bread, but the loaves all turned out hard and dense. I guess I don't have the touch. So instead I thought I'd bake up some of that frozen bread dough. They'd probably gotten the yeast right, I figured, since they were still in business.

I followed all the steps, and when it came time to let the defrosted dough rise in a warm place, I put it on my big old-fashioned ceramic and iron stove, which had a pilot light always lit.

Hours later I remembered the bread and so my kidlet and I went back into the kitchen, her running ahead of me. She suddenly stopped and screamed and pointed. Scared by my toddler's reaction, I peered where she was pointing and saw a giant bulging mass of bread dough filling the entire space between the stove and the side of the counter. The rising dough had toppled the bowl over and it had fallen in between and because of the warmth it had "risen" massively.

It was The Blob.

Took me forever to clean it out, especially from behind that cast-iron monstrosity of a stove, and for years there was still the smell of bread every time I used the oven.

Then there was the time my mother used a packet of Dreamwhip instead of the flour slurry to make gravy one Thanksgiving and it turned out to be *delicious*! She, however, being a truly spectacular cook, could not get over the embarrassment. I mean, people were eating extra rolls, just dipping them in the gravy, and she was still red-faced in embarrassment. I haven't had the courage to try it myself.

Not a food disaster but back in the day when my parents were first married, my Mom decided to cook some of her "exotic Italian" food for her in-laws. My Dad's side of the family were poor, dirt poor, Missouri farmers and had never had anything even as pedestrian as spaghetti and meatballs. The main reason my Dad joined the Air Force as soon as he was able was to get away from home and get some decent food, as my grandmother was a terrible cook who had very little to work with in the best of times with a family of 8.

At any rate, my Mom decided to make Eggplant Parmesan and so she cut and soaked the eggplants, then set up a dredging station and began to fry the slices, turning them with a fork and then putting them on a towel-covered pan to drain. She must have made six large eggplants and then turned around to find the entire family standing there looking sheepish and a completely empty tray where there had once been copious amounts of fried eggplant. She would laugh when she told that story and then follow it up with the story of the runt piglet who lived in the kitchen until it would get big enough to survive the sty nearly tripping her on the way to the outhouse running between her feet.
 
2017-09-11 09:31:43 AM  
My sisters decided to make chocolate chip cookies one rainy weekend when they were about eight. I was next door at my best friend's house when my youngest sister showed up asking to borrow salt. That seemed odd, but we didn't realize why until we tried the freshly baked cookies. My sisters has misread the recipe, and added 1/4 cup of salt instead of the usual 1/4 teaspoon.
 
2017-09-11 09:38:29 AM  
Thanksgiving, I'm cooking for about 13 people.  Things are going good until I realized the oven was 100 degrees too hot.  I said "shiat!", turned it down, mom said "Snot, that's too low.  The turkey will never be done by dinnertime".

Yep, that was one overcooked, dried out turkey.

/ RIP mom
// still miss ya
 
2017-09-11 10:22:52 AM  

mutterfark: My sisters decided to make chocolate chip cookies one rainy weekend when they were about eight. I was next door at my best friend's house when my youngest sister showed up asking to borrow salt. That seemed odd, but we didn't realize why until we tried the freshly baked cookies. My sisters has misread the recipe, and added 1/4 cup of salt instead of the usual 1/4 teaspoon.


Reminds me when making pound cakes with my cousins. The recipe called for "250g of sugar, salt (meaning "a pinch of salt"). Yeah, we put 250g of salt in our cake.
 
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