Monday, February 8, 2010

NEEDIN' A BREAK FROM MY KITCHEN

Seriously, the past few days have been NOT so good when it comes to baking in my kitchen! First, my chocolate chip oatmeal cookies came out of the oven flat as pancakes. Well, actually, they were a heck of a lot flatter. So maybe I should refer to it more as paper thin! Oh well, good thing they tasted good but then again if they look like hud who's gonna want to even pick them up to try them. So guess what I did, packaged them up on plates and took them to the neighbors and ran! LOL. Well, kinda! I did take them over with a warning that they weren't pretty and if they didn't want me to make them cookies anymore that they could return the cookies and leave them on my front doorstep and the message would be loud and clear! Then I ran! We really didn't want to pork out on 4 dozen cookies!

Today ended up not being much different! I was making dinner for a friend of mine who had surgery and decided I'd make use of my very ripe bananas and make banana chocolate chip bread. When I first started mixing the dry ingredients I quickly figured out that I hadn't been paying attention to my teaspoons and put way too much of the spices in and ended up throwing that in the garbage and starting over. When I finally finished mixing it the right way I threw it in the oven and everything seemed like it was now running smoothly. When it was time to pull it out of the oven it definately did not look normal! So I pulled out the recipe to check if I had missed anything and good golly, I left the baking soda out! Well, now I know why baking soda is so important! As a result, I was left with no more time to whip up something else and quickly raced to the store and picked up some klondike bars. Who doesn't like icecream, right?! Now that, I don't think I could mess up. Actually, this week, don't put it past me! LOL.

I would have posted pictures but then that would mean I would have had to put an "R" rating on my blog due to disturbing images! Ugggghhhhh, I think I'm putting my spatula to rest for a couple of days until my brain is no longer scattered! This baker needs to pull it together and fast! Valentine's is just around the corner!

7 comments:

TIFF said...

Personally.....I thought the cookies were DE-LISH!!!! We loved them and it was a good surprise to come home to some homemade treats!! You are always so nice to share....I'll return the favor sometime soon! ;)

Emily said...

You're better than I am...I think I would just eat them all up myself. :) And I'm sure they still tasted great and that's what counts.

Debbie said...

LOL! Glad I'm not the only one with feelin' like blowing up my kitchen. Bread has become my arch nemisis. No matter how I adjust, my loaves look awful! Hang in there... I'm told it eventually works out. Hehe.

Emily said...

BTW, I love the new picts on the side of your blog, especially the one of you and Chad...very sweet. That's one your kids will blow up an display at your 50th wedding anniversary. :)

mistieleigh said...

i also love the new picts on the side of your page. soooo cute...all of them. we miss you guys like crazy. we need to put on the calendar when we are comign to see you!
i sware my oven in NJ would do those same things...possessed maybe? all my cookies were flat? frustrating to say the least!

Try again next week...maybe it is the weather?!!

Connie said...

If it makes you feel any better....my kids have it down pact. I open the oven door and they open the back door as I run out with the pan of singed 'whatever it was I cooked'. It's gotten so bad, now they tell people: 'my mom burns everything'. But your story made me chuckle.

gretchen said...

I'm seriously behind on my blog reading, but this was such a funny post!! I totally know the feeling! Glad I'm not the only one who gets totally frustrated with my kitchen failures. :)