Thursday, August 20, 2009

Don't Try This At Home


Do these two red cans look similar to you? Let's just say you're in a big hurry to whip together supper. You're having Chicken in a Garlic Parsley Sauce over Brown Rice, and you need Non-GMO cornstarch to thicken the sauce.


You reach for the closest red can. It is slightly smaller than the can you're looking for, but you don't notice because you're rushed. You add two tablespoons of the white powder to the cup of cold milk you have sitting on the counter. You turn around to get a spoon so that you can stir it up and add it to the warm chicken stock on the nearby stove.


But, by the time you turn around, you notice that you have created a white volcano that is overflowing the mixing cup and spilling down the counter onto the floor. You make a run for the sink with the volcano in hand, but you leave a trail of frothy white meringue-y stuff the whole way there... two tablespoons of baking powder is enough to do that to a cup of milk, I've discovered!


You get a good chuckle, wish your kids could have seen the amazing display, quickly clean up the trail of froth and start with a fresh cup of milk. This time you use cornstarch from the bigger red can, thankful that you had an extra cup of milk to spare in a house where the gallon always seems to be nearly empty.



Had any kitchen bloopers lately? I'd love to hear about them...


Keeping this health journey adventuresome and fun,

6 comments:

TeresaR said...

Oh my! Glad it wasn't too serious...I can't think of any major mishap off the top of my head, but then again, I don't cook very often. ;)

amy said...

sweet friend! i had an incident with baking powder as well a few weeks ago. i was in a hurry and didn't read the directions to a new biscuit recipe well. i put in 4 tablespoons as opposed to 4 teaspoons. they were so horrific! at least you caught it before it ruined the meal!

Christian Frugal Mama said...

Ha. Love it! Whenever I would mess up in the kitchen I'd blame it one being pregnant, but since that no longer applies, I blame it on "Babies kill braincells." But I guess in your case you can use the pregnancy excuse. It's really true. For some reason I make the most ridiculous mistakes in the kitchen when I'm pregnant!

Heather said...

That was tooo funny...enough so that my 9 year old DS decided to check it out for himself!

Tonya said...

Thanks for the chuckle! I would have loved to be a fly on the wall! Got my Shaklee Incredivites today...the girls said they're GOOD! YAY! Haven't tried swallowing the pearls yet. I'll let you know how it goes.

busymomof10 said...

Thanks for sharing your OOPS! that was so funny!!

One time one of my children mistakenly used sea salt for sugar in making hot chocolate!!! Talk about Disgusting!!!

Thanks for sharing!