Cheery Sunday! Ready for Koffee Klatch?

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   Posted 11/8/2009 12:51 AM (GMT -7)   
For anyone new to our Koffee Klatch, it's a few minutes each day when we take some time for fun! Yep, just plain old fun. We deserve to laugh, giggle and just be silly like 'normal' fold Anyone ever figure out what a 'normal' person is like? How sad! turn

The only rules in the Koffee Klatch we do NOT mention the 'P' word. (psssttt, for those who aren't sure what the 'P' word's the {pain} word..sssshhhhh) And the only other rule is to have fun! Even if you're not from the Fibro or Chronic Pain forums where we have our daily Koffee Klatch, you are welcome to join. Everyone on Healing Well deserves to have some fun and smile. So jump on in whether this is your first post or the 10,000th post. smilewinkgrin

Two things we seem to be mighty good at are the word types games and talking about food! We haven't done that in a while. So, at some point in our lives whether we're male or female we all have to do some cooking. You might be a very accomplished chef, cooked and raised a family of 7 children or been a bachelor all your life and only cooked meals that you could make in the microwave. But no matter what your style or experience we all have had disasters! smhair smhair

Ever cook pasta and you were afraid you didn't put in enough, so you put in a little more, and oh, just one more handful should do it? Before they were completely cooked they filled up the entire kettle, you divided the batch into 2 kettles and a fry pan and it nearly overflowed those pans before the pasta was cooked. You were cooking enough for 4 people and you now have enough to feed the entire population of Alaska! My DIL had that happen not long after they married. Or the time I found my huge white, long hair cat curled up on a yellow cake that was cooling on the counter. I mean, it was soft and warm. He had no idea why id got in

But the first one that I messed up was some pumpkin pies I made as a young teenager. I had done a lot of baking and made these pies many times but on this day I was making them especially because my brother liked them. On this particular day the pies had been in the oven long enough to be done. I used a table knife to test and make sure the center was cooked. When I pulled the oven rack out the pies sloshed! Yep, like 2 giant pools of pumpkin colored bath water. WHAT had gone wrong??? All of the other ones I had ever baked came out perfect. So I let them cook a little bit longer. In the mean time I started cleaning up the kitchen and OH MY...Goodness!!! Why were there 4 eggs sitting on the counter by the mixer? DUH <slapping forehead> I forgot the eggs in the pumpkin pie filling. Without eggs they have no way to thicken the pie and it remains liquid, hot tasty liquid...lmbo. So I took them out of the oven and told mom what happened. No problem, mistakes happen. But my brother, who was/is the consummate goofball, had to make ugly comments and start drinking the soup. Easy fix...I never made him pumpkin pies again. smilewinkgrin Do NOT mess with the cook!

What cooking disasters have you had???
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   Posted 11/8/2009 5:11 AM (GMT -7)   

My famous hockey puck brownies...about an quarter of an inch thick and skeet shooting material.  I think I forgot the eggs.  Of course, the ole cooking a roasting chicken with the innerds still inside...what fibromite hasn't done that?  Adding a cup of salt instead of sugar to a Christmas cookie recipe...not my fault...was at my son's house and he put salt in a sugar canister.  They sure were yummy!  Paprika or Cayenne pepper in the coffee instead of cinnamon.  Roasting a turkey breast with saran wrap tented over it instead of aluminum foil...Oh...I could go on forever.  Oh...and do you know dried garlic looks just like coconut when stored in an unmarked plastic baggie?  Simply scrumptious sprinkled on top of a banana cream pie.



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   Posted 11/8/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a brownie story too! When I was about 12, I decided I would make a batch of
brownies and surprise my parents. They were gone to church. My siblings and I had gone
to an earlier mass. I am the oldest and my sibs were excited about my plan. Back then
we had a gas oven and I had to light the pilot light. I managed to get it lit with only one
singed eyebrow.

I mixed all the ingredients and put the brownies in the oven. I waited the right amount
of time to take the brownies out, but I thought I better be sure they were done, so I
did the toothpick test. I had seen my mother do it many times when she baked a cake.
The toothpick never came out clean, so I would return the pan to the oven.

The kitchen didn't smell like brownies anymore, something was burning. My brother and I
opened all the windows trying to get rid of the smell before my parents got home. We
tried to get the burned brownies out of the pan, but they wouldn't budge, so we went out
side and began banging the pan on the concrete. We threw the pan away. My younger
sister tattled on us. I did surprise my parents though.

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   Posted 11/8/2009 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
about two years ago I wanted to try to make some Peanut Butter cookies made using "Honey" and your
supposed to omit the brown sugar, so I started making them and totally forgot to omit the brown sugar
and well they were the sweetest peanut butter cookies I've ever made...
and to this day that has bothered me...
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Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...


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   Posted 11/8/2009 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I remember years ago I made some beautiful roasted chicken. Well, I had good drippings for the gravy. I season them and got ready to nput the cornstarch in. Well, I accidently grabbed baking soda. Well, you can imagine what happened. Wow!!! Fizz everywhere. Now I make sure not to keep the cornstarch and baking soda near eachother. They were both in a yellow box. lol...

So that is my story and I am sticking to it. hahaha.

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   Posted 11/8/2009 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Last week, while making Taco Soup, I grabbed the cinnamon instead of the chili powder. I caught it before stirring and managed to skim most of it off the top of my, but there was still a definite taste of cinnamon. But if anyone noticed it, they didn't mention it. However, I did notice more leftovers than usual. :)

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   Posted 11/8/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I bake from mixes ... yes I know horrible me ... because I don't bake very often so it's more efficient just to buy the mix. Well the hubby had been asking for cookies, so with his assistance I mixed up the dough, spooned it onto the baking tray and put it in the oven. We don't have a timer but hubby was sitting at the computer so I told him to tell me when 10 minutes had passed. He forgot to tell me. So I pulled out the cookies and they were a little crispy but ok, but then I set them on top of the oven to cool. BAD idea ... the range was hot from the oven and that finished the burning process. Instead of delicious cookies, I had chocolate chip hockey pucks :(

Another time, I was trying to be all cool-like and flip a pancake by tossing it up in the air and catching it in the pan. So I tossed it, and it went up up up and down SPLAT on the floor. I used a spatula to flip the rest of them.

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   Posted 11/8/2009 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a pumpkin pie year I made a delicious looking pumpkin looked and smelled just yummy. My nephew who was a teenager at the time took the first piece. He made such a face! I had forgot the sugar...ugh. Unfortunately my sister in law had done the same thing the previous year. Now I'm SURE everyone has that sugar in place and REmembers to add it when it's time! I know I do. ;)

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   Posted 11/8/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Everything I touch is a cooking disaster!!!  When I bought my house, when I was going through it for the first time with my Mom and then boyfriend, the realtor brought us to the really small kitchen.  She apologized for the size and started to tell me all about its redeeming features, everyone laughed.  I finally told her about my inability to cook anything and added that the only reason that I was buying the kitchen is because it came with the house!  In fact, I had the washer/dryer hook-up moved from the basement to the kitchen so the room would have a use!    wink
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   Posted 11/8/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I forget things on the stove a lot. Lately, when I start to fry bacon or cook dry beans, My son who is deaf-blind will say, Be careful, Mom. lol.

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   Posted 11/8/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm usually a good cook when I feel good enough to do it. I don't cook extravagant recipes, but.. Still yet I have a recent story; I had a sweet tooth last week so I decided to make a NO BAKE cheesecake. Normally I can eyeball measurements easily, so I "eyeballed" the butter for the crust. Well the graham cracker crumbs were swimming in butter. So I thought that I could absorb the excess w/ a paper towel & bake the crust to dry it.

That was a mistake. I was searing pork chops at the same time & I forgot about the crust. It was burned all the way thru. So I had a crustless cheesecake. (Which was fine by me)

So, now I can officially say that I burned a NO BAKE crust!!!!!!!!

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   Posted 11/8/2009 11:16 PM (GMT -7)   
The first thing I ever baked was brownies, did it a lot as a teenager (not that was a long time ago lol) and once, ONLY ONCE, I forgot to put the eggs in...they weren't edible. Now every time I make brownies my dad (and sometimes mom) will ask if i put the eggs in and tease me asking if i'm sure i remembered.
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   Posted 11/9/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I made a huge pot of homemade chili, turned it up to get it simmering. I got side tracked & came back when it was burnt beyond anything. So I dumped it out, got all new ingredients & made a new huge pot. I also turned it up to get it simmering, got sidetracked AGAIN & when I came back it was burnt as bad as the first pot. We ate out that night. I learned a lesson, I bought a very loud kitchen timer & use it regularly to remind me when to shut things off etc. It works great.
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