Thursday, February 14, 2008

My Valentines Triumph

You guys know how I love to brag. I want you all to see what I can do and be jealous, and feel bad about yourselves because you're not as perfect as me. Here's an example for you to aspire to, or despair of ever being able to pull off:
My husband asked me last night to produce a 'valentiney' dish of food for him to take to work for a potluck. "Sure, no problem" I think I said. I may have actually said something like, "can't you just pick something up on the way to work?" I could be mistaken. This morning as I was skipping out to the gym, he reminded me of the potluck. I emitted a whiny sound like "Eeiiyugh". I decided against schlepping into a store while I was sweaty and gross. I would just whip up something delicious and bragworthy when I got home. Chocolate fudge pudding cake? Nope, couldn't remember what book the recipe was in. Lazy Day Cake? Perfect. I got the batter into the mixer, and it looked a bit thick. It had been a while since I'd made it, so I just shrugged and added a little water. The cake baked right up, and I prepared the coconut frosting to broil. I glanced at the recipe again, and I saw 2/3 cup milk. Milk? Shoot. That's why it seemed so dry. I swear, I only had the cake in the broiler for a minute or two, when smoke came billowing out the vent. I knew it was over. Behold:

Don't hate me because I'm such a good cook.

If you work really hard, maybe one day you can make a cake like this.
Just keep dreaming girls, one day....one day.

7 comments:

The Bloxham Bunch said...

Just scrap off the burnt with a knife, they'll never know :)

The Clan of the Crazies said...

You mean my cakes aren't supposed to look like that?

Jenn said...

OH, you always try to make me feel so good about myself. Thanks. That makes me want to blog about my flaming turkey.

Lee said...

I love your attitude, and I know that life has been.. well life. So ((hugs)) and tomorrow is always better right? At least that is what I keep telling myself.

My Three Sons said...

That is so funny Missy!!! My Dad told me that one time my aunt, when first married, baked a loaf of bread that was so hard that it wouldn't even break when my dad and his cohorts ran over it with their cars! I think we've all had a disaster or two like your lazy day cake :) We MISS MISS MISS you at "vocal vixens" practice. It won't be the same without you!

Abby said...

Oh! THIS is why I love you!

Momma K & Big J said...

You are so cute and funny. Your posts have made me and my husband laugh more than once! You are awesome. Last time my husband said, "Why don't we hang out with them when we go to Kennewick?" You guys are great. Love, K