It’s been about 3 months since I started my blog; a pretty long time. A lot of things have happened since then. There have been a lot of funny experiences happening in the kitchen of the 414 (what my house is known as). My room mates are pretty good, well two of them, cooks. The last one…. well… I hope you get some enjoyment out of these stories. Yes, I will be writing about my kitchen troubles as well.
One time I wanted to try out a new recipe I found. The recipe was for Snickerdoodle muffins and you can find it in my post about My Favorite College-Friendly Recipes. I made the batter and put my Disney Princess muffins liners in the pan. I only had one muffin pan that had the standard 12 spots. I don’t know if I wasn’t thinking that day or what, but I filled the muffin spots to the top. BIG MISTAKE. I checked on my muffins and saw batter everywhere! The batter had leaked all over the pan and off the pan onto the oven rack then the oven started to smell like it was on fire. It was horrible. It was impossible to get my muffins out of the pan since they had spilled over so I just ended up with big chunks of muffins, but at least they were delicious.
I have also burned countless things, such as rice, grilled cheese, hamburger buns in the toaster oven, popcorn and more. Oh well.
My roommate Molly is notorious for her lack of cooking skills. We politely decline her offer when she tries to cook. Sorry, Molls. She has burned countless grilled cheese sandwichs, and I mean countless. One night it was just me and her at home for dinner. Yes, me and my three other roommates try and eat dinner together every night. I was at Franklin Hall working on the Bateman Competition for PRSSA Kent when she texted me about dinner. She asked if she should just throw the pizza in the oven, and I said that sounds great, thinking in my head she can’t mess this up. I get home about 20 minutes after she said she put the pizza in the oven and asked her how it was going. She said everything was good. Another 20 minutes goes by and I asked her how the pizza was going. She said the cheese isn’t melting I think it’s because I put on too much extra cheese. So another 10 minutes goes by, I check on it and realize she never turned the oven on. Hahaha!
One day I was at my house just hanging out when I see my boyfriend is calling. We start a small conversation and talk for about 5 minutes when he says “Hey, I have a question?” I was like Okay. He proceeds to ask me how to make Hamburger Helper and describes about 5 different type pans wanting to know what one to cook it in. I was like “Ryan, really? The directions are on the back of the box!” Well, he messed it up somehow and couldn’t eat it. He is still waiting for me to give him a lesson on cooking Hamburger Helper. You can bet he will never be surprising me with a romantic home-cooked dinner.
These are just a few of the funny cooking mishaps that happen in my life. Please feel free to share yours. I love a good laugh!