Friday, March 5, 2010

Fridayd Fail......I Am No Betty

as in Crocker.  I'm just not.  I give it a valiant effort but I always seem to fail miserably.  The attempt at Japanese restaurant style shrimp sauce.....FAIL.  The first attempt at dumplings....FAIL.

Last night I was making tea.  Nothing unusual or out of the ordinary.  I make tea almost every single day so I should be a pro at it be now right?  Wrong.  After the water had boiled and the tea bag was introduced to beging the scientific process of steeping I immediately forgot I had even made tea.  I just left it in the pot on the stove.  ALL NIGHT LONG.  I'm sure it was weaker than pond water so I just dumped it this morning.  And I use Splenda instead of sugar to make tea.  Do you know what happens to Splenda that sits out over night?  It turns in to a hard brick like mass.  That jug is soaking and since it's my fave, I really hope the Splenda brick comes out.  Tea....FAIL.

And this morning I attempt to make blueberry muffins for my family.  Mainly just for Clayton and me.  Chad has some strange aversion to muffins.  I don't get it either so please don't ask.  Anyway I'm not culinarily gifted enough to make them by scratch so I pop open a box of Krusteaz Home Made Fat Free Blueberry Muffins.  Just add water.  I can do this.  Or so I thought.  I mix the batter and that's where everything else goes south.  The blueberries are in a little tin of their own to keep the rest of the batter from becoming tainted with blueberry stain.  Brilliant!  But how does a woman that's been married for over 8 years cut herself on a mini tin of blueberries?  I have no idea but I did.  Clayton's chomping away on a muffin now so they must be edible.  But he's wathching his daily dose of the Veggie Tales so I could probably lay a piece of cardboard down there and he would eat it.  Blueberry Muffins....FAIL.

I'm hoping the rest of my culinary weekend is much better.

8 comments:

Jamie Lynn said...

Shrimp Sauce: mayo, ketchup, sugar. Really that's it and it tastes great. Doesn't taste EXACTLY like Tokyo but Mom taught me how to make it. & you know she can cook. Sounds gross but it's really good. I've actually ate it on Tokyo food when they never send enough of their own.

Ahhh! Clayton:) he just makes me smile.

Jamie Lynn said...

P.S. I once forgot to add the Kool-Aid to the actual Kool-Aid. Haha, and this wasn't a long time ago. It was like last week haha..

Emma and Company said...

That just made me smile. Pretty funny post! However, I am glad you didn't cut yourself too bad!

Pam said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! I have so had those days. It is so not fun!!!!! I hope your day gets better.

Love what you right. Such an encouragement!!!!!!

Pam

Cheryl said...

Oh bless you. I've had my share of culinary fails too.

http://crispy-not-crunchy.blogspot.com/2010/03/friday-fails.html

Jennifer said...

so funny nikki!! i've got a quick easy tip for making tea...put approx 8 cups watter in microwavable dish or measuring cup and add your tea bags (i use 4family size, but you can use however much you like) put in microwave uncovered on high for 10-12 minutes depending on how hot yours gets, let it sit in there for ten more minutes then pour it in your gallon pitcher add desied amount of sugar or splenda stir and fill the rest of the way with water!! so easy!!! also i actually have a copy of Kobe's shrimp sauce recipe if you want it! have a fun weekend!

Jenna said...

I think we all have days like this, don't worry I cut myself all the time, cans are the worst. How funny about the splenda brick.

Holly said...

Sorry for the fails! Don't give up though. I'm sure you're bound to make something that turns out good! I think we can all say we've failed at something in the kitchen!