So a FUNNY thing happened today...

Monday, February 9, 2009

When Brad plays his little games and starts working weird shifts, I bake & he takes the goodies into work. This has been a very successful activity & fun for Abby. Until now.

Once upon a time, I made Brad's favorite cookies, Oatmeal Yummies (recipe from his mom), and his co-workers liked them. So, they request them during these exciting & fun-filled nights. My neighbor (YIPEE...I finally have a neighbor with a small child!), Charlotte, came over to borrow a bowl. My Midge & I started the cookies while continuing to talk to Charlotte. After she leaves, I then call my friend Melanie to ask her a question...all the while, I was passing my little helper ingredients to dump in. Brad steps in to put the cookies on the sheets & into the oven. He asks if it looked right and if everything was in it. "OF COURSE everything is in it," I respond. It didn't looke quite right, but after all, I was multi-tasking!

I start to check the cookies. Something is terribly wrong. They are all running into each other & are precariously close to the sides of the cookie sheets. Hmm. Then, I actually thought, "why did Brad put them so close together. This is not going to be good."

Brad comes back into the room & he notices smoke coming from the oven. I quickly hang up on Melanie when I have to grab the cookies and run outside with them. I was not going to be responsible for clearing the building out. As I come back in from taking the cookies out on the balcony, I notice the oven has a small fire in it. WHAT?! I start to freak & ask Brad what we should do. He calmly opens the door & blows the fire out. Good thing that one of us is the calm, rational type.

I then have to calm Midge down because she has not enjoyed all the yelling (me) and freaking (me again). Oh, and the fire...she didn't like that, not one bit!

Trying to figure out what went wrong, it hit me. No flour. You read that right -- I forgot to put in the flour & it was not good. Actually, the one big cookie it made was quite tasty. :) The best part is that I kept thinking Brad had something to do with it! HA. He has been telling me frequently that I need to focus and try to do one thing at a time. Hmmm...what do you think?

At least I can laugh about it. So here it is...



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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, at least it still tasted okay. I don't understand the fire thing though - lack of flour causes fire?? Glad to see you are teaching Abby how to stay cool under stress. Or should I say under "fire"! :)

Brad, Brooke, Abigayle, Rebekah and Indy said...

It causes a fire if the cookie drips onto the bottom of the oven...so yes, lack of flour can do it. Essentially, all that was in it was sugar, butter & eggs.

Helen, Robert, Jack, and Emma said...

That's so funny. What did it taste like?

Anna said...

Hey! I think my grandmother must be floating around there, and she probably took one of my cookbooks. Sorry about that.

And, I have a few words for Brad, too!

Greg and Shara said...

What was wrong with the cookie? I thought it looked perfect, under the multi-tasking circumstances!

Anonymous said...

Looks like good candy to me..So, two kids, one dog, one telephone and a husband...I think you did darn good. Aunt Shirley

Angie Glassmeyer said...

Hahaha! I thought I was the only one who did stuff like that. I was multitasking once while baking a cake and forgot to put in the water. It was not good.