Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Sharing the happy - Who wants pancakes?
Where in the world have I been? I've been asking myself the very same question, so I went looking. Lo and behold - there I was, climbing out from under a pile of laundry that rivals the altitude of Mount Saint Helens. With two sick kiddos, it added up fast. Both battled bad stomach viruses that one passed on to the other. Not fun. Sleep? What is sleep?
My Amish Friendship Bread was sadly neglected and decided to remind me of its presence by literally exploding. The gases built up inside the gallon sized bag and caused a minor explosion in the kitchen. Not to worry folks! I was still able to salvage the starter. Last night, in a fit of no sleep and a crazed, dazed schedule, I made muffins and bread with it - a double batch. I accidently filled one of the loaf pans too full. To what should my wandering nose should appear, but the horrid smell of bread goo igniting into flames in my oven as it spilled over the pan and hit the burner.
Mom to the rescue! I boldly donned oven mitts and set out to rescue the world! Note to self: one should never attempt to remove burning goo from an oven burner with a cloth oven mitt. The result is a burned up oven mitt, burned goo and an even worse smell. Clearly I will take this into consideration the next time I fill a loaf pan over 3/4 full when making Amish Frienship Bread.
MOM! What is that SMELL? Honey, go back to bed, your mother is just burning the house down - don't worry. I am now attempting to clean up my mess, while the remainder of the bread is baking. My garbage disposal revolts against the burnt goo and 6 eggshells I gave it by causing a pipe to bust and a small flood to form in my basement. Things could be worse, right?
This is the sight that met me when I finally pulled the bread out. How amazingly appetizing does this disaster look?
And so my friends, I need some happy - and I'm doing that by giving away the cutest little package of Perfectly Pink Pancake Mix. You need this - you WANT this. It's pink pancake mix with milk chocolate chips in it. What's not to love? I want to give it to one of you, so between now and Friday at noon eastern time, send me a shout out below with something you have burnt in your oven. If you've never burnt anything in the oven, I won't believe you, but make something up anyway.
Cheers to burnt mishaps, laundry piles and pancakes! :)