Sunday, October 24, 2010

I'm pretty sure God put me on earth as a cautionary tale for other women.

And then He gave me a blog so I can tell y'all all about it.

Today, in preparation for our evening prayer time (which we JUST started attending) with several families from J's school, I spent the entire Florida still-summer-even-though-it's-October afternoon slaving away in a hot kitchen in order to impress our new community with my hot buttered dinner rolls.

When I went into the kitchen moments ago to remove the luscious dough from the bread machine where it's been rising, I discovered that I had inadvertently pushed the wrong button on the programmer-thingy and my bread machine had COOKED MY DOUGH. And not just like, baked it into a loaf, but rather cooked an entire batch of THREE DOZEN dinner rolls on the QUICK BREAD SETTING.


I've spent the last 20 minutes banging my fist into various surfaces around the apartment and trying to turn time back or figure out a way to get to Publix, buy more yeast and re-construct four hours of work in the next 50 min before we leave. J wisely took over and is headed to Publix to buy some of those tacky dinner-rolls-in-a-can instead. My Southern Soul rises up in rebellion within me.

Let this be a lesson to all of you who attempt to impress new friends with your baking skillz!!

*groans of agony and wounded pride*


Hosanna said...

That completely sucks. That is one reason I never use a bread machine.... I don't trust machinery to do my baking for me. Or rising, or kneading, or whatever. :)
I do, however, use a crock pot......

Denise said...

I have spend hours laboring over the "perfect" food for a party or dinner guests, only to hardly be able to enjoy the process until the evening had gone 1-2 hours... Always telling myself I shouldn't "try so hard."

In the last month, with weekly walks to the library with Elyana, I've checked out cookbooks (since I love buying them, but they're expensive as a hobby). I found I really love Ina Garten's style (also known by her show, Barefoot Contessa). She believes in cooking well, but not overloading yourself so you AND your guests are at ease. My goodness, she's revolutionized my idea of preparing food for serving others.

Specifically Barefoot Contessa at Home. She even gives some simple rules on how to decorate a table, choose flowers, etc, that are simple and stunning.

However, this wouldn't be complete without telling you, "I'm sorry, that sucks." Because it does. Take it from the girl who has dropped more than one "finalized" dessert on the kitchen floor!

Jenny said... mama would have said that's a little "pride cometh before the fall"...hee hee. Sounds like something that would happen to me!

Herb of Grace said...

Wow, Denise, what an awesome idea! It's honestly never occurred to me to check out cookbooks form the library :) You've revolutionized my cookbookery!!