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Old 02-13-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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That is so funny. I have to be honest, I didn't "get it" either until I read what people posted explaining it. That is very funny!
Okay I didn't "get it" either until I read one of the posts above! OH MY! I once made blueberry pie from scratch and put a tablespoon (yes tablespoon) of NUTMEG in it. My grandma who was always my biggest supporter couldn't even eat it.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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One of my first dishes I made as a newly-wed was a nice pot roast with potatoes and carrots. Well, that one turned out okay... and we had plenty left over. So, I thought I'd make a nice beef stew with the left overs the next night... cut up the meat and added the potatoes and carrots... and was trying to thicken the gravy... so, I added catsup... so then it was too red.

So, in my attempt to "color it down" to brown... I had this bright idea to add some green food coloring... 'cause red and green make brown, right? OMG... no!!! It made it green... and nothing I did would turn it any other color! Can you imagine beef, potatoes and carrots floating around in green??? It was so gross-looking I couldn't even look at it, much less eat it! LoL!!!

But, I learned I had a keeper in a hubby... 'cause he sat right there and ate it... even though I couldn't even stomach the look of it!
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:51 PM
 
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What a brave hubby you have!!!
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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What a brave hubby you have!!!
Poor thing suffered through many a meal I didn't know how to cook in the beginning! Might as well have called him "Mikey", he'd eat anything!

Thank goodness he cooked some too, so at least we didn't starve!
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I have another one...when I was around 11, I wanted to surprise my mom and make her a birthday cake. I had seen her make cakes but never made one myself. I couldn't ask for her help as it was really important for me to have it be a surprise. I got her recipe book and made her a chocolate cake from scratch. The problem turned out to be (and I had no idea I had made this mistake) that the recipe asked for 1/2 tsp. of salt and I added 1/2 a CUP. We the cake looked good and my mom was surpise and happy. We were all even more surprised when we cut it and took a bite! Oh my gosh the taste of sale was SOOOOO strong, you couldn't eat it at all after that first bite. Well don't they say it is the thought that counts?

I did the same thing with fudge. I had canisters - one was sugar, the other was salt. Instead of putting 1 cup of suger in the fudge, (or whatever the recipe called for), I added the salt in error. Oh my, I'm glad I taste tested it before I took it to work.

After I got my first crock, I found a chicken recipe that called for green olives and 12 oz. of beer. I thought that sounded interesting. After a few bites I threw the whole thing away.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:45 PM
 
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One of my first dishes I made as a newly-wed was a nice pot roast with potatoes and carrots. Well, that one turned out okay... and we had plenty left over. So, I thought I'd make a nice beef stew with the left overs the next night... cut up the meat and added the potatoes and carrots... and was trying to thicken the gravy... so, I added catsup... so then it was too red.

So, in my attempt to "color it down" to brown... I had this bright idea to add some green food coloring... 'cause red and green make brown, right? OMG... no!!! It made it green... and nothing I did would turn it any other color! Can you imagine beef, potatoes and carrots floating around in green??? It was so gross-looking I couldn't even look at it, much less eat it! LoL!!!
Too bad it wasn't St. Patrick's Day! That is hilarious!
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Old 02-23-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Default Thanks for the laughs

When I stop rolling on the floor, perhaps I can add my own great attempts a la cuisine.
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