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Old 02-07-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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Have you ever thought of an idea of something to cook or make that didn't turn out so well? Tell us all about it.

When I was pregnant with my first son I had all these cravings. One day I thought I'd surprise my husband of less than a year with a surprise dessert I made up in my head. At the time it sounded really creative and good. I took vanilla pudding and put those tiny chocolate chips in it. In my head I imagined the chips floating here and there through the pudding. What happened was they all sunk to the bottom of the bowl and made a big chocolate mudpie. It not only didn't taste so good but looked very unappetitizing.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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Have you ever thought of an idea of something to cook or make that didn't turn out so well? Tell us all about it.
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Oh yes... MANY years ago (I was 12 at the time) my Mom let me help out for a family holiday dinner and make dessert. I chose to make Jello.

She had a ton of these Pastel colored sherbet dishes, so I used those for my (now famous) dessert. Trying to make things more "fancy and festive" I decided I would drop a Maraschino Cherry into each dish and then unmold them onto a china saucer...

I used Peach Flavored Jello.

I don't know what was worse... my Mother's look of utter HORROR, or my (much older) Brothers and Sisters laughing until they couldn't breathe.

I was only 12 after all and had no idea what all the fuss was about.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Oh yes... MANY years ago (I was 12 at the time) my Mom let me help out for a family holiday dinner and make dessert. I chose to make Jello.

She had a ton of these Pastel colored sherbet dishes, so I used those for my (now famous) dessert. Trying to make things more "fancy and festive" I decided I would drop a Maraschino Cherry into each dish and then unmold them onto a china saucer...

I used Peach Flavored Jello.

I don't know what was worse... my Mother's look of utter HORROR, or my (much older) Brothers and Sisters laughing until they couldn't breathe.

I was only 12 after all and had no idea what all the fuss was about.

I'm a heck of a lot older than 12, and I still don't "get it". I have re-read that post three times, just in case I was missing something - still scratching my head. Can you explain in layman's terms, so this yokel can figure it out?
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Breasts And Nipples!!!
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Duncan, OK
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Breasts And Nipples!!!




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Old 02-08-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I had some ground beef thawed & wanted to make my own hamburger helper type concoction.
I added noodles, a bit of onion soup mix, some brown gravy mix, seasonings, milk & butter to the browned beef & it smelled & looked great, but......
didn't taste all that great.
I ate it, only bc I was hungry & didn't want to throw it out.
My husband told me to never do that again & he settled for Ramen that night! Oops....
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:30 PM
 
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Baked squid. It suppose suppose to come out pretty, crisp, and golden. The actual result came out to be something that resembled what one's bathroom would look like after a night of heavy drinking.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:55 PM
 
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Baked squid. It suppose suppose to come out pretty, crisp, and golden. The actual result came out to be something that resembled what one's bathroom would look like after a night of heavy drinking.
Oh my gosh! What a mental picture that makes!
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:58 PM
 
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Oh yes... MANY years ago (I was 12 at the time) my Mom let me help out for a family holiday dinner and make dessert. I chose to make Jello.

She had a ton of these Pastel colored sherbet dishes, so I used those for my (now famous) dessert. Trying to make things more "fancy and festive" I decided I would drop a Maraschino Cherry into each dish and then unmold them onto a china saucer...

I used Peach Flavored Jello.

I don't know what was worse... my Mother's look of utter HORROR, or my (much older) Brothers and Sisters laughing until they couldn't breathe.

I was only 12 after all and had no idea what all the fuss was about.
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!
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:04 AM
 
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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?
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