Post # 1
I spent Thanksgiving with my boyfriend’s dad’s side of the family, and I made my mom’s peanut curry soup. It went over fantastically well. Thus, when my BF asked his mom what we should bring for Christmas dinner tomorrow with her side of the family, she requested more soup. Which is why I’m making a ton of peanut curry soup tonight.
Well, I was following the recipe, and I thought that four cups of flour seemed like a lot, but I double checked, and it said four cups. I let it simmer for half an hour, then went and found a solid mass in my saucepan. I triple checked the recipe… And sure enough, it was supposed to be four TABLESPOONS of flour. Awesome. An hour and a half of cooking… down the drain.
So my wonderful boyfriend chopped up ANOTHER two onions (even though he HATES chopping onions. I would have done it, but my asthma has been bad the past few days, I’m out of medicine, and I won’t have insurance until January, so my lungs don’t need the extra irritants), six stalks of celery, and three cloves of garlic. Then, while I started cooking the soup all over again, he went to the store to get more chicken stock. It’s cold and rainy and miserable outside, so he wasn’t terribly happy.
And then he came back… with only one can. We needed two. So he had to go out again.
He says it’s okay, but I feel bad for making such a dumb mistake and making him work twice as hard. And now we’re running late to go do Christmas with our friend. Sigh.
Please tell me I’m not the only one to be failing at this whole Christmas thing! 😛
Post # 3
@GreenEyedMoon: awww its okay… when i made cut out cookies this year i accidentally poured the sugar in with the dry ingredients when it was sposed to go with the butter and vanilla… i was so upset… i had to start over as well. dont be so hard on yourself! itll turn out fine 🙂
Post # 4
Nope you are not alone. I was trying to make pineapple breadpudding … to go with the ham we are having. I need sugar, eggs, pineapple & bread. Bread check…. pineapple check, eggs .. yep eggs in the fridge. Get home from the grocery store and check the eggs … yeah expired last week. Back out to the store for eggs. I am tripling the recipe and forgot to get more pineapple … BACK to the store for eggs. Finally i reach up in the cupboard for the sugar .. yeah fail. 1/2 cup in there …. three trips to the store this morning. ugh glad that’s over with.
I’m sure your soup will rock!!! Have a nice Christmas eve!!!
Post # 5
I am so sorry you are going through this; however, it will be such a wonderful Christmas story for years to come. Every time you make this soup in the future, you and your boyfriend will think of this story and probably have a great laugh about it 🙂
Post # 6
Aww! I’m glad your SO helped you make the second batch. What a great story to tell while others are enjoying your soup, though!
Post # 7
I was making preacher/no-bake cookies last weekend. They’re supposed to be the easiest things in the world to make but the only time I baked them was in girl scouts so I didn’t really remember the process. Even though I followed my MIL’s recipe exactly, they were dry and way too oaty. They wouldn’t stick together! So I wasted all those ingredients and then I felt stupid when she presented DH with a large bag of perfectly mixed preacher cookies. That same night I was making muddy buddy mix and didn’t think I had to separate it into two batches to do the powdered sugar. So I ended up with a giant chocolate/peanut butter/chex/peanut ball covered in sugar. I eventually fixed it, but it was a mess. I was baking for DH’s company Christmas party that we hosted and I let the time crunch get the most of me 🙁
Post # 8
Oh honey, dont worry. We had to throw out our meal and eat an oven pizza! The rock cornish game hens we got were icky! Let me tell you, I was in tears…until my husband made me laugh and realize I was putting to much pressure on myself to make everything perfect! So we enjoyed our pizza!
Post # 9
Once I mistook teaspoons for tablespoons of salt when making challah. We all make silly mistakes!
Post # 10
I remember one year my family was making gingerbreadmen and we used 3 cups of SUGAR instead of flour. ICK! We laugh every year about that!
Post # 11
We showed up for christmas lunch at my mum’s house today and she had accidentally put her oven onto the setting where just the light is on… she hadn’t turned the heat on so the turkey took an extra 2 and a half hours. We just laughed and had a late meal.
Post # 12
Don’t feel bad, most of us have done it! I made brownies once and put in salt instead of sugar!!
Post # 13
Could use use a can of water instead of stock? If it is that much of a ball of gunk, it might be ok with water. Just throw in some extra herbs or spices.
Post # 14
Don’t worry I had a total fail making mashed potatoes!! LOL its supposed to be the easiest thing in the world, but tell me how I didn’t boil them long enough, then had to re-boil them, burnt myself skinning them & then they still came out lumpy and tasteless. Boo thank god my mom was around to fix them otherwise I don’t know what I would have done!
Post # 15
Glad to know I wasn’t the only one! I’m proud to say that the soup was a great hit (again), and his whole family loved it. I think it’s going to be a new holiday tradition.
Also, I’m hereby declaring it to be engagement soup. I made it over Thanksgiving; that was the weekend he bought my ring. I made it for Christmas; the next day he proposed! Forget e-chicken! I’m going to swear by my soup.
Post # 16
@stephanie63087: There was really no reason to start over again with the cookies. I have been baking for 35 years and with few exceptions, I just throw everything in a bowl and mix. Fine-textured cakes are one of those exceptions. But cookies? Heck no! I don’t even write down the instructions anymore.