(Closed) Christmas Food FAIL

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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 Darling Husband 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 ๐Ÿ™

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Once I mistook teaspoons for tablespoons of salt when making challah. We all make silly mistakes!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Don’t feel bad, most of us have done it! I made brownies once and put in salt instead of sugar!!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Buzzing bee

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 # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

@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.

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