(Closed) Dinner Disaster – Have You Had One?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Haha I can’t think of what I’ve done off the top of my head at the moment, but I know I’ve definitely had at least one!  I remember when I was a kid my mom put so much garlic into something she was cooking that we had to evacuate the house for 2 days because the smell was so bad!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I STILL get made fun of for this one.

A few years ago I decided to make chili for all the guys. I was using a recipe that called for a little bit of brown sugar. Unfortunately the only brown sugar I had was Splenda brown sugar.

At the time I didn’t realize that splenda brown sugar was at LEAST twice as sweet as regular brown sugar.

All the guys called it “dessert chili” and Fiance even got sick off of it from all the sugar (I still to this day think it was all the beer he drank BEFORE the chili).

Now every time I make chili, Fi teases me about the sugary chili.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MissBoPeep: OH That makes me think of another one! I tried to make Indian food from scratch once.

It required me toasting a bunch of spices in oil prior to adding liquid, however the cook book did not warn you a gas mask was needed.

The aerated spices ended burning my throat, my Fiance came home and his eyes IMMEDIATELY started watering, the cat was walking around squinting and rubbing his eyes because the spices burned so bad.

The food turned out REALLY good, but the apartment smelled like spices for 3 weeks.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@KatNYC2011:

 

I was much much younger thenb….like 11 type thing..and making my first dinner for my family…I was making scalloped potatoes..i remember it so well. I put a tablespoon instead of a teaspoon of SALT in it…it was awful…:(

 

Once when i was making dinner for my now ex-boyfriends parents I was making a chicken and brocolli braid (chicken and brocolli and other stuff wrapped in a huge cressscent roll). Anyways it didnt cook all the way through. I could tell and i was trying to take it away (it was just doughy).  They were trying to be polite, one of two ways…his mom was pushing it to the side of the plate and trying to hide it and his dad was EATING it anyway..saying it was fine. I cried after they left!! *laugh*

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

This one wasn’t my fault, but it still bothers me and just happened about a month ago. I had just finished making dinner (pasta with ham & peas) and had just strained the linguine and dumped it into the sauce and was stirring it when all of a sudden, there HE was!!! A stink bug!!!! EWWW! I let out a little scream and my husband came and looked into the pot and we both just couldn’t believe it.

Had to dump it in the trash and order cheese steaks for dinner (at this point it was 8pm and I didn’t feel like cooking again). I HATE these stupid stink bugs. I find at least 2-3 of them in our house each week. I can’t believe it went into our dinner!!!

 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Baileyh: That’s so sweet that they tried to eat it! FI’s mom used to be a caterer and is a fantastic chef. One Thanksgiving I tried to contribute by making pumpkin tieramisu. I followed the recipe exactly, but it just turned out to be a bad (really heavy) recipe.

Now FI’s mom provides the recipes if I’m going to cook. Sometimes I feel like a culinary failure.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@KatNYC2011: oh man that sounds hard to make!! Hats off to you for trying!!

 

and is it polite that they ate it anyways!! *laugh* I was mortified that they were eating raw dough…ughhhh

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Baileyh: When I made the dessert chili, one of FI’s friends ate 2 HUGE bowls to make me feel better! It was really sweet of him, but I felt mortified that he was eating my terrible chili.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

One time Fiance and I were cooking together and we were making crab stuffed tilapia and some kind of baked good. So I had put together the dry ingedrients for the bread or whatever I was making and put the bowl to the side. I told Fiance to fold something into the crab filling and go on with whatever chopping I was doing. I turn to look at him like 30 seconds later to realize he is folding the flour into the crab mixture . He destroyed our dinner and like $40 worth of ingredients in less than 1 minute.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I’ve had a challah disaster. I mistook the Tbs. for tsp of salt… and the challah was crazy salty! My wonderful husband still ate every bite though.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I was making turtles once (the candy, not the animal) and decided to melt the chocolate in the microwave instead of on the stove to save time. Bad move–the chocolate turned into this crispy sludge and destroyed the bowl it was in. Gross.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

MMMMM…..chicken enchiladas for lunch this weekend!

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