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A Thanksgiving Surprise!

Submitted by: authormissmae on November 9, 2010
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A Thanksgiving Surprise!

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Okay, I’m going to be right up front and tell you that I have no recipe to share. Nope, the pumpkin bread I baked came from a – gasp – box purchased at Walmart!

Well, hey, Pillsbury has a real good mix, if I do say so. I bought …

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Okay, I’m going to be right up front and tell you that I have no recipe to share. Nope, the pumpkin bread I baked came from a – gasp – box purchased at Walmart!

Well, hey, Pillsbury has a real good mix, if I do say so. I bought that blue box off the shelf, came home, plopped it all in a bowl, stirred, and stuffed it in the oven.

It might be needful to mention here that I didn’t have the correct size loaf pan. I bought a disposable, aluminum one while I was at the store.

That batter already smelled deliciously spicy as I placed the pan on the cookie sheet. About five minutes later I heard a thump! Since I knew that happened often when the cookie sheet heated up, I ignored the sound and continued with my other chores.

After waiting the required hour of baking time, imagine my surprise when I opened the oven door and found the source of that thump. It was not the cookie sheet which had warped, but the pan that had…frankly…exploded.

Dazed (downright shocked, actually), I wondered what had gone wrong. Those pans had never failed me before. Except — uh oh. After closer inspection, I realized I hadn’t poured the batter into a pan, but into its covering plastic lid!

Talk about a duh moment.

But, like I said, that recipe is good. We picked away all the plastic pieces and then devoured every tasty crumb.


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  1. 11-9
    7:07
    am

    ROFL …. thanks for sharing, Mae!

  2. 11-9
    7:12
    am

    Hi Dede! 🙂

    Like I told Suzanne, who would’ve thought to capture this “memorable” moment in a photo? But I’m glad I did to have it as proof! LOL

    Thanks for reading! 🙂

  3. 11-9
    7:22
    am

    Well, that gave me a good laugh . . . a great way to start my day! It reminded me, when I was a busy, young mother, of the time I packed my husbands lunch. When he got home from work that evening, he asked me if I was mad at him. I couldn’t remember that I was. He said all the guys got a good laugh when he bit in to his sandwich and the plastic wrapping was still on the cheese slice! Did I mention that I was a busy, young mother?

  4. 11-9
    7:25
    am

    Oh, Sherie, I know! Hubbies might not remember our anniversaries, but they sure remember when the other guys laugh at them, and they don’t forget to tell us why! LOL (especially if it’s because of something we have/haven’t done!)

    Thanks for sharing with me. 🙂

  5. 11-9
    8:41
    am

    Well done!

    And thanks for getting the day started right – with a laugh!!

    Teehee.

  6. 11-9
    8:51
    am

    Hi Pete!

    LOL, I had to laugh that day, that’s for sure. It was the only way to overcome the feeling of STUPID I had! LOL

    Thanks for reading! 🙂

  7. 11-9
    9:06
    am

    Thanks for admitting to the box mix, too! This was a great day-starter.

  8. 11-9
    9:13
    am

    Hi Anita!

    Oh yes, some days I’m just too tired, and have to reach for the old stand-by’s. 🙂

    Thank you for coming over! 🙂

  9. 11-9
    10:24
    am

    All I can say is “BEEN THERE!”…that’s why it was so funny…’cause I can sooo relate.

    p.s. For some reason, my mother couldn’t make pie dough to save her life…the crust of every pie she ever made came out of a box of Jiffy pie crust mix. Now there might be the subject of a blog entry, “Mixes we have known and loved.”

  10. 11-9
    10:27
    am

    Helen, I think that’s a great idea about the mixes! 🙂

    Though I’ve made my own pie crusts, it was a laborious job and I don’t blame your mom in the least! 🙂

    Thanks for coming by! 🙂

  11. 11-9
    10:39
    am

    Oh, I don’t blame her, either, Miss Mae. That mix made a perfectly acceptable pie crust, and my mom made the best apple tarts…just the right combination of sour/sweet/spicey. If that mix made her life a little easier, that was a good thing.

  12. 11-9
    10:49
    am

    Here, here, Helen! *raises glass in agreement*

  13. 11-9
    10:56
    am

    Oh, how funny! Although, at the time you might not have thought so, lol. What a good sport for sharing your mishap 🙂

  14. 11-9
    11:03
    am

    Hi Charley!

    It’s days like that one that kinda makes you regret agreeing to cook for guests! LOL

    But we lived through it…whew!

  15. 11-9
    11:38
    am

    Mixes we have known and loved sounds right up my alley. Maybe we should start a thread on the board or something.

  16. 11-9
    11:41
    am

    I like it too! I already have a favorite mix in mind…and no, not the pumpkin bread! LOL

  17. 11-9
    2:15
    pm

    Oh my gosh, that’s funny!! As good as leaving the giblets in a chicken! Thanks for the giggle — and great photo too! 🙂

  18. 11-9
    2:26
    pm

    Hi Marianne!

    Hee hee, I was quite dumb-struck at the time. It took several minutes of swallowing my angst before I was able to see the humor in the whole thing! LOL

    I am sooooo glad I took that photo! 🙂

  19. 11-9
    2:49
    pm

    Thanks for sharing! It’s makes me feel better than others have “one of those days sometimes!”
    At least you were able to see the bright side!

  20. 11-9
    4:31
    pm

    Hi Rileys Mom!

    Ohhh, is that gorgeous dog Riley? What a cutie! 🙂

    And it seems I have more than my share of “one of those days”! LOL

    Thank you for reading. 🙂

  21. 11-9
    7:26
    pm

    LOL! I have to laugh! That is so something I would do. I’ve left the plastic on the cheese slice in the odd sandwich too, and not just once!

    You’re just too busy with too many things on your mind!

  22. 11-9
    7:53
    pm

    Hi Sheryl!

    Have you left the rind on the piece of baloney too? I have! LOL

    I don’t know what was wrong with me that day. I should’ve KNOWN there was something fishy about that clear baking “pan”! LOL

    Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

  23. 11-9
    9:08
    pm

    Great post! Just what I needed after a long day.It’s good to be able to laugh at our mistakes.Love the photo also.

  24. 11-10
    9:08
    am

    Hi Judy!

    Yes, well, we aren’t great cooks ALL of the time (or, for some of us, even MOST of the time! LOL). Hee hee, it helps to show our boo boo’s once in a while. 🙂

    Thank you for commenting and reading! 🙂

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