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Have you ever been madly cooking, on top of your game - and then BAM! -
a "flat tire" - no pepper in the grinder, just ran out of the right
kind of vinegar, need tomato puree and all you have is diced, etc.?

What's your most frustrating "flat tire"? No pepper in the grinder or
forgetting to buy a spice I need is mine, I think. Either that or
dumping in too much of something (herb/spice) by accident.

-L.

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On Mon 21 Feb 2005 11:52:34p, -L. wrote in rec.food.cooking:

> Have you ever been madly cooking, on top of your game - and then BAM! -
> a "flat tire" - no pepper in the grinder, just ran out of the right
> kind of vinegar, need tomato puree and all you have is diced, etc.?
>
> What's your most frustrating "flat tire"? No pepper in the grinder or
> forgetting to buy a spice I need is mine, I think. Either that or
> dumping in too much of something (herb/spice) by accident.
>
> -L.


I usually have everything on hand, but age is creeping up on me and I
sometimes forget to add an ingredient. On several occasions I have left out
the vanilla extract in a cake batter. On a recent foray into baking
cranberry bran muffins I forgot both the oil and the egg. Actually, they
turned out almost the same and were surprisingly good...AND lowfat! :-)

Wayne

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"-L." > wrote in message
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> Have you ever been madly cooking, on top of your game - and then BAM! -
> a "flat tire" - no pepper in the grinder, just ran out of the right
> kind of vinegar, need tomato puree and all you have is diced, etc.?
>
> What's your most frustrating "flat tire"? No pepper in the grinder or
> forgetting to buy a spice I need is mine, I think. Either that or
> dumping in too much of something (herb/spice) by accident.
>
> -L.
>

Tired & a long day,,,,,I forgot to put the rice in the cabbage rolls!


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On Tue 22 Feb 2005 12:57:12a, sandy wrote in rec.food.cooking:

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> "-L." > wrote in message
> ups.com...
>> Have you ever been madly cooking, on top of your game - and then BAM! -
>> a "flat tire" - no pepper in the grinder, just ran out of the right
>> kind of vinegar, need tomato puree and all you have is diced, etc.?
>>
>> What's your most frustrating "flat tire"? No pepper in the grinder or
>> forgetting to buy a spice I need is mine, I think. Either that or
>> dumping in too much of something (herb/spice) by accident.
>>
>> -L.
>>

> Tired & a long day,,,,,I forgot to put the rice in the cabbage rolls!


Ah, cabbage wrapped meatballs! They're pretty good, too.

Wayne

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"sandy" > wrote in message
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> Tired & a long day,,,,,I forgot to put the rice in the cabbage rolls!


I had to make dinner for someone who is an excellent cook ... I
did not know my way around a kitchen, I was maybe 20. I was
nervous as hell. I decided that one of the dishes would be
ratatoulle, don't ask me why, I'd never had it. Well, first I accidentally
knocked the lemon juice right down the drain. I didn't have any more
lemons. Rattled, I then made the rest of the dish with one exception.
I completely forgot to add the herbs and spices.

Talk about one dull dish.

nancy




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-L. wrote:
> What's your most frustrating "flat tire"? No pepper in the grinder or
> forgetting to buy a spice I need is mine, I think. Either that or
> dumping in too much of something (herb/spice) by accident.
>
> -L.


Oh, I have a couple. Reaching for the balsamic vinegar I accidentally
grabbed the bottle of Worcestershire sauce. Hmmm, oh well, it was a
marinade so it really didn't matter.

I made polenta - cornmeal mush, basically - not to be chilled, sliced and
pan-fried, just polenta to serve along with pasta and sauce. My guests
(family members) thought it was couscous. Apparently it was a tad too
grainy, but since they exclaimed over the 'couscous' I didn't bother to
correct them

Jill


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"-L." >, if that's their real name, wrote:

>Have you ever been madly cooking, on top of your game - and then BAM! -
>a "flat tire" - no pepper in the grinder, just ran out of the right
>kind of vinegar, need tomato puree and all you have is diced, etc.?
>
>What's your most frustrating "flat tire"? No pepper in the grinder or
>forgetting to buy a spice I need is mine, I think. Either that or
>dumping in too much of something (herb/spice) by accident.


I was making ginger snaps and found out when the dough was almost all mixed
that I didn't have any ginger. Called my mom and asked this highly
intelligent question. "Can you make ginger snaps without ginger?" A day
that will live in infamy.

Carol
--
"Years ago my mother used to say to me... She'd say,
'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

*James Stewart* in the 1950 movie, _Harvey_
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On 2005-02-22, -L. > wrote:
> Have you ever been madly cooking, on top of your game - and then BAM! -
> a "flat tire" - no pepper in the grinder, just ran out of the right
> kind of vinegar, need tomato puree and all you have is diced, etc.?


mise en place
[MEEZ ahn plahs]
A French term referring to having all the ingredients necessary for a
dish prepared and ready to combine up to the point of cooking.

nb
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notbob wrote:
> On 2005-02-22, -L. > wrote:
>> Have you ever been madly cooking, on top of your game - and then
>> BAM! - a "flat tire" - no pepper in the grinder, just ran out of the
>> right kind of vinegar, need tomato puree and all you have is diced,
>> etc.?

Blender Hollandaise - forgot the egg.
Why in hell isn't this thickening??
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-L. wrote:

> Have you ever been madly cooking, on top of your game - and then BAM! -
> a "flat tire" - no pepper in the grinder, just ran out of the right
> kind of vinegar, need tomato puree and all you have is diced, etc.?
>
> What's your most frustrating "flat tire"? No pepper in the grinder or
> forgetting to buy a spice I need is mine, I think. Either that or
> dumping in too much of something (herb/spice) by accident.
>
> -L.
>


There was that pot of chili I made once where instead of 1 t. cayenne
and 3 T. New Mexico chile powder I reversed them. The horror.

Being out of something I always have like garlic, onions or salt drives
me batty.

Jessica


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Damsel in dis Dress wrote:

> I was making ginger snaps and found out when the dough was almost all

mixed
> that I didn't have any ginger. Called my mom and asked this highly
> intelligent question. "Can you make ginger snaps without ginger?" A

day
> that will live in infamy.
>
> Carol
> --
> "Years ago my mother used to say to me... She'd say,
> 'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'


hee hee...I like that!

-L.

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In article >, Wayne Boatwright
> wrote:
> the vanilla extract in a cake batter. On a recent foray into baking
> cranberry bran muffins I forgot both the oil and the egg. Actually, they
> turned out almost the same and were surprisingly good...AND lowfat! :-)
>
> Wayne


Weren't they like rocks?
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On Tue 22 Feb 2005 08:57:53a, Melba's Jammin' wrote in rec.food.cooking:

> In article >, Wayne Boatwright
> > wrote:
>> the vanilla extract in a cake batter. On a recent foray into baking
>> cranberry bran muffins I forgot both the oil and the egg. Actually, they
>> turned out almost the same and were surprisingly good...AND lowfat! :-)
>>
>> Wayne

>
> Weren't they like rocks?


Surprisingly, no, but the recipe does call for 1 tablespoon of baking powder,
and All-Bran makes a loose-texture muffin anyway.
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There's a charming story in one of the "Little House" books by Laura
Ingalls Wilder. She's young (still in her teens), newly married, and
cooking for the hired help who have come to harvest the grain (who are
all considerably older than she is). She discovers that helping her
mother and being in charge of the whole hotel are 2 different things.
She serves a pie that she's completely forgotten to put any sugar in.
One of the men at the table lifts the crust off the pie, puts a spoonful
of sugar from the sugar bowl on the fruit before replacing the crust and
makes a comment about how that's the best way to make pie so each man
can choose the right amount of sugar on it for him. Then he winks at
her to let her know that he knew it was a plain mistake. She's mortified.


As for me, I make so many of these types of small errors in the kitchen
that I wouldn't know where to begin listing them. I go back to the
recipe and check and recheck. A lot of times I find that the error
leads to a new creation that isn't half bad.


--Lia


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How could I have forgotten the time when I was in charge of making the
Thanksgiving gravy, and used powdered sugar instead of flour? I was at my
dad's, and the Tupperware containers weren't marked, and looked just the
same.

Carol
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"Years ago my mother used to say to me... She'd say,
'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

*James Stewart* in the 1950 movie, _Harvey_


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"Damsel in dis Dress" > wrote in message
...
> I was making ginger snaps and found out when the dough was almost all

mixed
> that I didn't have any ginger. Called my mom and asked this highly
> intelligent question. "Can you make ginger snaps without ginger?" A day
> that will live in infamy.


Well, sure, but then they're just snaps....

Bob M.


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I bought a new pepper grinder about a year ago. Its primary appeal was
its "easy fill" character: the clear plastic top simply unscrews from
the grinder bottom, so there's a good size hole to dump new peppercorns
into.

Except that the second or third time I tried to fill it the damn' top
wouldn't unscrew! I've tried the rubber holder-onners, even tried
vise-grips (but they're too small to tighten down).

I've also tried soaking the (plastic) screw ring in hot water... no
help.

At this point I'm reduced to using pre-ground pepper, which EVERYONE
knows is not a good alternative.

Short of breaking the top off, I'm out of ideas as well as out of
pepper.

Scrooge

(PS: Obviously any ideas will be welcomed. I do love freshly ground
pepper.)

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In article . com>,
"-L." > wrote:

> What's your most frustrating "flat tire"? No pepper in the grinder or
> forgetting to buy a spice I need is mine, I think. Either that or
> dumping in too much of something (herb/spice) by accident.


No milk for waffle batter in the middle of mixing it. Somehow just
slipped our minds that we were out. We used more butter. They were the
crispest waffles ever, more like fried.

Regards,
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On 22 Feb 2005 11:41:13 -0800, "scrooge" > wrote:

>
>I bought a new pepper grinder about a year ago. Its primary appeal was
>its "easy fill" character: the clear plastic top simply unscrews from
>the grinder bottom, so there's a good size hole to dump new peppercorns
>into.
>
>Except that the second or third time I tried to fill it the damn' top
>wouldn't unscrew! I've tried the rubber holder-onners, even tried
>vise-grips (but they're too small to tighten down).
>
>I've also tried soaking the (plastic) screw ring in hot water... no
>help.
>
>At this point I'm reduced to using pre-ground pepper, which EVERYONE
>knows is not a good alternative.
>
>Short of breaking the top off, I'm out of ideas as well as out of
>pepper.
>
>Scrooge
>
>(PS: Obviously any ideas will be welcomed. I do love freshly ground
>pepper.)


Have you tried soaking the *whole* thing in warm, sudsy water? It's
worked for me on certain occasions in the past.
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"-L." >, if that's their real name, wrote:

>Damsel in dis Dress wrote:
>
>>"Can you make ginger snaps without ginger?"

>
>hee hee...I like that!


Thanks!

Carol
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"Years ago my mother used to say to me... She'd say,
'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

*James Stewart* in the 1950 movie, _Harvey_


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On Tue 22 Feb 2005 03:43:34p, Damsel in dis Dress wrote in rec.food.cooking:

> "-L." >, if that's their real name, wrote:
>
>>Damsel in dis Dress wrote:
>>
>>>"Can you make ginger snaps without ginger?"

>>
>>hee hee...I like that!

>
> Thanks!
>
> Carol


Well, can you?

Wayne
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"Bob Myers" >, if that's his real name, wrote:

>"Damsel in dis Dress" > wrote in message
.. .
>
>>>> "Can you make ginger snaps without ginger?"

>
>Well, sure, but then they're just snaps....


I think I may have to slap you. <G>

Carol
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'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

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"Damsel in dis Dress" > wrote in message
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> I think I may have to slap you. <G>


MIGHT ... (laughing) nancy_


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Damsel in dis Dress wrote:
> How could I have forgotten the time when I was in charge of making the
> Thanksgiving gravy, and used powdered sugar instead of flour? I was at my
> dad's, and the Tupperware containers weren't marked, and looked just the
> same.
>
> Carol


too funny.

I think that I get "cooking block" every once in a great while. Whatever
I make just doesn't seem to come out right and I say... "BREAK TIME"...
When she hears that, she know's it her turn to cook for a few weeks and
I just need away from it for a bit. Hasn't happened for a few years but
I'm sure that it will.

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On 21 Feb 2005 22:52:34 -0800, "-L." > wrote:

>Have you ever been madly cooking, on top of your game - and then BAM! -
>a "flat tire" - no pepper in the grinder, just ran out of the right
>kind of vinegar, need tomato puree and all you have is diced, etc.?


I'm good at this... alas! A few weeks ago I decided to make meatloaf
for dinner. I thawed the ground beef, chopped the onion and put it in
a bowl with the seasonings... then I reached into the cupboard for the
breadcrumbs. Ooops! We didn't have any fresh or frozen bread to spare
either. I ended up mixing in a cup of raw rice and turning it into
hedgehogs, only they fell apart while I was cooking them. The actual
meal was chunky bolagnaise sauce with rice in it, served over baked
potatoes. It wasn't half bad!

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Karen AKA Kajikit wrote:

> I'm good at this... alas! A few weeks ago I decided to make meatloaf
> for dinner. I thawed the ground beef, chopped the onion and put it in
> a bowl with the seasonings... then I reached into the cupboard for the
> breadcrumbs. Ooops! We didn't have any fresh or frozen bread to spare
> either. I ended up mixing in a cup of raw rice and turning it into
> hedgehogs, only they fell apart while I was cooking them. The actual
> meal was chunky bolagnaise sauce with rice in it, served over baked
> potatoes. It wasn't half bad!


I have used oatmeal in meat loaf and it was pretty good.


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In article . com>,
"-L." > wrote:

> Have you ever been madly cooking, on top of your game - and then BAM! -
> a "flat tire" - no pepper in the grinder, just ran out of the right
> kind of vinegar, need tomato puree and all you have is diced, etc.?
>
> What's your most frustrating "flat tire"? No pepper in the grinder or
> forgetting to buy a spice I need is mine, I think. Either that or
> dumping in too much of something (herb/spice) by accident.
>
> -L.


Last Saturday I was making fresh (i.e., unfried) spring rolls for a
Vietnamese dinner. About halfway through, I remembered that I'd
forgotten to put the shrimp inside them. No problem--half were
vegetarian, the others contained shrimp.

One thing you learn over the years is that you NEVER let on to your
guests or SO when you've done such a thing--provided the food is still
edible. I've made the mistake of adding too much Thai curry paste to
dishes and wound up with smoke coming out my ears.

Cindy

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On 21 Feb 2005 22:52:34 -0800, "-L." > wrote:

>Have you ever been madly cooking, on top of your game - and then BAM! -
>a "flat tire" - no pepper in the grinder, just ran out of the right
>kind of vinegar, need tomato puree and all you have is diced, etc.?
>
>What's your most frustrating "flat tire"? No pepper in the grinder or
>forgetting to buy a spice I need is mine, I think. Either that or
>dumping in too much of something (herb/spice) by accident.
>
>-L.


One of mine is forgetting to set or start the timer. Now I have to
watch the cooking item constantly until it's done.

Another is putting something in the oven and then looking over and
seeing an unused ingredient sitting on the counter. DOH!

Finally, not only being out of the ingredient, but also being out of
any possible substitute. Grrrrrr.

Rusty

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Damsel in dis Dress wrote:
> How could I have forgotten the time when I was in charge of making the
> Thanksgiving gravy, and used powdered sugar instead of flour? I was at my
> dad's, and the Tupperware containers weren't marked, and looked just the
> same.
>
> Carol

=========

Oh my gosh!! I almost blew coffee all over the screen!! That had to have
been some pretty sweet gravy!!!!!!!

SNORT!! Thank you. I needed that.

Cyndi


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"Rick & Cyndi" >, if that's their real name, wrote:

> Damsel in dis Dress wrote:
>> How could I have forgotten the time when I was in charge of making the
>> Thanksgiving gravy, and used powdered sugar instead of flour? I was at my
>> dad's, and the Tupperware containers weren't marked, and looked just the
>> same.
>>
>> Carol

>=========
>
>Oh my gosh!! I almost blew coffee all over the screen!! That had to have
>been some pretty sweet gravy!!!!!!!
>
>SNORT!! Thank you. I needed that.


I aim to please.

The gravy was hideous, but Dad served it anyway.

Carol
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"Years ago my mother used to say to me... She'd say,
'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

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"-L." > wrote in message
ups.com...
> Have you ever been madly cooking, on top of your game - and then BAM! -
> a "flat tire" - no pepper in the grinder, just ran out of the right
> kind of vinegar, need tomato puree and all you have is diced, etc.?
>
> What's your most frustrating "flat tire"? No pepper in the grinder or
> forgetting to buy a spice I need is mine, I think. Either that or
> dumping in too much of something (herb/spice) by accident.
>
> -L.


Although I can't think of the exact specifics ATM, I do know I've attempted
new recipes that were rated "Quick! Call Pizza Hut Before They Close!" and
for some reason, the meal I prepared was flushed down the toilet. I don't
know why.

After about the 3rd or 4th time, the wife laid down the law. I get to
experiment on Saturdays and then only well before the sun goes down so that
if it turns out to be shit, we can get something take-out. Now mind you, I
live in a little town of 7k people. So our take-out options consists of
Pizza Hell or a Mom and Pop's Chinese place. One is crap and the other is
expensive.

On the plus side, I haven't made anything that made the "Quick! Call Pizza
Hut Before They Close!" rating for over six months now. I'm sure I just
screwed that record up!

Bret
(looking up the number for Pizza Hut for this weekend.)



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"scrooge" > wrote in message
oups.com...
>
> I bought a new pepper grinder about a year ago. Its primary appeal was
> its "easy fill" character: the clear plastic top simply unscrews from
> the grinder bottom, so there's a good size hole to dump new peppercorns
> into.
>
> Except that the second or third time I tried to fill it the damn' top
> wouldn't unscrew! I've tried the rubber holder-onners, even tried
> vise-grips (but they're too small to tighten down).
>
> I've also tried soaking the (plastic) screw ring in hot water... no
> help.
>
> At this point I'm reduced to using pre-ground pepper, which EVERYONE
> knows is not a good alternative.
>
> Short of breaking the top off, I'm out of ideas as well as out of
> pepper.
>
> Scrooge
>
> (PS: Obviously any ideas will be welcomed. I do love freshly ground
> pepper.)


I've been know to use a meat mallet to create some fresh ground(read pound)
pepper...

Bret



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On 22 Feb 2005 08:05:07 +0100, Wayne Boatwright > wrote:

>I usually have everything on hand, but age is creeping up on me and I
>sometimes forget to add an ingredient. On several occasions I have left out
>the vanilla extract in a cake batter. On a recent foray into baking
>cranberry bran muffins I forgot both the oil and the egg. Actually, they
>turned out almost the same and were surprisingly good...AND lowfat! :-)


Interestingly, I had a sort of "reverse flat tire" in that I
multiplied an ingredient wrong and wound up with a wonderful, tangy
barbecue sauce!

@@@@@ Now You're Cooking! Export Format

Beef And Pork Barbecue Sauce

barbecue

3/4 cup chili sauce
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup onion; grated
2 tablespoons dry mustard
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons paprika

Combine all ingredients. Store refrigerated.

Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
AAC(F)BV66.0748.CA


"If the soup had been as hot as the claret, if the claret had been as
old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."

-- Duncan Hines

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On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 18:45:21 -0500, Steve Calvin
> wrote:

>I think that I get "cooking block" every once in a great while. Whatever
>I make just doesn't seem to come out right and I say... "BREAK TIME"...
>When she hears that, she know's it her turn to cook for a few weeks and
>I just need away from it for a bit. Hasn't happened for a few years but
>I'm sure that it will.


Boy, can I relate. Every once in a while, there's a recipe that is
just *doomed*. It's as if I cannot muster the concentration necessary
to make it properly. Same thing at work: there are certain (legal)
documents that are absolutely *cursed*. Every nit picky thing in the
world is wrong with it on multiple printings/proof readings. I chalk
it up to biorhythms: some days you just can't get out of your own way.

Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
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old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."

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On 22 Feb 2005 08:05:07 +0100, Wayne Boatwright
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> I usually have everything on hand, but age is creeping up on me and I
> sometimes forget to add an ingredient. On several occasions I have left out
> the vanilla extract in a cake batter. On a recent foray into baking
> cranberry bran muffins I forgot both the oil and the egg. Actually, they
> turned out almost the same and were surprisingly good...AND lowfat! :-)


I made pizza last weekend and my family wanted more (I had
enough dough), but I wasn't in the mood. I thought I made a
really good one - but I forgot to sprinkle on any cheese (it
needed some).

Oh, well... beggars can't be choosers and they took it in
good humor.

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On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 02:57:12 -0500, "sandy"
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>
> "-L." > wrote in message
> ups.com...
> > Have you ever been madly cooking, on top of your game - and then BAM! -
> > a "flat tire" - no pepper in the grinder, just ran out of the right
> > kind of vinegar, need tomato puree and all you have is diced, etc.?
> >
> > What's your most frustrating "flat tire"? No pepper in the grinder or
> > forgetting to buy a spice I need is mine, I think. Either that or
> > dumping in too much of something (herb/spice) by accident.
> >
> > -L.
> >

> Tired & a long day,,,,,I forgot to put the rice in the cabbage rolls!
>


Hmmm. I think that would be a thumbs up for me!

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On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 10:48:48 GMT, Dog3
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> I made a pumpkin cake (the one thing I can bake) and forgot to add in the 2
> cups of sugar. I was embarrassed as hell. I made it especially for a
> friend, she really loves it. Well, she says she does
>
> Michael <- getting old like Wayne claims to be


Yeah, but is she still a friend????

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On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 08:23:11 -0600, Damsel in dis Dress
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> I was making ginger snaps and found out when the dough was almost all mixed
> that I didn't have any ginger. Called my mom and asked this highly
> intelligent question. "Can you make ginger snaps without ginger?" A day
> that will live in infamy.


So, what did you do?

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On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 10:04:40 -0500, "Jessica V."
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> Being out of something I always have like garlic, onions
> me batty.


Ditto!

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>On Tue, 22 Feb 2005 08:23:11 -0600, Damsel in dis Dress
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>
>> I was making ginger snaps and found out when the dough was almost all mixed
>> that I didn't have any ginger. Called my mom and asked this highly
>> intelligent question. "Can you make ginger snaps without ginger?" A day
>> that will live in infamy.

>
>So, what did you do?


I just remember the highlights, not the details. This had to have been at
least 35 years ago. Sorry.

Carol
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'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

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