Thursday, March 5, 2009

Kitchen Adventures

Remember when I used to post lots of recipes here? Remember when I used to write about cooking with kids (mwah ha ha!)? Yeah, between the winter sicknesses and my pregnancy food aversions, that has fallen by the wayside. But I rallied the other day and decided to try something new with my kids. I had come across a new (to me) cooking blog the other day, and saw a recipe for pop-up baked pancakes. Sounded good and easy to me! So the boys and I got to work.

And they started fighting.

Quite honestly, they'd been fighting all day and it was wearing me out. We measured out the flour, each putting in half the amount, but when we got to the milk, all hell broke loose. B-man demanded to add the FULL amount of milk, but N-man wanted to add some, too. Adding half amounts just wasn't going to cut it as a compromise. But tough noogies, that's what we did. B-man was having a full-out tantrum, and I was just ignoring him, going to the fridge to get some eggs. But in the midst of their fighting, they knocked the blender. Which fell off the counter. And smashed into a zillion shards of glass.

So I stuck them on the counter so they'd be away from the glass, ran and got some shoes for myself so I wouldn't cut my feet up, and began the long and arduous task of cleaning up broken blender pieces. It took about half an hour, and by the time I'd gotten all the glass up, the milk and flour had dried into glue. That absolutely would not wash off the floor. Another fifteen minutes with a scrub brush finally loosened the "glue" enough to clean it up.

So after 10 minutes of cooking (and fighting) and 45 minutes of cleaning, we had soybean butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch. Want the recipe??

I might not be quite ready to get back into the kitchen just yet. What do you think?


Unknown said...

Oh bless... I think I would have hit my breaking point! Hang in there!

LauraC said...

Love it!
Also love the recipe, I will certainly be trying it. Is it so bad that I think of filling them with nutella and strawberries??

Anonymous said...

sounds like kitchen MIS-adventures to me ;).

FWIW, i give you an A+++ for effort! you're my hero for even considering cooking adventures.

Nancy said...

Oh man. Sounds like what would happen in my house if I tried that (plus lots of yelling on my end...*blush*)

Glad no one was hurt :)

Anonymous said...

How old are you boys? I would have totally lost my cool! Oh, and I so would not be the one scrubbing the floor either. I think it's great that you're trying cooking adventures. My 3 year old and I have some but baby isn't big enough yet.

Julie said...

Oh Lord! What a mess. Sorry it turned out into such a huge ordeal, cause they really are easy and yummy! Thanks for the linky :)

What A Card said...

Laura--Let me know how it turns out! Of course, I don't currently have a blender so I can't try it until I get a new one!

Lizcooper--my boys are three and a half. Normally, they'd be cleaning up, but we had a showing of our house later in the day (we're currently trying to sell our house!)

Karen M. Peterson said...

Hello! I just found your blog through SITS and wanted to come say hi.

And I LOVE that you participated in NaNoWriMo! I've done it the last 4 years!

Jeanne Estridge said...

You may be ready for the kitchen, but it sounds like they aren't -- at least not that day!

Lisa Petrarca said...

I''m not very good with the whole cooking thing and we end up eating a lot of Taco Bell & McDonald's, saves me lots of stress.

It'll get better!

Mommy, Esq. said...

Wow! I'm amazed you kept your cool. Is it wrong I'm frightened of when my kids can walk and talk?

Everyday Goddess said...

Cooking with kids means you always have to have a back up take out plan.

You get major points for the endeavor in my book!