Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Funnies - Cooling Crust

I don't have a photo to share on this funny, but I will try to give you a good visual. I enjoy cooking, and I have been told that I'm pretty good at it. However, although my hair is light brown, I am convinced that I have blonde roots because often times I do some pretty ridiculous things....

I was making this dessert (4-layer-pudding-dessert) for a large group that was coming for dinner. I was running a little behind and after I baked the crust it needed to cool completely before I could spread the pudding and other layers on top. I had the 9x13 pan sitting on a cooling rack with a warm flaky crust sitting in it.

In a moment of sheer...stupidity????.... I decided to pick up the pan and FAN IT IN THE AIR to cool the crust faster. Do you know what happens when you do something like that????

Let's do a slow-Mo thought process...

I lifted the pan quickly up and proceeded to fan it in the down the position. The crust however chose to stay in the air as I brought the pan down. Then the crust followed, landing all over the table, and some back in the pan, in chunks and pieces. Hmmmm, brilliant idea on quick cooling!!!!!!

Sometimes I question where my mind is - I am a pretty smart cookie, but sometimes I do strange things that have no explanation. However, all was not lost. I picked up the pieces and pressed them back into the pan. After it "cooled" the right way and the layers were all put together, no one would have guessed. :)

Have a blessed day!


  1. Oh, what a funny sight that must have been. So glad you were able to fix it though!

  2. It's great to be able to laugh at ourselves when we do things like that! I loved that you saved the day and fixed it!

  3. Oh my gosh, that sounds just like something I'd do, so I have no problem picturing it! ROFLOL!

    I'm a native Floridian and I think you're right. We never even had an AC till I was about 13. As we get older, of course, the heat bothers us more. I think it goes in cycles and will cool off again eventually. Unless we're raptured first. 8-]

  4. haha, great story! I've done things like that myself and then wonder what on earth I was thinking!! Maybe there's a little "blonde" in all of us!

  5. There's another one to add to our book of don'ts. I tell you we need to write that! Save many people lots of headaches lol.
    I love you my sister.
    p.s. those cookies were yummo!

  6. Oh I hate it when I do things like this. Makes me crazy but I'm thankful I'm not alone. Thank you so much for coming by my blog today and commenting. I hope you'll come again soon.

  7. I am sure it wasn't as funny at the moment...but it makes a hilarious story now. I have done many similar things, to which I internally respond, "What was I thinking?"
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Thanks for coming by and commenting again. I'm glad to know I'm not alone!

  9. Haha! I have one for you - and trust me, this is one for the books! When I lived in my little apartment being newly married, I made something on a cookie sheet (pizza or nachos and cheese). I brought the pan out and put it directly on our sofa, rationalizing that it was like a hot pad! Of course, when I went to lift up the pan, the fabric of the couch came up with it, leaving only a burn whole where we once sat! Pathetic, I know!

  10. BUAAAHH!!! ... that is so funny. It sounds like something I would do! Yes, I am a natural blonde! LOL
    Thanks again for the amazing cake! IT WAS PERFECT!! Everyone loved it!

  11. Too funny! A couple months ago I was roasting African spices in a smoking hot cast iron pan and had to get the thing out of the house so we could all breathe. I ran with it held out in front of me, threw open the front door and shoved it outside the door... and just about gave the mail lady third degree burns. Whoops!