Friday, October 5, 2007

Cooking Crepes

I am not a good cook. When I was about 11 or 12 I tried to make a stir and frost cake. I read the directions carefully, and I still swear, to this day, that it did not say to stir the mix after I added the water. My family still makes fun of me.

When I was in college I was cooking shrimp and I called my mom to see how long they needed to cook and she told me until they turned pink. I hopped off the phone quickly as mine had been boiling for over half an hour. I don't remember them being tough though.

The other night I was trying to scrounge up something for dinner that was quick and easy since I had to meet a friend to go to a visitation. I finally made some turkey bacon, cut up some fruit and made some crepes. I was trying to flip one of the crepes and it was kind of stuck so I picked up the skillet and kind of turned it over and tired to scrape it off. (Looking back I think it wasn't ready to be flipped yet, but I was ready for it to flip) I finally turned it over and shook it a little thinking I would catch it with the spatula. It sounded like a good idea! Instead the little crepe fell into the gas flame and caught fire! I turned off the gas and it continued to burn so I grabbed the spatula and tried to move the crepe to the sink. That led to me picking up the burner with the burning crepe on it and causing a bigger mess. By this time I am yelling out to DH that I have a burning crepe and he and the kids come running to see this giant flaming crepe wrapped around the overturned burner. I finally beat the flames out on the crepe with the spatula. Then without thinking I pick up the burner to put it straight on the stove and I burn my hand.

I finally gave up and served what was made to find out that the girls didn't even like crepes.

8 comments:

Uncle Dan said...

Hilarious Kido but I thought Lasagna was what you were known for.

Anonymous said...

Lasagna? I don't remember that story.

ABW said...

Nope, I have never had any mishaps with lasagna that I can recall!

Now pumpkin pie is a different story....

Gypsy at heart said...

Well, I can see there will be no end of stories for the family cookbook that I keep thinking about.....

Uncle Dan said...

Many years ago D#1 and a friend were baking a chocolate layer cake, all went well except they forgot to cut off the top to make it flat. Well now you double the middle thickness by two and after frosting the cake split open and slid apart, sort of like a fault line. It tasted good but in chunks.

I have heard about cooking a pot beans at Pepperdine, any comments?

Or a newleywed baking biscuits with sugar in them rather than baking powder, cookies anyone?

TripleE said...

Crepes?!
Whoa, you must be pretty good to have even attempted those!

Lemon Stand said...

I'm not a bad cook but I have definitely had those "why didn't I stick with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches" moments. I have never attempted crepes as they seem intimidating to me. I think you should get brownie points for the attempt. (Especially since you sustained injuries... medal anyone?) :o)

rose_michelle said...

OMG! What a story! At least you didn;t bur nthe house down. I've had a few mishaps in my day too, but with a lettle therapy you learn to get past them :)