Mama Diaries

Friday, June 13, 2014

A Chip Off the Old Block

My teenage daughter was in the kitchen making breakfast this afternoon.  (Yes, this afternoon. She's a bit of a night owl.)  I heard the blender going and wondered what in the world she was making.  About ten minutes after that, I noticed a putrid odor.Something was burning. I knew it was time to investigate.

What I found was a huge mess, and something that vaguely resembled a pancake sitting in the skillet on the stove.  My daughter was standing there, with a wooden spatula in her hand.

"Girlfriend," I said.  "What exactly are you doing?"

"I'm making banana pancakes, Mom."

I nodded, trying not to say anything sarcastic.  "Do you need any help?"

"No, Mom.  It's under control.  I'm making them just like you do - burnt!"  




I want to let you know, I'll be out of the office for a little while, so I won't be posting.  But don't worry,   I'm sure I'll have a ton of stories when I return!  See you when I get back!


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  1. ZINGER!!! She gotcha there Sherry :-)

    Have a great time away and we look forward to your return!

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    1. She sure did!

      Thanks! I'll miss everybody while I'm gone!

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  2. Hahahaha. My mom was terribly distracted while trying to cook when I was growing up. Seems like she always thought of something to do while the veggies were cooking. Eventually I got used to them tasting burnt. It was a surprise to go away to college and find out that they don't USUALLY taste that way:D

    Just wanted to let you know I dedicated something to you on the Thursday post.

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    1. I hopped over and saw your post. It was hilarious! You've made it perfectly clear as to why guys don't ask for directions! ;0)

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  3. hahaha. that's funny.. apparently i use the smoke alarm as a timer so i can' relate!
    'See you' when you get back!! :)

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    1. That is so funny! I can't say I've used the smoke alarm as my timer. But I'm sure someday it'll happen!

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  4. I refuse to believe that you burn pancakes. A Mama doesn't do such a thing, unless it's an accident that happens once.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. Blackened is the only way to go!
    Have a great time away.

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    1. Blackened gives it that special flavor!

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  6. I bet yours taste good even burnt.
    I've had banana pancakes. Slap some peanut butter on them and they are awesome.

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    1. I've never tried them with peanut butter, but that sounds like a great idea. Thanks for the suggestion.

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  7. Hahahaha, she is a funny kid. Hope everything is okay on your end. Catch you when you get back.

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    1. I had a great time with my kids. I'll share a few stories this week.

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  8. haha well she makes them how she is taught I guess. Hope you have a good trip.

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    1. I'm the best teacher when it comes to cooking!

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  9. Burnt pancakes taste good though. Now I'm hungry :)

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    1. As long as they're not charred, they're perfectly fine. ;0)

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  10. Blender for pancakes! Great story.

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    1. Can you believe she used a blender? I don't do that, so I have no idea where she got that one from.

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  11. she is again channelling Bubba methinks....

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  12. My mom can't make pancakes but I can. My boyfriend tried to micromanage even though he had never made them before so I told him to do it. It took ten minutes before he came to me, said how sorry he was, and promised not to question me again because it was harder than he thought. hahahaha

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    1. I had a great time, but I'm happy to be back!

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  14. Hi, Sherry. I was afraid you were going to say that she burnt up the motor on the blender. It's been a little while since I made banana pancakes. Think I'll have to make them sometime soon for a Meatless Monday meal.

    Enjoy your time away from blogging. I look forward to all the stories you'll have to share. : )

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    1. I would've been a little upset if she had burned the motor on the blender!

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  15. LOL, looks like that night owl has a smart mouth... XD

    Also, hope you have fun while you're away!

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    1. Yes. I can't imagine where she got that from!

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    1. They're not bad if they're not completely charred.

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  17. Banana pancakes sound good--burnt or not! Have a great time.

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  18. Burnt banana pancakes. I thought that's the only way to have them!

    Enjoy your time away. I shall try to keep blogland under control in your absence.

    Gary :)

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    1. Haha! Thanks, Gary. I'm back, and it appears that blogland is still here and doing well. You did a good job! ;0)

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  19. Sounds like my second son (and teenager). He loves to cook and burns things a lot!

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  20. Reminds me of both me and my husband - the burnt pancakes (or most other things for that matter) me, the resulting mess (grrr) my husband.

    Another wonderful post, I always come away from my visit here chuckling.

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  21. Oh yes, I've burned many a pancake in my day. Still haven't mastered it. Thank God IHOP sells pancakes that are already made...

    Enjoy that out of office time!

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    1. IHOP is a good place. We had quite a few not burned pancakes from there while we were on vacation. :)

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  22. Nice post! I enjoyed reading every bit of it :) Eager awaiting your next post :)

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  23. Waiting for your stories. They make me happy.

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    1. Aw. That's nice of you to say! More stories are on the way.

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  24. i hope my boys marry good cooks - i'm going to be the grandma from 16 candles who opens a box of donuts for breakfast (minus the cig!)

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  25. Hope you have fun wherever you're going. Oh, I wanted to tell you today is International Violin Day, in case you hadn't heard that.

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    1. I had no idea. I was floating on a lake, so I guess I missed International Violin Day. ;0)

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  26. Sounds like how I cook.

    Hope your break is good.

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    1. I had a great vacation with my kids.

      The problem with me is that I get distracted when I cook, and try doing too many things at a time.

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  27. Has she been hanging around with Bubba?
    I think she turned the tables on you as a way of getting out of it. LOL

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    1. Yes. They are brother and sister after all. ;0)

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  28. Hahaaa, seriously? Ouch, Mom! LOL

    Hope you're enjoying your summer!!

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    1. I'm always being picked on for my culinary skills. ;0)

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  29. Hope you have a good time away.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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    1. I had a great time with my kids! I'll share a few stories next week.

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  30. You've been tagged:

    http://stephie5741.blogspot.com/2014/06/4-questions-on-writing.html

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  31. LOL She got you!

    Looking forward to more of your posts when you get back. :)

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  32. I hope you had a wonderful vacation! We've been missing you here in blogland. The story makes me smile. There's not much you can answer in that situation, right? But your pancakes must be perfect when she tries to make them just like you :)

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    1. Haha! She probably made them better than me!

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