I came home the other day and found a cookie pan covered with sticky, chocolate chip goop lying in the sink. It looked pretty disgusting.
I went into my husband's office and asked him, "What happened in the kitchen?"
He shrugged. "I don't know. Ask your son."
I went back into the kitchen and discovered a box of chocolate chip cookie mix and a bowl loaded with more goop and chunks of butter.
The boy walked in. "Dude, what's going on here?"
"I'm waiting for the butter to melt."
"Unless it gets to be one hundred degrees in here, this butter is not going to melt. Besides, if you're trying to make cookies, this stuff is way too runny!"
"I'm not trying to make cookies," he said.
"Then what are you trying to do?"
He pointed to the back of the box. "I'm trying to make this." It was a brownie/chocolate chip dessert.
I read the directions. "Dude, you need the brownie mix to go with this."
"Oh." Apparently the boy didn't feel inclined to read all of the directions.
"So, now what are you going to do?"
He shrugged and walked away.
I had a choice. I could either toss the entire mess, or attempt to do something with it. Since I'm not one to waste things, I did the latter. I grabbed a loaf pan, stirred the concoction so the butter pieces were a little more broken up, and then poured it in the pan. I popped it into the oven, and guessed at how long the thing should bake. I guessed good. When it was finished, it looked like a loaf of chocolate chip bread. My kids must've smelled it, because not long afterward, they came downstairs to have a piece.
"This is awesome!" Bubba said. "I made the best dessert ever!"
With a little help from Mom!
Before I go, I wanted to let you know that this Sunday, April 23rd, I will be giving a viola recital. If you are in the area, you are welcome to come. Here's the info:
Hope the recital goes grand!ReplyDelete
lol making something from goop. Now there is a skill.
It's amazing what moms can do!Delete
I kind of think that Bubba should have not been allowed to partake as he abandoned the project halfway through. Did you at least make him clean up afterwards?ReplyDelete
Yes, he helped clean up.Delete
That Bubba is truly a wizard in the kitchen. You never know what he's gonna whip up. It was actually a stroke of brilliance for Bubba to follow only half the instructions on the box because, with a little help from mom, he created a brand new product - chocolate chip bread - which, if you go into business making it, will surely sell like hot cakes. :)
Congratulations on your viola recital, dear Sherry!
I bet it would sell like hot cakes!Delete
I'd eat that.ReplyDelete
Awesome! Knock 'em dead Sunday night, Sherry.
It was really good!Delete
Oh, Bubba! My son once tried to make cookies without reading the directions. He ended up with cocoa powder all over the kitchen, which he cleaned up with a dust buster. The dust buster never recovered.ReplyDelete
Haha! Poor dust buster.Delete
Sounds good and have a blessed concert!ReplyDelete
Waste not want not, loved the story.ReplyDelete
Good luck with your recital.
I'm glad I was able to create something tasty from the goop!Delete
he should be banned from royal kitchens for good!ReplyDelete
Nah. I like his creativity, and the boy needs to be able to cook.Delete
Good job on the cookie creation. You can use your endless imagination for lots of things, even cookie dilemmas.ReplyDelete
Good think I have such a vivid imagination!Delete
Typical man relying on a woman, then taking all the credit! I'm sure the recital will be "heavenly".ReplyDelete
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Haha! What would the world be like without women?Delete
A kind of Frankenstein's monster of a dessert that you managed to revive! Great job!ReplyDelete
Why, thank you!Delete
To funny! I'm glad something yummy came out of it!!ReplyDelete
Congrats on your recital!!
Thanks for the hugs. Here's one back to you: Hug!!
It's good to take the credit without doing the hard work. But always remember that someone will know the truth.ReplyDelete
Yes. And that someone is the Mama!Delete
Glad it turned out well with Mama's help!ReplyDelete
Mama to the rescue, again!Delete
Mom to the rescue, but why is it always, "Your son" when they've done something messy? Same in my house.ReplyDelete
That's boys for you!Delete
Sounds like my kids. They love to leave me messes to clean up, but they've not yet left something so delicious.ReplyDelete
Yes. We moms have to have a lot of patience!Delete
Out of all good things and all of that ... Way to go for saving the day and indeed the chocolate goo.ReplyDelete
Yay, me! :)Delete