Top 5 “Fails” of 2013
Yesterday, I posted the Top 5 of 2013…Today, the Top 5 “Epic” Fails
The things you DIDN’T see, until now
In Chronological Order…
#1 – From the post “Anniversary Dinner at Gloria’s“
I was brand new to blogging when our anniversary came. We went to Gloria’s for dinner and I had the bright idea to “review” the place. Of course I needed pictures of the food and since I had my first ever Smart Phone with me, I was all set…right? Well, I’ve mentioned before, I’m not real tech savvy… I just got a smart phone this year and no, I can’t use the DVD or Blue Ray remotes without my twelve year old’s help.
We enjoyed a wonderful dinner, taking pictures all along the way. The next day I wrote about it and posted. I immediately received a call from a good friend, who reads my posts everyday to encourage me, saying ALL my pictures were UPSIDE DOWN! What!!! I didn’t realize there was a “right side up” when taking pictures on the phone and it’s not an Apple product, so on ALL Apple devices, my pictures were UPSIDE DOWN. Later, when I learned how to use PicMonkey, I fixed them.
#2 – Arguably the WORST of the year…Caramel Apples
Our family LOVES those wonderful caramel apples loaded with nuts, candy and chocolate that cost like $5 each. We usually only buy one and share it. So, this fall, I decided…how hard can it be? I do food, I have a blog, this would be fun, my daughter wants to help….WIN! WRONG! This was without a doubt my biggest FAIL of the year! Evidently, these are MUCH harder than they look. We melted the caramel, dipped the apples, placed them on the paper to harden and immediately…all the caramel dripped off. I tried to recover by re-dipping. Result – more caramel on the paper. Maybe they just needed the “toppings” to help the caramel stay on? NO, they didn’t. The end result…5 apples on sticks and LOTS of yummy stuff on the paper around them. We still ate them….sliced apples with nutty, candy caramel dip.
#3 – Fried Ravioli
A great appetizer…when it’s not burned…or too dark to take pictures! I attempted these again with the same results! Daylight Savings time is killing me! One day I will blog these!
#4 – The end to a REALLY bad cooking day!
Just so you get the idea of how bad it really was!
It was the day we set aside to make our cookies for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. All set and very excited, we woke up to a VERY dreary, rainy day…fine for baking cookies, TERRIBLE for taking pictures! (I took them the next day) The list just seem to go on, I can’t even remember all the things that happened, but basically, if it could go wrong…it did! Then, around dinner time, there was the FIRST attempt at Fried Ravioli. It burned. Then about half way through the cooking process, while using this spoon, I turned the ravioli, laid the spoon on the counter, walked away and when I came back to check on them…that’s when I realized it! Melted Spoon! It was at that point in the day I had two choices…laugh or cry. My oldest daughter was in the kitchen helping. As she laughed she suggested I HAD to blog the spoon. So, here it is!
#5 – Rice Pudding – currently in my refrigerator
In case you’re not familiar with Rice Pudding…it SHOULDN’T be that “soupy”. I put it into the serving dish with a ladle….NOT the appropriate utensil for serving “pudding”.
I love Rice Pudding and always make it for New Year’s. I have a “great” recipe…by that I mean, it tastes great. I however, have about a 75% FAIL rate on this pudding. It was more “soupy” than this, I cooked an extra cup of rice and added it to get this result…you should have seen it before. Well, at least it tastes good and there’s A LOT of it!
This wasn’t all the “fails” of 2013, but it is all the pictures I have, thankfully. These remind me that everything doesn’t have to be perfect and I should laugh at myself.
Thanks for reading and I hope you have a Happy and Blessed 2014!