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post #16 of 39
Okay folks heres one more dumb story, went downstairs to start the washing machine ( run water first then add clothes) come back upstairs and get busy doing something else and later figure its about time for washing machine to be done only to find clothes still in basket.
post #17 of 39
LOL, thanks for starting my day with lots of giggles.

I procrastinate terribly, and I had to do 100 bluebells in the lily nail...for a cake due two days later. I figured I'd help them dry a little quicker by putting them in the oven which I had prewarmed to about 100 degrees. Well, they did dry quickly on the outside, but too quickly...the wet icing inside was so constricted by the rapidly-drying icing on the outside that all of my bluebells had these long snake-like squiggles extruding out of the centers where the wet, compressed icing had escaped through little holes. It was pretty freaky.

I put another batch in the oven just so they'd be in a dry environment (no humidity with a pilot light), and forgot about them....hubby turned the oven on to preheat it for something and soon the smell of melting plastic filled the house....my flower formers had curled up and deformed. I don't use the oven for this purpose anymore. LOL

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post #18 of 39
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Originally Posted by irisinbloom

Okay folks heres one more dumb story, went downstairs to start the washing machine ( run water first then add clothes) come back upstairs and get busy doing something else and later figure its about time for washing machine to be done only to find clothes still in basket.




I had such a laugh at this story! I've done something similiar. I've left the washer lid up so the clothes didn't finish the washing process! They just sat in dirty water for hours!

These are great stories! I'm really glad I posted my goof!


Amy
post #19 of 39
My biggest goof was pre-cake making too. We used to have fruit trees all over our property at our other house, so I made pies and preserves all the time. I was constantly making pies and taking them to my husbands office. Well, one day I brought one in and the guys were eating it, but pulling the top crust off. My husband asks what I did to the pie b/c it tastes really bad on top.So I tried it. Darn if I didn't put lawry's seasoning salt on top instead of the cinnamin sugar mix! I had them both in clear tupperware spice containers, and I guess in the rush of getting kids out of the kitchen so I could get the pie in the oven, I must have grabbed the wrong container! I was so embarrased. But they ate the whole thing (minus the top).
post #20 of 39
OMG sheila...I am laughing so hard I am crying here! I have made SO many of these blunders!
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post #21 of 39
LOL. I'm a lot more careful about labeling spices now icon_smile.gif I laugh about it now, but I was horrified at the time! LOL.
post #22 of 39
Alright! Since I laughed, I guess I have to share...I take a Three Milks Cake(for a customer) out of the oven and put it on the cooling rack. While working on other things, I moved the cake without the rack onto the stove to make room on the counter...AND didn't know I bumped the burner on!! Hmmm....what's that smell? Good thing I was still in the same room!! That's an involved cake to have to make again!!!

The worst - Our first Thanksgiving in our new home, fortunately it is just hubby, child and me. I put the turkey in the oven and go about doing other things around the house, then take a nap! I wake to wonder why there is no lovely turkey smell wafting through my house icon_confused.gif ...guess it would have helped if I turned the oven on!!! icon_cool.gif Luckily, I jumped on the web and found on the food network site how to fast bake a turkey! Dinner was saved, but man did I feel icon_redface.gif ! One nice thing is, before going vegetarian, I didn't have to spend all day cooking turkey anymore!! icon_lol.gif
post #23 of 39
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Oh my goodness are these fun to read! I'm glad to know I'm not the only member of the "been there did that club" You all have made my mistake funny instead of inferiorating!

Amy
post #24 of 39
These stories are so great! They would be even funnier if I had not done most of them myself. I have left the washing machine lid open, I have forgotten to put the clothes into the washer in the first place, I have put clothes in the dryer and not turned it on, I have had fondant in the oven on a cookie sheet and then turned the oven to preheat and I have forgotten to double something in a recipe. Either I am incredibly normal or really a klutz!!!

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post #25 of 39
Definitely normal! I do all those laundry mistakes on a regular basis. Motherhood has destroyed most of my brain cells. icon_biggrin.gif

Oh man, I told my family about the Lawry's Seasoned Salt goof and we cracked up!! The next time my husband makes me mad....he's getting Seasoned Salt on his dessert. Heeheeehee
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post #26 of 39
Okay, thankgiving dinner. I get up at 5:00 to put the turkey in. Go back to sleep. Wake up smelling all the good smell. Check the turkey (4 hours later) the giblets in the plastic are still inside icon_surprised.gif What does one do icon_confused.gif
post #27 of 39
What a coincidence to see this thread this morning! I attempted to make a pineapple upside down cake yesterday. After I put it in the oven, I unloaded the dishwasher and went to clean the countertops and lo and behold - there's the can of pineapple still sitting there! Luckily this cake was just a dessert for my family! Anyway, the cake hadn't been in the oven but just a few minutes, so I poured the batter out into a bowl, threw the pineapple in, and poured the batter back in! The cake tasted great, but of course it fell apart when I took it out - my family didn't care though - it was all gone by the end of the evening! thumbs_up.gif
post #28 of 39
I have had a long laugh after reading all the stories!!! I like the seasoning salt the best! Mchelle, I have forgotten to take the giblets bag out of the turkey too! Good thing it doesn't ruin the turkey! LOL!!

I drink hot tea in the mornings. Well just this morning I got a cup & the tea bag ready. I put the cup in the microwave. Turned it on & realized I never put water in it! DA! I do things like that all the time!! WE ARE ALL NORMAL!!!! ha ha ha!!

I forget what I'm doing all the time! I guess I do too much at a time! I thought I forgot oil in the last choc cake I made. It was for my cousins wedding rehearsal on Fri. night. I didn't taste the cake till everyone else started complimenting me on it. I waited to taste it to see if they were lying!! LOL!! They weren't. I did add oil & the cake turned out soooo good!! And I don't even like choc cake!!
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post #29 of 39
Oh my gosh, these are all too funny.
Okay, I'm not even a mom yet and I already do plenty of dumb stuff. Not on too much of a regular basis, anymore. On more than one occasion, I have doubled a recipe and forgotten to double one ingredient. I made banana bread one time and doubled everything but the flour. I was like, man this is really soupy! So I figured out what I did and added the rest of the flour. But you know quick breads, too much mixing and it is tough! The flavor was good, but the texture was terrible.
I have also turned on the wrong burner several times. Boy does it smell funny when something is on that burner that does not need to be cooking! I ruined a burner cover, DH told me I couldn't get new ones until I went long enough without turning the wrong burner on and ruining something else! (I still don't have new burner covers-ha!)
post #30 of 39
Oh wow, what a thread! I'm laughing so hard I can hardly type. It's good to know I'm not the only one who does stuff like this.
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