Thursday, November 27, 2008

It happened just like in a Donald Duck cartoon





Today, Thanksgiving, I thought I would be a good wife and daughter and make some mint chocolate cookies to take to dinner today.  I started first thing in the morning.  

Found the cookie book
Pre-Heat oven
Gathered the ingredients
Started combining.

So, I am measuring the flour to be sifted with the cocoa and, first of all, my baking powder is from like the turn of the century, so  I doubt it will work properly.  Next I take grab the cocoa powder that is brand new from the store just last week.  I remove the lid, carefully start peeling back the foil seal....and POOF! Face full of cocoa powder.  No kidding.  It was all in my hair, covering my glasses, my shirt, the counter, the floor, the cook book.  Everything!  And my reaction was just like the cartoon.  Stunned silence, followed by a small cough, and surveying the damage, then wiping one finger across my glasses and coughing again.  I moved to the sink and brushed off as much as I could, then took the book to the garbage and brushed off the book.  
I have made a bigger mess of my kitchen in the last 45 minutes, than I ever have in my entire life. I kept knocking things on the floor, and into the sink.  Not to mention the general mess I made while adding the dry to the wet.  Oh well.  




Anyone have a mop I can borrow?

7 comments:

Jessica said...

That is too funny! Way to go on the baking.

Lisa Louise said...

hehehehe, that's awesome Lena! Did the cookies turn out?

The Felts said...

LOL!! Oh I woulda paid a billion to watch that happen.

Kathy said...

No good deed goes unpunished!

The cookies were great! Good Job.

Samantha Broadhead said...

Yikes!!! That's too funny!!! Maybe next year you should stick with bringing flowers, less messy.
I'm glad you had a great holiday though. Love you friend.

Steve and Annie said...

It's not baking unless a mess is made. Oh, and for some reason when I first looked at this picture I thought the smudge under your nose was a painted on mustache. Weird.

Laurie said...

Cocoa is great for your skin I hear.....
love the haircut