Well, it’s Monday so let’s laugh a little (or a lot) today, shall we? Even if it means confessing some really embarrassing moments, life is too short for so many serious moments, especially at the start of the week. Plus, my word this year is BIGGER and if that means I’m a bigger goof because of it, well then so be it. Are you ready for this epic blonde moment of mine?? Let me just paint you a picture here…
On Friday, (you know, after I set off our house alarm at 4:30am) I went to make my mom’s famous banana bread until I realized I didn’t have sour cream – the secret ingredient. So I found another BB recipe on Pinterest and began to make it when I got to the part that said:
In a bowl, mix all ingredients by hand until well incorporated.
Strange, I thought, but I’ve rarely been one to stray from the original instructions of a baking recipe so I did just what I was instructed to do: I stuck my hands in the bowl and began to “mix” together the egg, flour, sugar, baking soda, etc etc etc…. yes, WITH MY HANDS. It hit me about 10 seconds later that no, I was not supposed to mix the ingredients with my hands but rather with a spoon – mixing it “by hand” vs. with a blender. (I mean, Amelia Bedelia anyone??)
You guys, listen to me. It just does not get any more real than this, ok? I seriously DIED laughing, hunched over the bowl – literally crying from the hilariousness of it all – and then did what any good blogger would do: I snapped a picture (because I really love you guys and, #fortheblog) and then obviously called my mom to tell her what I’d just done. We laughed together for quite awhile and then it occurred to me that this is not the first blonde moment I’ve had while making banana bread. Like how about that one time I went to bake mini loaves of BB and had to call my mom to ask her, “I’m making mini loaves that would equal one regular sized loaf… so I’ll probably need to cut the recipe in half, but how do I do that with an egg?” to which, of course, she responded with, “Em. You make it the way you normally would but just pour the ingredients into the smaller containers.” Yeah. And then there was the time when instead of using cinnamon, I accidentally used ground cumin (because DUDE- they look exactly the same!) If there was ever one ingredient to ruin a good batch of banana bread, it would definitely be ground cumin, there has never been anything truer than that.
Today, I am grateful for the chance to not only laugh at myself, but to share my embarrassing moments with others. Because it’s SO great to laugh until you cry every now and then (even if it’s at your own expense) and the older I get, the more I realize how important laughter is. Like, we need it in our lives on a daily basis. More laughing for us all today, ok?
Alright, now I wanna hear one of your ‘laugh at yourself’ moments – because we’ve all got ’em!
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