B's favorite dessert is Blueberry Ripple Cheesecake. He took us out to dinner so I was going to provide the dessert. This isn't a straight forward cheesecake. It requires you to boil a sugar, water, cream of tatar mixture until it "spins a thread". Since this is NOT an every day cooking task, I ruined it. But that's not the "moment". After I noticed the clear liquid turning yellow, my nice plastic spoon leaving black pieces in the mixture, burning my fingers trying to get the plastic out, and realize attempt #1 was a lost cause, I quickly poured the mixture down the sink so the candy mixture wouldn't stick to the pan and ruin it. I tried the sugar, water, cream of tatar mixture again in a different pan but this time using a wooden spoon and keeping the boiling temp a little lower. The mixture started turning yellow and smelling... it was a lost cause again. I came to grips the reality of no Blueberry Ripple Cheesecake on V-day, i was... ok with that. But I was NOT ok when I turned on the garbage disposal and realized I had a candied garbage disposal.
So, I pick up the phone to call B and the conversation goes something like this:
Me: Something really bad just happened, I did something really bad.
B: Babe, what happened? (thinking someone has died or something REALLY bad)
Me: Don't laugh now, but you can laugh later.
Me: I told you not now.
B: What did you do?
Me: I was trying to be thoughtful and sweet and make you... blah, blah, word vomit confession time... and I candified the garbage disposal, what do I do???
B: You did what? Candified the garbage disposal?
Me: Yes, how do I fix it? (why is it natural for me to assume he knows the answer? Why would he know the answer? He's never done this)
B: You have to melt the candy somehow. Try boiling water and pouring tons of it down the sink. Amy, just think, the worst thing that could happen is you have to buy a new disposal. You didn't do something REALLY bad. No human is involved and your fingers aren't burnt off so everything is just fine.
The hot water trick worked on the garbage disposal but now I have the pans to deal with. HOW DO I REMOVE HARD CANDY OFF OF THE TWO SAUCE PANS? Or do I need to save my finger nails and time and go buy new ones? Please help before the roomies go looking for a sauce pan.
Time to show off...
|I was told to go to the front door to make sure his shovel was still there b/c he was going to come get it later.... |
that pretty little lier knows the way to my heart.
|I love flowers. I love the boy too!|