Thursday, December 18, 2008

A Couple "Funnies"

It is interesting the way things work. Last night I took a look at my big container of cornstarch and had a memory come rushing back to me. The timing is funny because I had been thinking of posting it last night but did not get to it. A friend recently posted and asked if any of us had done mind-blogging. I cannot say that blog posts consume my thinking by any means, but sometimes I find myself doing something with the kids just to be able to create an interesting post and/or put pictures on here. Another friend posted about a lefse incident. I could only laugh and decided I should get it posted.

One day when I was a teenager, probably 17 or 18, my mom was making soup for our lunch and was trying to thicken it. Unknown to her, I had filled her jars with flour, sugar, cornstarch, brown sugar, whatever else she had, and since there was an extra empty jar, I put powdered sugar into it. She kept adding more and more "cornstarch" to the soup, and it would not thicken. It turns out that she grabbed the one I had filled with powdered sugar! I do not remember if we ate that sweet, sweet, sweet soup or not.

Another time is when I was younger, probably 12, and is probably something most children have done. I was given the job of making the whipping cream for the dessert we were having. I watched the cream whip and whip and whip. It got fluffier and fluffier and all of a sudden started turning lumpy. I hollered out, "Is it supposed to get lumpy?" only to find out that I had whipped it too long and it turned into butter. I think I got to ride my bike up to a little store a couple miles (?) away to get more cream and try again.

7 comments:

Emily said...

Great stories! And I'm so glad I'm not the only one :) ha ha

homeschoolmom said...

you linked to my blog! i feel so special! *grin*

btw, i like your whipped cream/butter story. i don't make my own whipped cream too often, but i can totally see that happening!

All in a Day said...

It is all in a day's work. hee hee hee

Abbi said...

Your stories were fun to read!
Happy Anniversary!

All in a Day said...

Thanks, Abbi!

Beth said...

fun stories!!

All in a Day said...

Thanks, Beth. It's not that often that I remember things about my past so I decided I should start sharing the things I do happen to remember.