Wednesday, March 28, 2007

You Know What's Overrated?

Adding water to your cake mix, that's what... sometimes, when you are helping one child with word problems of ridiculous proportions, making another child soup (and therefore you did actually add water to something) and trying to have a somewhat active-listening conversation with the 3rd child who is watching tv and yelling in from the living room about the lasted busted myth... well, the 2/3 cp. water can be overlooked.

And, when your husband, who is 38 today, comes home and looks at the cake and wonders, "Babe, why is it so flat?" and you reply, "I have no idea... the batter was pretty thick..." and then the birthday boy queries, "Did you add the water?"

Well, no. As a matter of fact you did not add the water.

And, as you are having a MASSIVE party for him on Saturday... a party you have pulled together in less than 2 weeks... complete with North African cuisine, a boat-load of liquor from BevMo (which you just learned does not in fact stand for Beverages from Missouri, but rather, Beverages and More) and several panic induced phone calls to various friends and enlisting the help of your Nanny's 2 Dave and Buster employed nephews, well... he is very clever when he points out that some of the best inventions have been pure accident and that your cake pan brownies are fab.u.lous.

30 comments:

InterstellarLass said...

Sounds like a fun party to me! Where's it at? Doh. Elle has soccer this weekend...have to take a rain check. ;)

Flutterby said...

ROFL what a wonderful fast thinker! Mine would just remind me there are 3 bakeries within a 2 mile radius of my house.

Mamma said...

Tons of birthdays this week--mine too!!

For that very diplomatic comment about your cake he deserves an extra special HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

wzgirl said...

Can I come to the par-tay??

Recovering Wino said...

At least you attempted to make a cake...I would have definitely went and bought one.

Pendullum said...

Happy Happy Birthday to Hugh!!!!

And I have you beat...
A galpal of mine, who is the worst cook on earth(So bad if she invites me over I ask if her husband is cooking), felt peer pressure...
Her kids came homeone day and were telling her of these AMAZING brownies...'and Momma they come from a package so you can do it...'
So, my friend thought, okay i am a lawyer, I am smart.... I CAN do this for them...
And so she decided to surprise her family and make the brownies... Just add eggs and oil... BASIC enough...
And she was so proud...
She presented the family with the Brownies... They could hardly contain themselves!!
'Mama Baked! Mama Baked!' they cried.
They ate their dinner and then made a whole ceremony of the Brownies.
(A wee bit over the top???Well you do not know how BIG this is for them..)
And then, and then...They bit into the Brownies...
And all GAGGED! They were the worst to ever be tasted by far...All four kids ran to the bathroom to wash their mouths out... and leaving their dad to deal with Mom..
'I don't understand it' she said...' Just oil and eggs! It must be that I got the worng package! wrong Brownies??'
Honey?
Whaaattttt!!!!
What oil did you use?
Whaddya mean? This one! What's the difference?
Well, that's olive oil!
Sooo???

And so she has been banished from the kitchen forever.

Wish we could have all been there ... so make up for it with a blog of lots of pics and antidotes of the celebrations...
You are one rockin woman!!!! Have a great time...And Happy birthday to the lucky guy who captured your heart, Hugh, aka Mr. Eva Las Vegas!

Jenny said...

Mmmmmm...pan brownies.

C.J. said...

Hey, I don't even have to have distractions to forget that kind of stuff.

Brownies are always a hit anyhoo ;0)

Sounds like quite the par-tay :0)

Tuesday Girl said...

When do I get my invitation?

Jill said...

I forgot to put eggs in cookie batter a couple weeks ago and had threw the whole bowl out because it wouldn't stick together... thennnnnn I realized what I forgot. Have a fun party!

Oh, The Joys said...

K made cornbread and left out the corn meal. A room full of southerners declared it delicious. You never know.

Kayce said...

Sounds like something I do with dinner every night! There is always something I'm forgetting.

Happy Birthday to your DH!

Kristin said...

Y'all are invited!

The more the merrier!

Just keep the blog thing under wrap... mmm'kay?

Anonymous said...

BEVERAGES OF MISSOURI?

Keegan, you kill me.

J.D. said...

Sounds like the time I tried to mash potatoes before boiling them.

Redneck Mommy said...

Sounds like you went to the same cooking school I did.

But who doesn't love a good brownie???

Mrs. Chicky said...

And that's real love. When your husband can find good things to say about a cooking mistake.

That birthday party sounds hawt.

Christina_the_wench said...

I wanna be you when I grow up.

Becky said...

its totally overrated :)

Glinda said...

My husband puts yellow police tape around the kitchen if I suggest that I help him with anything that involves more than turning on the oven...

You should see the dress I got for the party...stunning.

Los said...

So, just wondering. How was the waterless cake, anyway?

minijonb said...

ditch the cake... make cupcakes not war!!!

Lisa said...

Wow. Sounds like the party will be a blast.

Hugh is a very lucky man! (I'm pretty sure he knows that tho...)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUGH!

hautemama said...

Happy birthday big daddy!! Just add LOTSA icing and everyones happy!!

carrie said...

I've been there. Put a little frosting on 'em and nobody will be the wiser!

And -- Happy Birthday to Hugh! Hope the party is fab.u.lous.

Carrie

J.D. said...

The story you've been waiting for is on my blog now :P

Undercover Angel said...

I probably would have bought a cake...I'm not very good at making them. I made my husband a birthday cake this year that looked more like the leaning tower of Pisa...

mollymcmo said...

LMAO!!! can i come to the party???!!

m

Shelley said...

Hah! Sounds delish!

Hugh is a very smart man. :)

Anonymous said...

Ah, it sounds a lot like something my wife would do, which is why this comment is ANON.