They say, “don’t cry over spilt milk”… but what about spilt milk, butter, soup, and a kitchen fire? It’s not all beautiful filet mignon and fluffy chocolate mousse in the Lacey household! I’ve had plenty of failures along the way, including one that almost ruined a major holiday! There have definitely been some epic fails that I didn’t capture (like when you’re freaking out about grease just exploding from the pan), but here are some of my favorites that I did remember to catch on camera — enjoy!
Here on the left we have a massive cake overflow. I must have made this cake 20+ times and never had this happen before!! That spilled batter took weeks to burn off. And on the left? Just a prime example of how terrible I am at melting chocolate — I swear, it’s my achilles! I can’t even get it right in a fondue pot that’s made for melting chocolate!
If you’ve never been one to throw caution to the wind and set your milk on the edge of your trunk, I’m here to tell you — don’t! Luckily this happened in summer, because I was able to just use the garden hose to spray down the garage and push the milk out into the street. What a mess!
I certainly can’t leave out the great kitchen fire of Easter 2015. I was using a rimless baking sheet to cook biscuits that needed to be brushed in butter. Well, that butter overfloweth and caused a fire! Between 9 adults, none of us could remember the best way to put it out and in the heat of the moment (pun intended), used flour — warning: flour is not the right choice. After a minute we grabbed baking soda and got that under control. Our house smelled for weeks!