Something To Lighten the Mood
Have you ever cooked or baked something that didn't go quite right? I do it all of the time. The trick is to try to salvage something out of it because we all know how expensive food is these days.
My granddaughters and I set out to make a chocolate cream pie. Fairly simple (or I thought) and not too many ingredients. Graham cracker crust - easy peasy - the girls had fun smashing the graham crackers. We then added a little sugar and some melted butter. Ta-da our crust is ready!
The filling recipe we used was simple and straight forward - jello chocolate pudding mix, milk and Cool Whip. Now I'm not a huge fan of Cool Whip, I'd rather have real whipped cream but I'm going with the recipe. We mix the pudding and milk together. I let the girls use their cute little whisks. I then slowly and carefully folded in the Cool Whip. We poured it into the crust and set it in the refrigerator to set. The recipe said 3 hours - we let it sit for 6. Not firm enough to slice and serve
You could see the disappointment in their little faces. I said "not to worry girls I have an idea!".
I had them grab some glasses from the cabinet and what do you know - Chocolate Cream Pie ....Parfait complete with the crust. Popped a little real whipped cream on top - it was delicious! They were pleased as punch to serve this up to their mom and dad.
I hope that this somehow is teaching them not to "freak out" when things don't go quite as planned. Sometimes you just have to re-imagine your plans and make the best of what you have.