A Funny Story About Cooking Classes

United States
August 26, 2007 12:10pm CST
When I was in high school there were cooking classes that could be taken for credit. The boys had classes and the girls had classes. There were several kitchen units in the classroom. Each had storage cupboards, a stove, refrigerator, sink, counterspace, and table with chairs. I was set-up like an ordinary kitchen. The supplies were kept in glass jars with labels to identify the contents. Having to buy the supplies in bulk it was easier to store each units staples in glass jars and labeling them. Each week we had to plan menus, make shopping lists for supplies, and prepare the meal. Friday was the day we prepared the meal. We all had our assigned duties. Mine that week was to prepare the chocolate chip cookies. As we dined on our meals the teacher came around to sample the dishes. We all got glowing remarks for the meal. When it came to the cookies, my teacher's face puckered and she spat out the cookie into a napkin. I was mortified. I followed the recipe and didn't alter it one bit. The teacher was surprised at how the cookies tasted because I was her prize student. When we checked the jars we found that the boys had switched the labels on the sugar and salt! That was one for our memories. The day we had salty chocolate chip cookies.
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@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
26 Aug 07
That is so funny, Elusive! It brought back memories of when I was in high school and took cooking classes. It was all great fun. I do think your story of putting salt in the chocolate chip cookies tops my biggest failure-I made a blackberry cobbler once and forgot to add sugar, lol.
• United States
26 Aug 07
That would be a little sour for my taste!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
28 Aug 07
Sugar crystals look different from salt and I always put a little on my finger to taste first, but I guess they wanted to make sure you wouldn't do it. Say, how come they allowed boys in home ec? I thought they were all supposed to be making cabinets and fixing motors in Industrial Arts. Things were sure different from when I was in high school. Not that we did not know if boys could cook, you know, steaks , bacon and eggs with fries and stuff like that, but we wouldn't have trusted them in a kitchen. They'd use too many pots and pans for the same thing. Your home ec teacher must have been doing some wishful thinking.
• United States
30 Aug 07
I think it was called Boy's Cooking. Can't remember that far back.
@yanjiaren (9050)
26 Aug 07
I think this is very funny lol and typical of the pranks the kids get up to in school..Mind you this is far more harmless than the aggressive bullying that I had to put up with lol. Did the boys get away with it lol? Or did they get detention at all? They deserved it if they did hahahaah.
• United States
26 Aug 07
The boys did get a chewing out from the teacher. They decided to have a meal that was planned by both groups. This ended the pranks.
@AmbiePam (48618)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I'm just glad you didn't get blamed for it! That poor teacher. She probably had someone taste test her food after that!
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• United States
26 Aug 07
We were advised to check our jars to make sure that what was on the label was what was inside.
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
26 Aug 07
That is so funny, but I'll bet you were disappointed at the time, that the boys were responsible for your bad cookies. I never had cooking class in high school, but the classroom with the kitchen for the cooking class was right across the hall from my homeroom. I remember it always smelling like fresh baked cookies. While the homeroom teacher droned on and on about whatever propaganda they were trying to brainwash us with, all I could think about was cookies, and I would wonder why they never brought us samples over to try.
• United States
26 Aug 07
The classrooms were located at the end of the school. The double doors were closed during classes. But, when classes were over you opened the door to a wall of aromas that made you salivate.
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
28 Aug 07
That was funny, the boys got one on you girls. :-) Yes memories, I too when I was in high school, cooking was included for us boys in our home economics class, we were assign a group mixed with girls. I remember us boys let the girls do all the cooking and just waited for them to be done and do the taste test. Lolz..
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
28 Aug 07
LOL That was a mean trick!! When I was 16 I visited my Dad for Christmas and thought I'd make him a cheesecake. I made up the filling...no problem. Then I started on the crust and when it was done I was so proud. My Dad at a large slice and put the rest in the fridge for the next day. When I got up in the morning I decided to snitch a little piece and almost gagged on it. I had accidently grabbed salt when I meant to grab the sugar. It tasted horrible and all through his piece the night before my Dad just smiled and ate it...not wanting to tell me the problem and hurt my feelings. Have a great day!! AT PEACE WITHIN
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
28 Aug 07
That sounds like something that my boys would do. I bet that your teacher made an awful face. I can imagine biting into that kind of cookie.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
27 Aug 07
I bet they tasted horrible.lol. Did the boys get in trouble for doing it? I would have made them eat the cookies.lol
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
27 Aug 07
That is funny! My sister did the same thing to me when I made peanut butter cookies. I had left and answered the phone and she dumped the sugar, and put salt in the container. They were horrible. I was so upset, I could not figure out what happened, they were horrible. I was 14.
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