Is my mommy career doomed?!

United States
April 21, 2008 12:26pm CST
My mom did a GREAT job raising me. She taught me a LOT of stuff about cooking, cleaning, and laundry, etc. The problem is, I stayed single WAY too long to make use of any of it. Case in point: I had to make muffin/cupcakes Saturday evening for Sunday morning service. Mind you, these were from a BOX. We're talking Pillsbury and Betty Crocker, folks, not even from SCRATCH. Well, I wanted to make 'em a little fancier since they were just out of the box. So, I cooked the carrot cake muffins in a mini-bundt pan and made the yellow cake into mini muffins with cute, trendy little wrappers. I thought I was so clever. Well, the yellow cake cupcakes came out underdone or too oily or something. Plus, I didn't bake them in a real mini-muffin pan, so there was room between the muffin and the pan, which resulted in the wrappers not really sticking right. The mini bundt carrot cakes looked, just funky. I guess real bundt cakes are more dense than box cakes. Yes, folks, it does get worse! I decided when I woke up Sunday morning that I need to have "more" goodies to bring to church. I thought I could make little cinnamon roll up thingies out of Bisquick. I rolled out the dough and brushed on some melted butter and cinnamon. I then rolled it up and sliced it into little "pin wheels." I put 'em in the oven and went to finish getting myself ready for the day. When I came out, my hockey pucks were done! Hockey pucks wasn't what I was going for...so I didn't even bother packaging those up! So, as I look forward to becoming a mommy some day, I am now concerned about my future contributions to bake sales. Side note: Thankfully, someone came to my rescue Sunday morning and gave me some cashola to buy some store bought treats! Thank goodness!
3 responses
• United States
21 Apr 08
Have patience, practice makes perfect, or at least makes it eatible. Some moms are not good cooks, thats ok as long as they are good moms. When it comes time for the bake sales, you will have it figured and its ok to practice, try baking at least once a week till you get the hang of it, it will all work out. Good luck to ya hun. :)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Thanks for the encouragement, goodhappens!
@teka44 (3425)
• Brazil
21 Apr 08
Hi goodhappens. I agree with you. Practice makes perfect.
• United States
21 Apr 08
your very welcome chicospagal, my daughter could cook up a storm when she was 9 to the age of 15, now at 21 she can barley make macaroni, I think sometimes things are blocked out, but that doesnt mean it wont come back, kinda like riding a bike. and thank you teka :)
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
21 Apr 08
I think that even if you are not and may never become the worlds greatest cook, your future children will not starve. I don't think your mommy career is doomed. You just need some more practice in the kitchen. Good luck with your future trys.
• United States
21 Apr 08
Thanks Lilybug. I know practice will help. I was good at this stuff once upon a time, I know I can get the hang of it again. I joke around that my hubby shouldda married me when I was 12, rather than 31! I was more "domestic" back then than I am now. The only problem is, he's 17 years older than me, so he would've been a 29 year old married to a 12 year old...kind of creepy...like Jerry Lee Lewis and his second cousin or whatever. :0)
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Don't worry about it, plenty of parent can not cook or bake worth a darn. Their kids turn out okay