Botched Baking

So. My really good friend shared her recipe for lemon bars with me. And last night, after dinner, I decided I would give it a try since I had all the ingredients. I got everything together and started to make them. My mouth was all set for yummy lemon bars.

I made the crust with no problems. But then as I made the lemony part, my son decided to start talking to me about his Wii game. He distracted me. Of course, I wasn’t paying attention either. I got it all mixed up and poured it over the crust… and then realized I had left out the baking powder! That’s kind of important…

I left it on the stove for a few minutes, trying to decide if I should just throw it out or not. Instead, I poured the batter back into the bowl, added the baking powder and mixed it up. Poured it back onto the crust and checked the recipe for how long to bake it. And realized I hadn’t beat it nearly long enough. sigh

I threw them in the oven anyway and waited the alotted 20 minutes.

I think part of my problem was I was extremely tired. By 9 pm, I could hardly keep my eyes open.

Well, the lemon bars came out of the oven and they looked okay. They tasted okay too, but I’m not sure they looked they way the were supposed to. hehe So I’m going to have to try again another day when I’m not so tired.

Tomorrow is the 4th and I’m not sure what I’m doing for that yet (here in the US it’s our Independence Day). Man is out of town today for work and he and I may end up hanging out together tomorrow. If not, then I’ve been invited to a BBQ at my sister-in-law’s sister’s house (if that’s not confusing enough – they’re kind of like extended-extended family for me LOL!).

If I end up at the BBQ, I think I’ll make my 4th of July trifle. If I don’t go, then Man and I are going to grill burgers.

Hope everyone has a great 4th!

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.