Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pumpkin Roll Disaster

Ok so again I wasn't going to post anything but as I was emailing my friend Andrea to tell her what I did, she's the one that gave me the recipe, I decided that I had to share the story with you guys as well. I'm sharing in hopes that you get a good laugh out of it because I sure did.

I am making 2 pumpkin rolls and going to freeze them and take them to Georgia with us for Thanksgiving. Jericho was sleeping so I decided to make them today while I had a little time. Well I got the first one in the oven with no problems and started on the second one, I had to do them at different times because I have to use the same pan. I got the 2nd one done but as I was spreading it in the pan I noticed that it was a lot thicker and the color seemed a little different than the other one and I wondered if I had mixed it to much, like the directions say NOT to do, but I thought oh well I guess I'll have to cook it and see. As I start to clean up I noticed that there sitting on the counter was the pumpkin. That's right I forgot to put the pumpkin in my pumpkin roll, I don't think that would have worked out very well. So, I snatched the dough, without the pumpkin in it, out of the oven, it hadn't been in for more than a minute, I don't think but still. I tried to see if I could save my pumpkin roll by taking the dough out of the pan, putting it in a bowl, which was pretty tricky, and then put the pumpkin in it. I think I managed to save it so I once again spread it in the pan and popped it in the oven, this time with the pumpkin in the dough, and then went to email Andrea to tell her what I did.

Well, that's not the end of the story. As I hit send, to email Andrea, the timer beeped so I went to check and see how bad my poor pumpkin roll turned out. Well, it was hardly cooked, I thought it was because I put it in the oven with out the pumpkin, took it out, added pumpkin, and put it back in, but it turns out that instead of turning the timer off on my oven, for the 1st pumpkin roll, I turned the oven off completely and didn't know it. I really do think my pumpkin roll is doomed. I turned the oven back on and then just set the timer for 3 minutes at a time because I had no idea how long it had been in or how much more time it needed. I kept on checking and praying that it would turn out okay and I think it worked. It's cooling right now and I still have to add the filling but hopefully it will turn out alright. And once again headed to the computer to inform Andrea of what I had done.

The thing that makes me a little nervous is that I don't even get to taste it to see if it's even edible and it's not just for Seth and I, if it were I wouldn't care, but I'm taking it for Thanksgiving, and it's not even my family, it's Seth's, well they are my family but you know what I mean. Oh well, I'm already apart of the family so they have to love me even if my pumpkin roll doesn't turn out, right!?! I do plan on marking it to see if anyone can tell a difference.

I thought this kind of stuff was only supposed to happen when you were pregnant. My only excuse was that Jericho started crying and I wanted to get the pumpkin roll in the oven and get the towel ready before I went and got her. Oh well, I guess we'll see what happens.

I was going to make some homemade applesause today as well, but I'm a little nevous of what the end result would be, I think I'll wait for another day to do that. I hope my absent mindedness atleast put a smile on your face in not made you laugh!


G. said...

You are not alone my friend. :) That stuff happens to me every now and then like, the time I made bread and forgot the yeast, or the time I made muffins and put 2 Tablespoons of baking powder instead of 2 teaspoons...yuck. I've also put a pot on the stove and turned the wrong burner on and didn't notice until I burnt myself. I can totally relate. I'm sure your pumpkin roll will turn out fine. You'll have to let us know. :)

Reesie said...

I did all kinds of absent minded stuff even after the kids were born. Somehow we are never the same again. I made my mom's casserole, which I have made hundreds of times and forgot the Cheez Whiz (The part that holds everything together.) The worst was the time that Heath came home and found the milk in the cabinet. All you can do is laugh. Look forward to seeing you and trying either of the pumpkin rolls very soon.

Michelle said...

So funny! You had me smiling the entire time I was reading it b/c I can totally relate. This is why I do not bake. Cooking meals - no problem. Baking on the other hand is usually a disaster! And I'm pretty sure the brain cells do NOT rejuvenate after pregnancy. I think they are gone forever :)

BTW - my new blog address is if I didn't already give it to you to update!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

You make me giggle Tarah. I really think it will be fine. And what a great story you have to share! :)


Anonymous said...

Ok so what is my excuse, I have not had any babies yet. Maybe being pregnant will have the opposite effect on me. Lets hope so because I already have baking disasters. Remember the fork in the cake, the wrapper on the ham, and burning the last batch of cookies every time I bake!

Thanks for the Laugh!