At our bulk cook day, where we cook for 5 families I did not carelessly read the recipe for chicken enchiladas and use the 5 lb. of cheese designated for the meat loaf on the chicken enchiladas by mistake, affecting not only 10 recipes of enchiladas, but also 10 recipes of meat loaf. Nope, I always read a recipe thoroughly especially when I am cooking in such huge quantities.
I did not spend more than an hour cooking and stirring a white sauce in a gigantic pot waiting for the cheese to melt, only to decide that it was good enough and begin dividing it into 10 casserole dishes.
As I was scooping out huge lumps and clumps of cheese (at least it was the cheese that the recipe actually called for) I did not change my mind and decide that it wasn’t melted enough.
Then in a desperate attempt to salvage the sauce I did not decide to wait for it to cool, chop up the clumps of cheese, dump them back in the sauce and call it a day.
If I had tried such a last ditch effort, I would have at least done the waiting, chopping and dumping myself and not given the responsibility to my 12 year old. If the recipe does not turn out, I will most certainly not blame the 12 year old.
One of my children did not trip while carrying a 20 pound bag of browned ground beef and drop it down the stairs. The bag did not pop open at the top of the stairs and spill ground beef all the way down and into a large pile at the bottom where the smaller children were playing. The children did not bring the dog in from outside to enjoy the unexpected bounty. It was not my child that dropped that much ground beef. I’m sure she belonged to someone else or at least she does now.
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