They’re Not Always Pretty

Welcome to my first (and hopefully last!) edition of Mystery Food Friday!!!  Let’s do a little survey, shall we??

(If you have a write-in answer, please also put it in the Comments section.  Apparently no one can see what you write-in!)

If you said scrapple I can see why, but you’d be wrong.  If you’re not from the Mid-Atlantic and have no idea what the hell I’m talking about, go here for a little lesson (yes, it’s gross).  For comparison purposes, this is a photo of a piece of cooked scrapple:

English: Scrapple, served in a restaurant.
English: Scrapple, served in a restaurant. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

See the resemblance?

In reality, the scrapple doppleganger was SUPPOSED to be  banana pumpkin bread.  And I was SUPPOSED to top it off with a lovely glaze and then eat it for breakfast the next few days.  Instead, I ended up with something that should definitely be submitted to one of those websites where you post your failed Pinterest projects (you know, I think I might just do that…)

I’m not sure what happened.  I’m a pretty good baker.  It smelled really good while it was cooking, and it rose nicely.  I checked it with a toothpick and kept baking till the toothpick came out clean.  However, a few minutes out of the oven and the loaf had shrunk down to about half its previous height.  I was afraid something had gone wrong but I wasn’t positive until I cut a slice this morning and discovered that it looked more like some gelatinous hunk of processed meat than a baked good.  My only guess for what might have gone wrong (assuming that the photos posted on the blog containing the recipe were not fakes, and who knows these days?) would be that my bananas were VERY ripe.  Like almost “Ewww, I need to throw these out before they start turning into a puddle on the top of my refrigerator” ripe.

I’m not sure if it’s edible because I’m afraid to try it.

I’ve had numerous people tell me that the things I bake are all so pretty.  Not always.

Just wondering…

WHAT on

Earth
Earth (Photo credit: tonynetone)

…was I

This is a "thought bubble". It is an...
This is a "thought bubble". It is an illustration depicting thought. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

                                                                                          ???????????????????????????????

That is about HALF the amount of Easter cookies I have to decorate and package this weekend, and thus far I’m not even half way done with these!!  Just taking a little break to rest my hand and…

pulling hair out
pulling hair out (Photo credit: wstera2)

Mommy!!!

Cupcakes Taste Better Than Gasoline

Exactly how does one become addicted to drinking gasoline?!?!???  I’m watching My Strange Addiction on TLC and I am completely baffled.  “I liked the way it smelled, so I decided to drink it… It didn’t taste good.”  No, really?!  Yet somehow now this chick is addicted to doing daily shots of the stuff.

I like the smell of some weird things.  Elmer’s Rubber Cement and Play-Doh (check out Play-Doh Cologne!!) to name a few.

Rubber Cement suicide
Rubber Cement suicide (Photo credit: Chapendra)

I don’t eat them though!! Okay, so ONE time in elementary school I licked a smelly marker – who hasn’t done that?  Point is – I didn’t do it AGAIN!  I don’t need to become a member of Marker Lickers Anonymous.  I need to know – how does trying something once and NOT liking it lead to becoming addicted to it?  More importantly, where does TLC find these people?!

Sigh.

Here’s one of my addictions…

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes!!  You can get the recipe I used here.  I bought a package of Pepperidge Farm Snickerdoodle cookies and cut into triangles for the decoration.  This has to be one of the most delicious cupcake recipes ever, and it uses boxed cake mix so it’s super easy!

If you ever get the urge to drink some gasoline, try one of these instead.