Today I was to provide food for a pastor's luncheon at our church. Dave told me on short notice, but I had it all under control. I even had it all timed precisely, so the cornbread and brownies would still be warm when I served them!
I should have known something was wrong when I breathed in the steam from the cooking hamburger. It made me cough, but I was in a hurry so I ignored it. I had a very precise schedule to keep and not much fluff left over.
After it was all made, I tasted it...
Then I had Dave taste it...
He informed me that we could NOT serve this VERY SPICY chili.
It wasn't like it burned your tongue, but it was the way-in-the-back-of-your-throat, coughing, watery eyes kind of HOT.
It seems that the season packet I put in from Trader Joe's has a lot of cayenne pepper in it. Naturally, I had never tried it before today.
A sudden burst of 'Oh-no-I don't-have-anything-else' kind of panic swept over me, which engaged my little gray cells and ....
Time to give the chili a bath!
I washed and rinsed it over and over, in order to get rid of the hot spice, which was embedded in the meat. I was so happy I had more chili-liquid stuff to add to it. I was so prepared with all my staples in my walk-in pantry (little joke, but true this time).
I got it all done at 11:45am. Just in time to get it to church! Whew!
On the way to church the jelly spilled all over in my basket, and I got it in my hair. I forgot most of the drinks but found diet peach tea Snapple instead ( I know why it was left at church, eewww!) I also discovered that I had jelly on my hands, when I shook hands with one of the men. I didn't say anything. Maybe he would think he did it.
Anyway, Mission accomplished!
Next mission - to clean up the huge mess I made in my kitchen.
(you can't see the floor and sink mess)
So what is your 'Almost had a disaster' moment?