I wanted to Surprise my husband with banana bread this morning. So I woke up at the butt crack of dawn to get started. I have four dogs; three under a year old.
I got distracted when one of them ate a shoe. I cleaned up and added baking powder, not remembering that I had already done so before the shoe incident.
I had the ingredients in the mixer. I beat the hell out of them. I scraped the mix into the pan and into the oven it went. And the banana bread started to rise. And rise. And rise...
It frothed over the top and began spewing over the edges, all over the heating coils.
After calming down and clearing away the smoke, I started to clean up and decided that jello would be a nice surprise, even though it's not banana bread.
So, I put some water in a bow and microwaved it while I cleaned up. But cleanup took longer than expected, and I didn't want the water to get cold. So I added 30 seconds and went back to cleaning.
And added 30 seconds and cleaned some more. Repeat five or six times over a ten-fifteen minute period.
I finally finished cleaning and added orange jello mix to the superheated water. It fizzled a little bit while stirred, but whatever. It was 6 am and my mind was fried already.
I read the box and decided to mix in ice cubes to help it set quicker. Ice cubes in, jello explosion out.
I was covered in scalding orange jello juice and my kitchen needed another cleaning.
I called my brother (who lives a few miles away), explained the situation, and told him to take my husband out for breakfast.
I'm going back to bed.
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