Day 305 {baking catastrophe}

So I've been baking a lot and have been getting pretty confident with very few mishaps along the way. Until today. And it was a full blown disaster. It was so bad that I was too embarrassed to take a picture.

Just before dinner I decided to make Caramel Rice Krispie Squares. Easy enough right? Not so much. I got burned on two things that a more experienced baker would have known. First of all, one bag of caramels doesn't necessarily equal 1 pound and of course living in Canada, nothing is sold in pounds. So right off the bat I was screwed because the only Kraft caramels I could find was the combo package of caramels and sticks for caramel apples of which a good chunk of the 340 grams inside is THE STICKS so I wasn't even close to the 453 grams I needed to make up a pound. Buggars. Anyway, that was one mistake. I might even have been okay had I not made the stupidest mistake ever:

Sweetened condensed milk is NOT the same thing as evaporated milk. Crap. Suddenly I had runny caramel that I thought might eventually harden a bit. Nope. Those damn rice krispies soaked up that evaporated milk in record time until they couldn't hold anymore and the entire layer rose up and started floating around like a dock on a sea of caramel. What a disaster. Anyway, the whole thing was destroyed and everything went in the garbage. pictures of that catastrophe and since daylight savings time is determined to destroy many of my photo attempts for the remaining 60 days, the day was gone in no time and I was left to find something to take a picture of at 10:30 at night. So I give you my inanimate object of the day. Get used to them as you will be seeing a lot of them in the next 60 days.

Here is our Bell Expressvu Personal Video Recorder (PVR). As much as I hate Bell Canada with the fire of a thousand suns, I can't live without our PVR. It's like the Canadian version of TiVo. Every day it tapes my soap operas and all of our prime time shows to an internal hard drive. No tapes and no programming the time and programming in after a power failure. I bought it for us for Christmas several years ago and hands down it was the best $300 I have ever spent. Thanks for looking!


Rochelle said…
Your baking catastrophe sounds like something that could happen to me. I do pretty well most of the time, but every now and again I just have a massive silly fail! So my question to you, is are you watching any of those episodes of DOOL? I check in every now and again and watch the EJami days, but I struggle. So sad what's happened to our favorite couple.
Hey Rochelle! I am somewhat caught up. As I type this I am watching the 10/30 day ahead. I agree - it's really sad what they have done to our couple. I am so tired of waiting and hoping something is going to happen. We're headed for the big reveal and honestly I could care less. The writers have killed it for me. I don't think it will take much to get me back on the band wagon but for now I am really not interested. It's a shame because for once the rest of the show isn't bad. I LOVE Vivian so that storyline holds my attention but then I see Rafe and I find myself falling asleep. Are you still watching?