Our current location on our summer road trip, as I mentioned yesterday, is at my sister’s home in Medford, Oregon.
Colette is the oldest of our family of seven.
She’s 13 years older than me, so in many ways, she is like a second mom.
She got married when I was only 7 & she had her daughter when I was 8, so most of my memories of her summers visits to stay with her for a few weeks.
When I was 8 or 10, I rememember staying with her when I went to a volleyball sports camp. We did a lot of baking together & I made many, often funny mistakes in the kitchen.
On this particular occasion, we decided to make sugar cookies. I was in charge of measuring ingredients.
After combining ingredients, I tasted the dough, then quickly spit it out. Salt. Way too much salt. Colette held her sugar, salt, baking powder, & baking soda in unlabeled jars. I had mistaken the salt for sugar.
We laughed about it, threw out the batch, & gave it another go.
Second time around, I repeated the same blunder. It wasn’t so funny the second time around. Third time’s a charm, I suppose, because I finally got it figured out & used the proper jar. Lesson learned. Label your jars, & don’t confuse salt for sugar (confusing sugar for salt isn’t as detrimental).
Isn’t she pretty?
Love this scarf.
We grilled some last night (hope to do it again tonight) & I had some with this morning’s breakfast.
After all, you know how I love a good breakfast slaw.
Easy, quick, delicious.
This morning I had two big bowls, of a slightly different variation of the old standby.
& blueberries, homemade grain-free granola, almond milk, sweetened with Truvia.
Have you ever messed up a recipe by confusing ingredients?
Are you experiencing an excess of zucchini right now? What’s your favorite way to use it?