Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hello : My Name Is "I Suck"

A few weeks ago, WEEKS, I snagged a recipe from Annie at Real life Living (An awesome blog if you need info on cost cutting (who doesn't?) and super amazing recipes). Te recipe was for something called a Pumpkin Roll.

The minute I saw the recipe I KNEW I had to bake it! But, Im not sure If me and the Pumpkin Roll are meant to be.

The first hurdle (of many) I had to jump was my internet. I had clicked over to Annie's source for her pumpkin roll and read the recipe, an hour or so later I tried to go back to make sure I had all the ingredients on hand so I could make it that very afternoon and the page would not open. I was able to pen any other page AND other people could open the recipe page, just - not me!

Annie of course, came to my recipe, copy and pasting the list of ingredients I needed and emailing them to me. I had everything I would need but for the Pure Pumpkin. No problem, I went to the store after dropping Logan off to school and picked up a can.

I went home, set the cream chese out to soften, got all my ingredients assembled on the counter and then...

...And then I searched high and low, then low and high then left to right for my goddamn pan that I freaking KNOW I OWN, with no luck.

I called my in-laws, knowing my MIL would have the pan I needed, but of course they were not home. I wasn't horribly upset, I put the stuff away and decided to make it the next day.

But the next day was Music class, so it was pushed to the next and then the next day.

Finally, a week or so had passed with no sign of the pumpkin roll, and hubs asked me about it. I told him, yup, I'm going to make it this week. Except, in the middle of getting all the ingredients out - THREE TIMES - that week, the power went out.

Then yesterday I got everything out. I made two pumpkin pies, had my cream cheese on the counter nice and soft, raced for my can opener to open up the pure pumpkin and..

...And my can opener broke into seven pieces!

Yeah. It's like that.

Last night hubs fixed my can opener. This morning I once again got everything ready. I turned on the oven to pre-heat. Then I made a pot of coffee. I sat at the computer re reading the recipe, making sure I was ready to bake.

That's when I realized I had neglected to wash the tea towel I need to use in this recipe. (you have to wrap the cake part of the roll and leave it wrapped for an hour to make it curve, but you need a specific kind of towel so that the towel and cake do not stick together.) I only have one of them, so now I am sitting here, waiting for the washer to ding so I can switch it around and then wait for the towel to dry.

What else can go wrong? Seriously. I promised both the in laws and my dad that I would bring a pumpkin roll for Christmas eve/Christmas dinner and I am RUNNING OUT OF TIME.


Blondefabulous said...

Shoot! Next time just order a Yule Log from me! $25 + s&h. LOL!!!!

Annie Jones said...

The good news is that it really doesn't take that long to make. Provided you have electricity and all the ingredients. ;)

Not a Granny said...

Yup, that sounds like the way my holiday weeks have been going....

Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

Did you promise the pumpkin roll for Christmas THIS year? Was
"2008" mentioned SPECIFICALLY in the conversation?

Merry Christmas to you, yours, and all your other readers, and thanks for being out there!