Tuesday, September 14, 2010

more of steve's baking

some of you may remember steve's baking attempt from last may. well he is at it again.

at work i was thinking that i should make some cookies today or tomorrow since i haven't baked in a while. to my surprise when i came home steve said he was thinking that he wanted to make some cookies. perfect! i get cookies but i don't have to make them. awesome. then he told me that he got all the ingredients out earlier today when i was at work and was going to make them when i wasn't home but he couldn't find shortening. so i went and pulled it out of the cupboard for him. he was shocked. he had apparently looked through all the cupboards, fridge and freezer looking for it but had no idea what it was so he didn't know what he was looking for. he was going to go to the store and buy some but didn't want to look like an idiot roaming around hunting for it when he didn't know where it would be. lol. what a guy.

anyway....i sat at the bar in the kitchen and watched him start this project. first thing he did was use a liquid measuring cup to measure the sugar....not a big deal, not super accurate but whatever....then he said "oh. half a cup. i put in a whole cup". "oh well" i said, "just double the recipe." he wasn't really looking at the lines on the measuring cup he was just kind of ball parking it. "baking doesn't need to be accurate. i feel like i can just throw anything in this bowl and it will come out great," he said. oh boy. when the recipe asked for 1/2 a tsp of baking soda he kind of froze up a bit. "so i am doubling that, so it will be a tablespoon" "no steve, when you double HALF a tsp it's just ONE tsp," i replied. haha so he started searching through the measuring cups looking for one that said 1 tsp. i watched for a bit trying really hard to hold back my laughter. after he searched through 2 stacks of measuring cups i told him that a teaSPOON is a spoon, not a cup. "oh right," he said. then he had to find the baking soda. he knew what cupboard all of the spices etc were kept in so he started rummaging through there in hopes of finding something that said "baking soda". finally he found that yellow/orangey coloured box and added a tsp to the mix. watching him try and figure out the mixer was also hilarious! he didn't know he needed to tilt the top up to put the bowl under. he was pushing and pulling at the bowl trying to get it to go into the mixer with absolutely no success....again i had to step in and say "umm...there is a button at the back. press it and pull the front up and then you can get the bowl in." eventually he got everything mixed together and we got them on parchment paper on baking sheets and into the oven. i haven't eaten one yet but they look ok (a little different than they normally look).

** steve would like me to tell you all that he is not an idiot and that baking is the only area he does not completely excel in. just so you know. ;)


  1. OK!!! This is so funny!!! First of all, you gotta love the guy for even attempting the baking thing. And second, it is somewhat understandable that he would make these mistakes...but MAN! So hysterical!

  2. Dan can be staring RIGHT at the thing he wants in the frige, but "doesn't see it". I call it male refrigerator blindness. Glad he's not the only one who suffers from it. :)

  3. We shot four scenes of a movie on Friday where a dad and his 18 year old twin sons attempt to bake cookies for the first time. It was hilarious! You'll have to watch it when it comes out on TV. It's called On Strike for Christmas. You'll appreciate it after Steve's attempts.