Recent Nana Recipe Fails

by Sarah on January 8, 2014

I know what you’re thinking.  What’s wrong with those harmless little cookies? They are perfectly adorable gingerbread men and other assorted things.  The problem?  They were the worst cookies I have ever made in my life.  Hard, not gingery, yuck.  Luckily we don’t have to totally attribute this to Nana, as it was in a recipe booklet called “Festive Foods of the World” that was a ‘gift’ from Longs Drugstore.  It looked promising.  It lied.

Undercover Caterer :: Nana Recipe Fails

Behold ‘Refreshing Mist’ Jell-o mold:

Undercover Caterer :: Nana Recipe Fail

Yeah, epic fail.  It had such potential.  I was home from work, not feeling well at all—and Jell-o actually sounded good to me.  It sounded GREAT, in fact.  Cherry jello, mandarin oranges, lime jello with sherbet and whipped cream in it–what could possibly go wrong? Well, a lot, especially if the liquid measurements are off. That’s when you end up with this piece of work.  I’m going to try this one again, I think it has potential.  I just need to adjust how much liquid and sherbet goes in.

So, as you can see, while Nana is usually right, there are occasions where stuff doesn’t work.

And then there’s Mushroom Business.


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