So, I found this recipe for Chinese fortune cookies. So Lydia and I decided to make them! Ingenious idea right? Well it was quite the adventure to say the least.
Lydia, inspecting the recipe carefully. I tried to write out the recipe on a piece of paper but didn’t get it down in very great detail. So she ran off in a great huff to print it off the computer so it was “official”. Gah…
This recipe called for egg whites, Lydia decided (against my much better judgement) that she would use the egg shells to separate the yolk from the egg whites. Of course it didn’t matter that we have a handy dandy little egg separator thing for that sole purpose. She then proceeded to toss the leftover egg and shell in the general direction of the sink, missing about 50% of the time she missed as you can see by the picture above. I also might add that the location of the egg in this picture is about a whole foot away from the sink. Hehe… I think she needs target practice. Then again maybe that’s a bad idea.
These fortune cookies were most definitely not sugar free. We made them anyway as they looked like they tasted awesome. Lydia looks a little bit like she already had too much sugar don’t you think? Most days I’m just lucky I can keep her under control!
Trial and error would be the best way to describe what happened. Mostly error. And Lydia causing me lots of trial, as you will read after a bit.
We had a certain amount of gleeful joy writing these fortunes! We made sure that they weren’t the generic Panda Express fortunes! If you got one of these you might have dreaded waking up this morning. 🙂 Think on that! Whahahahaha! *laughing maliciously*
First ruined batch, there were around six.
Dad came home from work and ate about three of these in approximately the time it took us to realize that he was sneakily snatching them off the counter and gobbling them up.
To me this sort of looks like something that would eat you if given a decent chance.
About half way through our still failing attempts to make beautiful fortune cookies, Lydia laid down on the ground and told me in a pouting voice that she gave up. She was determined! Ha! Like that was going to happen. 🙂 Then when I tried to take a picture of her in her petulant state, she pulled her turtle neck up so I couldn’t see her face. Hehe. What a big baby. 🙂 It took quite a bit of coercing to get her off the ground and up to help me again.
And here we have fortune cookies from underdone in the middle and over done on the outside to overdone everywhere to underdone everywhere to pretty much toasted all the way through to… Well you can use your imagination for the rest, we had a bit of everything.
That one doesn’t look too bad. 🙂
They did taste good. That’s a plus right?
The left is what we wanted them to look like and the right is the sad reality of what they really looked like. 🙁 O well.
This is a progression from worst to best. They don’t look too bad I guess. 🙂
This is the disaster that was the wake of our “little experiment” You can not trust me and Lydia in the kitchen together for too long without some serious consequences! I’m pretty sure they won’t be letting that happen again any time soon. Hope you guys have a great weekend! Oh, and if anyone is interested in the recipe to our disaster you can just comment and we’ll be sure to get it to you! 🙂