Wednesday, October 28, 2009

sugar or salt?

...I guess it doesn't matter.
We attended our church's annual chili/chowder cook-off Saturday evening, which also includes competitions for breads and pies. The kids wanted in on the action, and a Snickers Pie was the choice of the youngest entrant. As we were whipping the cream just before we walked out the door, I dipped my finger in to taste, and realized I had mixed up my bulk salt container with what I had thought was sugar. Salty Cream. Ever had your cream salted?... I can't recommend it.
Luckily, we had a can of spray whipped cream in the fridge that we put on instead.
Unluckily, we had used the salt to make the crushed chocolate wafer crust, instead of sugar.
Luckily, the entries were anonymous, so we didn't have to own up to the salty disaster.
Also luckily, the judges must have thought the combination of salt and sweet was just right, because look who walked away with first prize!
...and his salty expression became suddenly sweet.


Smilin' sunshine said...


Becky said...

JEN! What in the WORLD??? I'm laughing at you and in the same breath, I'm worried about you. Salt instead of sugar? Need I remind you about sausage links vs. frozen bananas?

Jenny said...

I know... crust recipe:
crushed choc wafers
melted butter
1/2 CUP salt!!
I'm worried too.

LL said...

I will not make note of this most recent recipe. :)
WAY TO GO #1 Pie Maker...he is looking mighty pleased.

Science Teacher Mommy said...


Do you have a good chili recipe?

Jo Jo said...

That's a great story. Glad you won. Can't believe it wasn't puckering dehydrating. Funny!

Bub said...

That's so funny! I'm so glad to hear that it all turned out okay! You're such an artistic writer that I could picture the whole thing! That's awesome! Love you!