A little baking confession

Vintage Apron photo by Andrea_44 (flickr creative commons) I stand in the kitchen and stir. It’s Good Friday and I’m making strawberry shortcakes–a household favorite around here.

I notice the dough looks a little thicker than usual but I stick them in the oven anyway.

Fifteen minutes later the timer goes off and I know something is very, very wrong.

Because those shortcakes are hard as rocks, y’all.

Did I mention my mother-in-law is in the living room and she is a fantastic cook?

I “pssst” at my husband from around the corner. He sticks his head into the kitchen. I point at the stones on the baking sheet where floury-sugary goodness should be. He picks one up and exclaims, “What happened to these?!”

“It’s a mystery,” I say, “It must be the rainy weather.” He cocks his head at me and looks at the shortcakes with suspicion. I shrug my shoulders.

Several minutes later I realize what happened.

I put flour in the batter instead of bisquik baking mix. Yes, ma’am.

I confess to the in-laws and they howl with laughter.


So much for making an impression. 

I call my Mother.

“Mom,” I say, “I’ve started a new Easter tradition. I just made shortcakes and they’re more like the stone that was rolled away from the tomb.” 

She laughs too. 

I left those hard little lumps in a bowl on the counter for three days {it seemed like an appropriate amount of time}.

And every time I looked at them those silly things reminded me I’m human, that I make mistakes, and that grace is not only enough to cover my sin but plain ol’ goofiness too. Happy Easter, indeed.

Yes, amen, and pass the stonecakes.

31 Days to Clean by Sarah Mae ———————————————————-

As the story above clearly shows, I am far from being a domestic diva. That’s why I’m so grateful for wonderful women like Sarah Mae.

She just wrote a new ebook called, 31 Days to Clean: Having a Martha House the Mary Way. You can find it here.


Have you ever had a cooking or other domestic mishap like mine? Please share and convince me I’m not the only one. I’ll be forever grateful and I might just send you a package of stonecakes in the mail {bonus: they make great paperweights too}!

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