Holidays can be very stressful. There is so much planning that needs to be done. Dotting all those i’s and crossing all those t’s while baking the perfect batch of cookies—it can be overwhelming.
I have a confession to make. A holiday secret to expose. We all do really, but mine is a bit of a doozy. I really embarrassed myself in front of a very large party of people. Okay, like a ripping off a Band-Aid, I’m going to make this as fast as possible.
It was the first time I had ever hosted my own holiday party—a brunch for a group of friends. They all filed over to my place early one December morning, excited for eggs, bacon, orange juice and pancakes. Oh those darn pancakes.
I had cooked these particular pancakes a million times before and they were crowd pleasers time and time again. But this time, I messed up, I messed up big time.
You see, I store my flour right beside my icing sugar. Do you see where I am going with this?
So there I went, putting 2 cups of icing sugar into my pancake mix and not a single drop of flour. I mixed up those pancakes, completely unware. I fried up those pancakes, as if they were completely perfect.
It wasn’t until the ten of us were seated at the table and took our first bites of those delicious pancakes that I realized something was extremely wrong. Sadly, my nine friends realized at the exact same time.
I was utterly embarrassed as we all had to basically spit out the offending pancakes into napkins, onto plates, really anywhere that was remotely polite.
Thankfully, I have some very great friends who were placated with eggs, bacon and orange juice.
That was my first holiday faux pas, but I’m sure it won’t be my last. And I don’t think I’m alone. From burning the turkey to the dog getting in a lick of dessert, everyone has at least one holiday secret to confess.
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