World Flooper Day
August 29th, 2011 will heretofore officially be known as World Flooper Day.
What in the heck is a flooper? A food blooper. A doozy of a recipe disaster. In other words, something that goes terribly, horribly wrong in the kitchen. We’ve all been there, right?! Of course we have. And it is AWESOME.
What’s good about a flooper? you ask. While the dish doesn’t end up nourishing you physically, from it comes some of our best stories and biggest laughs. And that sure feeds you spiritually
So, I figured, what better way to spread the laughs, and share the angst, then devote an entire page of my blog to them.
For example, just yesterday I flooped big time with the simplest of recipes: Rice Krispies Treats. I don’t even know what happened. All I can say is that they were probably doomed from the start since I don’t even like them that much. I was making them only to use up some cereal, since we have something like 17 boxes in the cabinet. So, maybe I flooped because my usual go-for-it flair was not present, or maybe I simply blew it or it just wasn’t my day. I just don’t know. But this is most certainly NOT what they are supposed to look like:
And it wasn’t just me having kitchen angst yesterday. Even my friend, Susan, domestic goddess and maker of The Most Awesome Brownies Ever (according to Casey), flopped a flooper yesterday with what were supposed to be Andes Mint Chocolate Chunk cookies from the ever-awesome Sally’s Baking Addiction blog. Hm. What happened, Suz? They don’t look like Sal’s…
And, so, now you see why yesterday — August 29th – is now World *Flooper Day.
*Trust me, it’s a real word. I added it to the Urban Dictionary myself (just don’t look at the other definitions – they are gross).
If you find yourself the artisan of a Flooper, PLEASE email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your story, and a photo if you have it! I will happily post it here and let the laughter reign.
Until then, keep calm and carry on. There are more ingredients to waste and more floopers to laugh about tomorrow
Flooper Log 12/30/12 — my friend, Holly sent along this photo and description:
“I thought I’d try 2 of my favorite things together, angel food cake with fresh blueberries. But when I flipped the cake pan over a wine bottle to cool the cake, the weight of the berries brought the whole thing down all over the counter. We called it blueberry debacle. I served it (what hadn’t landed on the floor) with cream, kind of like parfait.”
Nice save, Holly!