Bet ya my title has you wondering what I did now.... Sometimes I really wonder why I sign myself up for things and then fail miserably?
Yesterday I was ordering a Christmas present online and I was trying to use a promo code for a discount, but for some reason it wouldn't work. So I phoned the company (which I cannot tell you because it was a Christmas present) and they put me through to the customer service department, who then asked me where I got the code, so I told her the site (retail mama) and she said that if I did not find the code on THIER website, then they could not use it. That is complete BULLCRAP! And I told her just that before asking her well what if I get it to work on thier website? She says: "All the power to you", in which case I finished the conversation with "Well aren't you a whole bunch of helpfullness? Merry Christmas to you!" and hung up! I tell ya, some people just should NOT work in customer service! Needless to say, I found a promo code that worked and saved some money ordering it online!
Then off to the farm I went, where I made 3 pies! 1 cherry and 2 pumpkins! I also made my graham cracker crumb crusts for my pies, which turned my fingers a funny color... haven't figured out why yet.. but it looks like I applied self-tanner and didn't wash my hands... The afternoon flew on by. We had a nice roast beef dinner and I headed home to make my cherry cheesecake pies.
Yup this next topic deserves a whole new paragraph!
Cherry Cheesecake Pies = DISASTER... but how? I did a trial run and it worked great and tasted amazing! I made the filling (doubled the recipe for 2pies), put it in my crusts and then added the cherries on top and they sunk! I miserably failed making those damn cheesecakes! I was upset. M came home and I told him and he immediately asked if I followed the recipe. I snapped on him. YES I followed the recipe. He is always on my case about cooking/baking and I just knew he was going to upset me further by questioing my actions, whether he meant to or not. I guess I am just sensitive about it! I just want to be good at it, and I know I can be.... I know everyone makes mistakes and it happens when baking... but I guess I lack the confidence, I assume, just as my husband does, that I suck at it and surprise myself when it works. I need to work on this...we need to work on this... I need to give M a reason to believe in my cooking and it would maybe be a great start if I instilled faith in myself!
M went and got me more supplies and I redid the recipe and used already made pie crusts and it worked, the cherries rested nicely on top and they look great! The only thing I can think of to cause my disaster is that it is one of the recipes that maybe you cannot double! So my pies are ready to go, I have a total of 4 pies in my fridge... 2 of which will go with me tomorrow night and 2 for M and I to eat... they do still taste good!
Did anyone else cry while watching Private Practice last night? Maybe I was just an emotional wreck after my disaster... but when Cooper freaked out on Charlotte I cried, when Addison was holding the baby I cried and when Naomi hugged Charlotte. I also cried when Addison paid the druggy and when she decided to wait on having a baby, as well as when Cooper said he is not in love with the "new" Charlotte! I was actually mad about that.
I also feel horrible about the Fireman's Christmas party tomorrow night. I had asked my Dad to engrave some mugs and wine glasses and he said he would, no problem. Well his machine broke while doing them and I just found out TODAY! So now the gifts will not be done in time! I had told the Ladies Aux that they would be... I failed miserably! My Dad said he can still do them, but there is no way he can have them done for tomorrow. He may end up having to hand engrave them all, but he said next week! I just feel horrible! I know it is entirely out my control, but I still feel bad! My Friday is not panning out so good so far...
I hope everyone is having a better Friday then myself! The one good thing is that it is pie night TONIGHT!! Mmmhmm!