Wanna hear what a freakin' idiot I am? MiMi says I should share with you then link up to her! I think she's exploiting her friend's (my) misfortune for her own amusement...what do ya think?
So, I'm going to a Luau tonight. It's a girls' night with some of our neighborhood/ward friends. We get together every so often and just have fun and relax. Have I ever mentioned how much I love our ward and my friends here? Yeah...it pretty much rocks.
ANYWAY.... My assignment for the party was to bring tropical slush. My mom has this fabulous recipe (for real, it is SO GOOD), but it makes a HUGE batch. Like a 5 gallon bucket-full. I've never made it before. When I called to get the recipe she invited me to come over since she had the 5 gallon mxing bucket, and the smaller containers to freeze it in. So I armed myself with my ingredients and headed over.
The process includes disolving 12 cups of sugar in water, and boiling it before transferring it to the bucket for mixing in the other ingredients. The other ingredients include frozen orange juice, lemonade, almond extract and pineapple juice. It was quite the process mixing it all and making sure all the frozen juice clumps were broken up, and evenly mixed. Stirring stuff in a 5 gallon bucket is a little trickier than one might think.
THEN you have to transfer the mixture into other, smaller containers for freezing. I think we filled about 6 other containers. Then we made multiple trips to schlep them outside to stick in the outside freezer.
As I grabbed the last container to head out, my mom made a comment about how expensive the pineapple juice is. PINEAPPLE JUICE! I forgot to add the pineapple juice! IDIOT!
We had to make multiple trips to bring all the containers back in, transfer them back into the 5 gallon bucket and add the pineapple juice! Then divide it amongst the containers and carry them out all over again! By the time we were finished, with the sloshing and splashing involved, we had quite the sticky mess left.
The girls BETTER enjoy the slush...they don't know the pain I went through to provide it!!!
Head over to my pal MiMi's to entertain yourself more at the expense of others!