I have come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a one pot wonder...at least not in my kitchen! Every time I cook, I literally use every pot and pan that I own (even if the meal is meant to only use one pot). After a night like tonight, I will be running the dishwasher 4-5 times before I'm done with the cleanup. I'm embarrassed to say this, but I had to resort to making rice krispie treats in a frying pan! Yep, that's right. But hey, it worked!
Here's how the night went down:
Singles ward FHE at our house.
I spent the whole day preparing.
I made Hawaiian Haystacks, Ginger Bread with lemon sauce and whipped cream, and Chex Mix party favors for everyone to take home.
I cooked for 10, but expected 5.
15 people showed up!
I made a last minute pot of rice.
It turned out like mush. One guy asked if it was sticky rice. I answered "yep". I lied.
I made a last minute batch of rice krispie treats in a frying pan.
They turned out alright, thank goodness!
Here's some helpful tips that I found out the hard way. Girls think that Hawaiian Haystacks are creepy. They just don't like the idea of putting random ingredients on top of chicken gravy and rice. Also, no one knows what Ginger Bread is! Every one was skeptical of the Ginger Bread. I was raised on both of these foods. They are comfort foods to me. I forgot that not everyone was raised WITH me. I feel sorry for them.
Oh yeah, I forgot to hand out my Chex Mix party favors until there were only 5 people left! It was tragic.