Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pinterest Fails.

Brownie in a Mug
Many of the things I see on Pinterest are awesome! The food looks so yummy, the decorations are so festive, and the clothes make me wish I won the lottery and could spend it all on a new wardrobe.  I can sit on Pinterest for literally hours on end (but I don't) looking at anything and everything, hoping to one day make some of the things I've seen.  I've made a Christmas tree banner for my dorm room out of green paintchips from Walmart (which hung on my wall from November thru March! haha) and Matt and I made some DE-LI-CIOUS Taco Soup that can last us several meals (and tastes best when you dip Fritos in it! yummmm).  However, thing's don't always go *as planned*...even when you follow the directions.

For example: before leaving for Longwood, Matt & I made Brownies in a Mug for ourselves and Mom.  The recipe was simple enough...we just had to adjust the cooking time slightly to make the brownie cook all the way through.  The result? I could tolerate one bite.  What a waste.  But it was gross. No, not gross. It was straight up disgusting.

I then came across directions to make your own glitter.  It kind of puzzled me at first as to how this would even be possible, but I wanted to do a craft with glitter in the future anyway, so I thought I'd give it a try.  All you had to do was mix X amount of salt with X amount of liquid food coloring, mix it all together, spread out the salt on an aluminum foil covered baking sheet, and pop it in the over for about 10 minutes.  The result? THERE WAS NOTHING SPARKLY WHEN I PULLED THE SHEET OUT OF THE OVEN!! It just looked like, well, orange salt. End of story.

Finally, yesterday I wanted to try another simple recipe I found.  You slice strawberries and throw them on a baking sheet, and pop them in the oven for 3 hours on 210 degrees, and supposedly, they should have a similar taste to Twizzlers.  Well, when I opened the oven to check on them and saw this, I knew this was another Pinterest fail.  Granted, it was only
halfway through the cooking time, so I was going to let them stay in for the full 3 hours.  The result? Burnt crisp edges, a weird gooeyish middle, and a taste I couldn't get out of my mouth until after lunch. It's such a shame that I wasted so many wonderfully delicious strawberries :(

Wasted Strawberries.


Nina Diane said...

there's a pin I pinned where this lady test a bunch of the stuff on's pretty funny. Also, I love the blogs new look

Lori Vann said...

My only "fail" so far has been the lemon shrimp one that went around a few months back. It was so, so lemony, to the point I actually WASHED all the shrimp off and then ate them. It was too much!