Thursday, October 23, 2008

Just Call Me Lucy ...

I was too panicked to take a picture. SOOOO, you'll have to use your imagination ... (which may make the following story even funnier).

Have any of you ever seen the "I Love Lucy" t.v. episode where Lucy decides to bake bread and puts too much yeast into the dough? The loaf of bread that comes out of the oven is about 12 feet long! Too funny ....

Last week I posted a photo of the beautiful bread I baked using H4MH's recipe. Well, her recipe turned out so nice, I decided to use it again this week. This afternoon was, as usual, busy for me. I had a ton of laundry to do, as usual AND I'd got a late start on my baking. Well, while I was mixing the dough in the mixer my washing machine stopped and I needed to put some clothes out on the line and begin another load. So, I decided to turn the mixer off "for just a moment while I hang the wash", was my thought.

Out to the clothes line I go. While hanging the wash, the mail was delivered. Once all the wash was hung, I collected the mail. Now, remember, I had bread dough in the mixer. Once inside, I glanced through the envelopes and noticed my husband's pay stub had arrived. I decided I'd "quickly" pay a few bills. Now, remember, I had bread dough in the mixer. After paying bills (not as quickly as I intended), I noticed a small stack of filing and figured that since I was already at my desk, I'd go ahead and take care of it. Now, remember, I had bread dough in the mixer. Upon completion of the filing, I, again, decided that since I was already at my desk, I'd quickly check my e-mails. Now, remember, I had bread dough in the mixer. As I was checking my e-mail, an interesting news article caught my eye and I began reading it. About half way through the article, from the kitchen I hear OG,

I then very calmly thought to myself, "Oh yeah, I have bread dough in the mixer." So, I got up and walked into the BREAD DOUGH! I had let it sit in the mixer so long it had risen. It wicked up the dough hooks, all over the top of the mixer, down the bowl, onto the counter, dripped down the cabinets and pooled onto the floor. It was everywhere!!
My family and I are still laughing OUT LOUD over this one! It is just too funny. From now on, you all can just call me Lucy.


  1. Too funny!! I could so see myself doing that...

  2. Sounds like something I would do.

  3. What a hoot! I bet that certainly was a sight to behold. *huge grin*


  4. Days later we all are still laughing. Everyone keeps asking, "So, uhh, mom, do you have any bread dough in the mixer?"

    My husband phoned today. As soon as I answered he asked, "Why are you answering the phone when you have bread dough in the mixer?".

    It will be a long time before I live this one down... HA-HA-HA-HA!!!

  5. Did you take a picture at all???? That is a good one to put in a scrapbook, that is just to funny. That will be a funny joke around that table at Thanksgiving time.



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