Thursday, February 11, 2010

Making Toast - the Sequel

After staying up half the night, working on my manuscript (It's gonna be an awesome book, if I do say so myself!), I was less than awake and alert this morning when the kids got up at the crack of dawn. That's just an expression - "Crack of dawn". It means really freaking early. It does not mean the kids woke up next to any particular cracks of this particular Dawn. Anyhoo...

Lexi informed me that we were out of cinnamon/sugar for toast. "Can I make some more, Mom?" she asked.

"Sure", I mumbled in my sleep-induced haze.

"Should I use ground cinnamon and salt?" she asked.

"Mmm hmmm... Wait! Salt? Noooo", I said, waking up a bit.

"I mean SUGAR!" Lexi quickly corrected. "Ground cinnamon and sugar, right Mom?"

"Yep, Lexi."

She ran off to mix a batch of cinnamon/sugar in our little shaker.



Fast forward to lunch time. Clay said he wanted cinnamon toast for lunch. I toasted the bread, spread the butter, and sprinkled on the cinnamon sugar that Lexi mixed this morning. I smelled something strong. What is that smell? I wondered. I sniffed the bread and turned up my nose, cringing at the "cinnamon". Lexi used ground cumin! Mmmmm cumin and sugar sprinkled on toast. It's got a Mexican flair. Yum! All it needs is a little Vegemite...

23 comments:

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

Yowzers!!!

TDM Wendy said...

That is funny and delicious and culturey. Yesterday when I was making peanut butter, banana, honey, cinnamon sandwiches for me and the kids I saw the Cumin and almost grabbed it. Maybe your daughter and I are long lost cooking friends.

Vicki said...

too stinking funny!

Theresa said...

Nice! My husband made "original" (oregano) toast for his mom when he was a kid. She ate it, I on the other hand, throw up a little when I think of it.

Lisa said...

that totally sounds like something I would do myself. good thing I keep all of about 4 spices in my cabinet and none look like cinnamon.

Lindsey said...

What a wonderful family you have. (And you have a budding gourmet cook on your hands!!)
Lindsey Petersen
http://5kidswdisabilities.wordpress.com

Tammy said...

That is just so GROSS.

Poor Lexie - did she eat it on her own toast? ack ack

AussieRodney said...

Mmmmm, Vegemite!

faithlessone said...

When I was little, I wasn't allowed to use sharp knives, and I couldn't cut cheese with a butter knife, so I used to make powdered parmesan cheese and curry powder on toast for my parents. To their credit, they choked it down every time, but I still feel so sorry for them.

Hildigunnur said...

LOL. Literally.

Joan said...

Y'all sure do have some interesting meals. Reminds me of the time my husband made cayenne pepper and sugar toast. I still give him a hard time about that adventure in cooking.

Misty said...

Maybe Lexi will feel better if you tell her that my husband did the same thing when he was 'helping' me in the kitchen, doing a little baking. He still contends that they look 'identical'. Ha!

Robin said...

I love kid cooking blunders! As long as nothing catches on fire and no one gets hurt of course!

Did she actually eat it and still not realize it wasn't right? EEWWW!

TaraS said...

HA! Gives a new meaning to "chili toast". :-)

TornadoTwos said...

Gotta love kids cooking. I made Koo-aid as a kid to sell at a lemonade stand and used salt instead of sugar. It wasn't until after my brother and I had served like 10 customers that we decided to try our drink. YUCK!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

HAHAHA!! That is too funny.

Robert said...

Oh, gross! And they both ate it?

April said...

That's too funny. I almost put ground cinnamon in my black bean soup the other night, thinking it was cumin.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

EWWwwww!! Did they eat it, though?? Maybe they're onto something...

Anonymous said...

Is it at all possible that Vegemite MAY be better on toast than ground cumin and sugar?? No, probably not, huh? ;o)

Donna in PA :)

Michigan Mama to 2 said...

Well I finally got your book, been dropping hints since it came out, got it for my birthday this year. It came in the mail Friday & I just finished it here Sunday night.

Wonder how long it will take to get the next one . . .

Lyuda said...

"crack of dawn" LOL oh, i would have never thought about it that way, but i guess since that saying has your name in it, you just had to analyze it and avoid any confusion in the future by clearing up any misconceptions, right? Ha ha

Holly said...

Too funny! We've done the same thing. My Aunt was visiting and I started making Oven French toast. My Aunt took over because the kids needed me. When I returned she was throwing it all out and starting over. She said she accidentally used Cumin!

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