Not everything goes perfectly over here. . . I think we all try to put our best foot forward and post happy times, good pictures, etc. . . but this is real life here on Running4Cupcakes! And just so you can have a laugh, or avoid mistakes I have made, or learn from them – I thought I would share my recent #fails.
Remember when I made that super yummy fruit quinoa salad?
Well, the recipe uses lime juice. And I had 2 super hard limes. But, I had remembered a tip I had learned to just put the lime in the microwave for a few seconds and it helps to get the juice flowing. Hmmm, sounds easy enough right. And it probably should have been. . . I did the first lime for about 15 seconds and it worked, a little, but still wasn’t ah-mazing. . . so I put the 2nd one in the microwave for longer (maybe 30 seconds – or more, I was trying to put this recipe together while feeding a baby breakfast and getting ready to go to Easter church). And the longer cooking time would have been fine, if, I would have let the lime sit for a little bit. . . but unfortunately, I cut right into that lime! The juice, which was now under pressure from being heated in the microwave went everywhere! The cabinets, the counter, my hair. .. and instead of helping me clean up – my husband, took pictures. #limefail
The idea sounded good. Put a pork loin in the crockpot, cover with root beer and cook until meat is falling apart. Scott loves Barq’s root beer, so I thought this would be right up his alley. It cooked, but the taste was just off. A little too sweet and not a good flavor. Now, in the recipes defense, it totally could have been the type of root beer we used . . . but I am not trying it again! #crockpotfail
Our latest foot/handprint craft with Luke. The inspiration was caterpillar . . . from pinterest. And it just didn’t work. I think we didn’t put the handprints close enough together. .. It’s still cute, but it doesn’t look like a caterpillar – maybe another insect or Scott thinks a Chinese dragon. #handprintfail
So, this one isn’t a total fail, but hear me out. . . we got a few audiobooks for our long road trip out to WY in March. One of them, which I had heard good things about, was The Kite Runner. Long story short, am I glad I listed to it? Yes*
**If I would have been reading the book, I would have never made it through the whole thing. I hardly ever stop a book once I start, and I know I would have stopped this one. The book starts out very slow with no apparent story line and the main character just keeps getting worse. A couple times I turned to Scott and said, really? is he really doing this? I kept waiting for the main character to do something right. . . We had nothing else better to listen to on our 18 hours back to MN, so we listened to the whole thing. The story picks up towards the end and ends up being decent, but it was really hard for me (and Scott) to get through the first part of the book. My friend, Kourtney, told me there is a Kite Runner movie, which is (in her opinion) better because the story line goes faster. I’m on the fence if I am going to watch it. . . #bookfail
Have you had any #fails lately?? Please tell me I am not the only one!!