So far 2015 has consisted of family challenges – some of which I will mention later – but today I want to tell you about something that will probably – hopefully – give you a good laugh.
One of my daughters received a small microwave potato chip maker last Christmas, one of those fun little gifts added in. I was admiring the item so she gave it to me to take home to try, saying she would likely never use it.
Late in January I decided to give it a try. The little gadget has a cutter on the top lid, a sharp blade that slices the potato very thin. Then the slices are set on edge into the slots in the bottom section and placed into the microwave. I used sweet potato and followed the instructions closely … as you will see.
I am going to share with you our exchange via texting. In order to maintain her privacy I had to photograph our conversation and then print it out, and then cut and paste because I just could not figure out how to crop it on my computer. (Sorry! A techie I am not.)
My words are in the blue bubble, my daughter’s are in the yellow one.
You can see she was very
amused upset by my glowing report embarrassing confession. I think it helped to send the image of crispy potato chips dumped into my kitchen sink. (A microwave chef I am not!)
Although the little dish didn’t look quite the same as when I started, I launched into making potato chips a second time.
My last attempt still wasn’t exactly right but it was
much even better than the two previous ones. (Notice below how yummy they look when not burnt to a crisp a little over-crisped.)
And they were good. Here’s a better look.
This is what the handy-dandy little gadget looks like now. *sigh* Still usable but it will never be the same. 😦
Oddly, my daughter really didn’t want it back, nor did she want it replaced. I can’t imagine why! Now the little potato chip maker sits in a place of dubious honour in my cupboard awaiting the next opportunity to
risk further disfigurement prove its worth. mmm I’m getting a hankering for sweet potato chips just thinking about it!
What wonderful gadgetry have you tried that didn’t quite work out the way you expected?
Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂