How many of you remember Amelia Bedelia books? I used to love reading about all of Amelia's funny accidents and bloopers! She was able to turn very simple activities or jobs into disastrous mishaps that usually destroyed or wasted other people's property. I always wondered why she was ever hired again by anyone as a housekeeper or babysitter after the word got out about what had happened at her last job! But in the end, everything miraculously ended up being fixed up and everyone was happy.
This last time, she was trying to make pancakes out of her cookbook, which she has successfully made multiple times with and without my help. They ended up with way too much sugar and too little of some other ingredients. I tried to doctor it up so that we could still have pancakes, but it didn't work. They just kept burning! I prayed about how to salvage the "pancake batter" and decided to try to make it into two cakes. I had to add some other key ingredients to try to make it work.