Saturday, January 31, 2009

Because Jen brought it up..

I think it was the summer I turned 16, but it could have been the year after that or even the one before it. Jen is better at remembering the specifics. What I do know is that my twin sister, Brandy, and I had a slumber party at the big house during which the group of us including Jen, Wendy, Becky, and maybe Jesse, stayed up all night. I'm fairly certain that extreme amounts of Serge, Mt. Dew, and Swedish Fish were involved. At some point the next morning we left the Big House and went to my dad's house where we decided to make pancakes. Somehow Jen and I ended up being the only two awake to make them. I was worried about waking my dad and step mom up so I didn't bother looking for a recipe. I figured I could just make them. I threw flour, milk, and eggs into a bowl and started mixing. The bright idea to make strawberry pecan pancakes hit me so I threw in strawberries and pecans, mixed it all up, and heated up the pan. Then, something went terribly wrong. The pancakes turned green! The dog wouldn't even eat them. Jen and I tried to flush the mix down the drain hiding all evidence of my inability to cook, but the pecans got stuck in the drain! We laughed so hard I almost peed my pants, and that's not an exaggeration. My dad laughed at me for weeks! He's an amazing cook and couldn't imagine how he had a daughter who couldn't make a pancake. And Jen, who remembers everything, still reminds me of our pancake adventure on a regular basis. :) Perhaps this is the reason for my ultimate pancake recipe quest.
After the pancake fiasco Jen joined the rest of the girls in sweet slumber. I decided it was time for a jog and then washed the car. The next thing I remember I woke up in my step sisters bed and it was the next evening! I had made it half way up the stairs and fallen asleep. My dad found me and put me in bed.


Denise said...

I just have one question????? What in the world is Swedish Fish? I just have to know! AND your Dad is a good guy and I can understand his dismay at a daughter of his not knowing how to make a pancake........ And what in the world made them go green?

aola said...

What a great story. You and Jen go way back, don't you?

Sandra said...

Aunt Denise, Swedish fish is a candy. It's a red gummy fish. They are my favorite!

Aola, Jen and I have been friends since I was around 7 or 8. Her parents live down the street from my grandma. I'm pretty sure I remember her coming to our 8th birthday party. We just say we've known each other forever. :)

Kristen said...

Swedish Fish are my favorite, too! Yay!

Aren't these memories fun to relive with people you love?