We all know the saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade", right?
This past weekend I thought it would be a nice thing to make bread for my husband. ( He has celiac disease and he can only have gluten free bread.) I have a good recipe but for some reason, the bread never rises very much. When I began to get all the ingredients together for the bread, I realized that I was out of yeast. So....a run to the store just for yeast. Everything was coming along nicely, but when I put the bread in the oven and took a peek at it...OH NO, the dough was rising WAY too much and was beginning to spill over!! AHHH!!!
Quickly, I put a pan on the second oven rack and let the dough drip onto it. Then, I had to get that loaf pan out (getting dough all over the oven, the floor and ME!). I scooped some of the dough out into a bowl, grabbed a cake pan, greased it and scooped most of the bread dough into the cake pan.
Put the cake pan back into the oven. I had a look at the bits of dough that that spilled out onto the pan that was on that second rack. Hmm, that looks like bread sticks! I took them out and turned them over and let them finish baking! And the dough that I had scooped into the bowl? I placed teaspoons of it onto a greased cooky sheet and then, sprinkled garlic powder onto them and they became PIZZA BITES1 HA! I just made it up! All of it came out beautifully, even the bread! You would never have known what a disaster it was!
So...."When life gives you overflowing bread dough....make breadsticks and pizza bites!" (Forgot to say, I also put a bit of cheese on the pizza bites when they had almost cooked.) All of this smelled heavenly when my husband came home from work!
And if life knocks you up against the curb, make sure it is lined with cherry blossoms!
Okay, so what is YOUR take on "When life give you lemons, make lemonade?" Go on, you know you want to tell me!