Thursday, August 22, 2013

There's a Learning Curve


 So, yesterday I made  two dozen big fluffy onion rolls and, getting ready to freeze most of them, realized that I had no freezer bags. 

"Never fear," says I. "I'll use my whiz bang FoodSaver and vacuum seal those rolls!"

Oops. Vacuum sealing smushed them flat. An elementary grasp of physics should have told me this would happen---but I don't have an elementary grasp of physics. What I have are six flat breads.  
  
Oh, well, at least they'll fit in the toaster.  The other eighteen, I simply heat sealed. But it occurs to me that if I had frozen  the rolls first, I could probably have used the vacuum function.

Always learning . . .
 
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14 comments:

Ms. A said...

I laughed out loud at kitteh's last comment! Thanks!

Victoria said...

Vicki, I laughed out loud, too...because I did the same thing years ago when these things first came out with a batch of muffins. They didn't get quite as flat, but they definitely didn't look like muffins anymore! I love the kitteh's comments, especially the last one, too funny.

Christie Williamson said...

OH THANK GOD! It's not just me! I made some pao de queijo last weekend and did the EXACT same thing! Now you can make mini onion flat bread pizzas? *shrugs*

LOVE the kitteh pawmentz, too!

Brian Miller said...

ha. obviously the cats would have done better...smiles...in the toaster...well that is true...always look at the bright side...

Pat in east TN said...

I did the same thing the other day with slices of zucchini bread I wanted to freeze. Thankfully when I saw what was happening I quickly turned the machine off and started over before the bread totally flattened out for good. Soooo, come winter we will have one pack of slightly odd looking bread that will give us a good laugh.I learned my lesson and the rest was sealed properly.

My excuse ... it takes some time to get used to the machine, or at least that's what I tell myself. Ha!

Kath Marsh said...

LOL!

NCmountainwoman said...

Nice to know that we all make these little mistakes now and again. Keeps life interesting.

Vicki Lane said...

In fairness to FoodSaver, the directions tell you clearly not to do this. If only I'd read them first ... And I should have cut the machine off like Pat did, when I saw what was happening but oh, no, I just stood there watching with a kind of sick fascination.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

When did you start laughing out loud? Not long after I'll bet. Thanks for sharing your "humanity".

Witch of Stitches said...

LOL, Vicki, learn something new everyday... and you did!

Mel said...

So funny, I've had days like that. I wonder though, how much they'd spring back if you opened the bag. I've squashed a loaf of bread pretty badly and it didn't look pretty, but it worked :)

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

I just stole your image with the kitten comment. Too funny, but also too true! ;-) Jim

Vicki Lane said...

You are welcome to it, Jim. I should probably post it in the kitchen.

Tammy said...

Oh, that was a good laugh! Just like something I would do--everyday is a new day as I tell myself!

Tammy