Monday, December 31, 2007

It's New Year's Eve

While most of the world parties, I am home baking cakes.

When I got home from work today, my intention was to make one jello poke cake to take to my sister-in-law's tomorrow for a New Year's Day family dinner.

So I made a cake and put it in the oven.

As I was tidying up the mixing area, I noticed something that made me gasp.

"What's wrong?" My sweet husband was full of concern.

I heaved a very disgusted sigh and said, "Half of my fingernail is missing!"

He gave me an I-really-hope-you-are-joking look.

I held up my right hand.

He looked a little nauseous.

We both searched all over the counters, in the sink and even in the garbage. We found nothing that was small and pink.

I walked to the pantry.

"What are you doing?" he asked.

"Making another cake."

"Good idea," he said, not even attempting to hide the relief in his voice.

I made a second white cake, but didn't have another nice glass 13 x 9-inch pan so I used two smaller pans.

I thought to myself that it would be just my luck to find the missing fingernail now that I had already made the second cake.

My fingernails and I are just not having a very good week!


  1. I'm not laughing...really! hehe Oh dear, don't you just hate it when that happens. Oh well, better to have made more cakes and not take a chance that the piece of nail would be in the first cake. Figures, though, that you would find it AFTER you'd baked more! lol

    New Year is a time for celebration of love, of life, of friendship. It's the time to thank God for wonderful friends, and to bring to their lives as much magic as they bring to here's celebrating our friendship and praying that its magic continues forever. Happy New Year to you and yours dear Zoey! xoxo

  2. Happy New Year, Zoey. Maybe your New Years resolution should be to go back to your real fingernails? I never have half of a real nail fall of when I am cooking. Come to think of it, I'm rarely cooking!

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

  3. OMG! Like Pea, I'm not laughing either!!At least it was the last day in '07 and not the biginning of '08! Not a great way to start a year! Happy New Year to you Zoey!I hope today is better!

  4. I am laughing!! My first good chuckle of the new year...thank you!
    All turned out well but I could see you wanting to bake another cake..
    Happy New Year Zoey to you and yours!

  5. You could have used it to your advantage-the first person to find the fingernail in their piece of cake gets a prize! Only kidding. ; )
    I usually have problems with my hair getting in food once in a while, so I always tie it back and wipe down my clothing before I bake.
    Anyway-Happy New Year! I went to bed at 10 after 12 because of this rotten cold.

  6. Diannew, I like your idea! It could have been like that little guy people have to find baked in the Mardi Gras cake- LOL.

    Betty, Happy New Year to you, too!

    Jean, Hopefully '08 will bring me better luck.

    Carol, Believe me that is the first thing I thought of, too! Hmmm, maybe I could just keep the nails and give up cooking....

    Pea, I agree. I would have been horrified if someone bit into the cake and found my fingernail!!


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