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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Achievement (03/08/12)

TITLE: I Did It!
By Verna Cole Mitchell
03/13/12


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The kitchen was a disaster
Of dirty pots and pans,
While crystals of salt and sugar
And crusted food particles
Adorned the stove burners and top.
Broken egg shells in the sink
And a flour-dusted counter
Were witness to my earlier attempt
To bake a chocolate cake,
Same cake that sadly
Sank deeply in the middle
And leaned wearily to one side.
The roast for which Id such high hopes,
Though nicely browned on top,
Was dry as an African desert.
Green peas shriveled in a bowl
Near glue-like mashed potatoes,
And gravy with gravel-shaped lumps.
The lemon jello salad had refused to gel,
And bits of crushed pineapple
Were swimming in a golden pool.
The biscuits, supposed to be flaky,
Were hard as dried-out play-dough.
Never one to worry over trivialities,
I proudly called to the table,
Mama, Daddy, sisters, and brothers
To share with me the first entire meal
Id ever prepared all by myself.


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Camille (C D) Swanson 03/15/12
Awww...This was adorable. I loved it. Memories flooded back to my "first meal" I so proudly prepared for my family. Yours turned out better than mine! LOL.

I enjoyed it. Good job.
God Bless~
Ruth Thoutenhoofd03/16/12
What memories of learning to cook this brings back. Thank you for sharing this!
Catrina Bradley 03/17/12
Oh, this made me smile! I love that she didn't stew over the mess or the mistakes, but took pride in her achievement.
Yvonne Blake 03/17/12
Smile! I remember some of my first "achievements." (my poor brothers)
Glynis Becker 03/17/12
Everyone has made a meal like that LOL! Wonderful entry.
Amanda Brogan03/17/12
This was a light and fun take on the topic. I enjoyed your descriptions of the "African desert" roast and the other interesting ways that the meal turned out. :)
Allison Egley 03/17/12
Hehehe I love your descriptions of the food.
Donna Wilcher03/17/12
Sweet (messy) story...LOL

And I'm sure your family ate and loved every single bite..even the gravely gravy..LOL

Loved this!

Joanne Sher 03/19/12
Such fun. We're proud of you, VernaJ! ;) Great descriptions.
Sarah Elisabeth 03/21/12
How fun! Definitely had that small child pride of accomplishment
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/22/12
Congratulations for placing 10th in level 4 and 15th overall!
Carol Penhorwood 03/22/12
Sounds like the meal I made last night. : )
Amanda Brogan03/24/12
You did it! Congrats on your highly ranked entry, Verna! :)