I found a recipe on Pinterest that seemed incredibly simple: basically, a delicious broccoli cheese casserole stuffed inside a canned crescent roll encasement. Since I have been dedicated to trying new, simple recipes for my family, I thought this was perfect. What could possibly go wrong? Put stuff in a pre-made crust? It practically makes itself.
I followed the instructions to a “T” and yet, somehow the braiding method did not work.
First, I couldn’t seem to fit the whole roll of dough onto one cookie sheet. I also didn’t have parchment paper so this certainly didn’t help to transfer it over so instead I used a too short silicone cookie mat. As I tried braiding the dough the pieces tore off. Finally, with the middle exposed completely and nothing close to the picture, I gave up and rolled it on itself to secure the filling inside of the dough.
When I was finished, my husband came into the kitchen, looked at our computer screen that had the recipe pulled up on it and at my ball of dough and filling. He sort of frowned. I think he was expecting the worst. To be honest, so was I! When I pulled it out of the oven 30 minutes later, the smell was wonderful and as my husband shoveled it into his mouth he said “Screw presentation, it’s what’s inside that counts.”
Thanks honey, you’ve made my fail much more bearable!
From: Amber, The Mom Me Monologues