So I made barbecue brisket for dinner. Which is just beef brisket put into the slow cooker with about a cup of water and a little barbecue sauce. When it's done, I take it out, drain the water and add it back smothered in barbecue sauce. Once heated, I shred it and it's soo moist and tasty. I also made rice and for sides; glazed carrots, corn and biscuits (which turned out to be freezer-burned, oops!).
All is going well. Even Marie (that's my MIL) was thrilled with her presents. This is truly a first and we were all shocked. Usually you're lucky if it's not thrown back at you in disgust ... no kiddin'!
Here's the proof that she was happy and I might just frame it!
Although we did make one mistake! Fortunately it was just because she already had it.
Speaking of mistakes though, I made a carrot cake for her birthday. After getting the recipe from a fantastic baker friend and having (somewhat) decent baking skills I thought I couldn't go wrong. I did everything according to what she had written down ... word for word .... very carefully! Like I said, these aren't forgiving people lol.
I didn't leave a lot of time for the decorating so I wasn't going for beautiful. Just decent. I slapped some chopped walnuts on around the edges but admit I could have done a tidier job!
Still, it's a good thing I didn't bother because this was the reaction!
So I don't know what went wrong. Things like this always seem to happen to me whenever I borrow recipes from other people. For example, I have tried to make Marie's roast like ten times! Each time it's dry and burned and hers is juicy and falling apart. Wish I could say it was my oven but I've tried it in two!
Oh well, you win some, you lose some. At least my Mother in Law had a nice time lol :)