Cooking is a skill that not everyone has, and if you’ve been reading my blog for a while then you know that my dad’s cooking skills are hit and miss. There was that one time he tried to make mashed potatoes without boiling them, which you can read about here, there was also the time he decided to make buckwheat aka wet sand pancakes, and then there was the other time when he decided to use honeycomb in cooked apples; you can read about that last one right now.
So every Saturday morning my family and I eat breakfast together. Most of the time my mom does the cooking, but once in a while, my dad will decide that he wants to make breakfast on his own. Now when he’s just making eggs, bacon, and toast, it’s no big deal; it’s when he tries to experiment that things tend to go downhill.
So it was Saturday, my dad was cooking, and he decided to make cooked apples, also known as fried apples. Most of the time cooked apples contain cinnamon, butter, and sugar, but this time, my dad decided to change things up. He put in cinnamon and butter like normal but substituted the sugar for honey. Now that alone probably didn’t mess things up too horribly; adding the honeycomb, that is what really sunk the ship. Once the apples started heating up a smell that was bad at best began floating through the air.
Unfortunate as the circumstances may have seemed at the time, breakfast wasn’t a total bust; in fact, if we’re trying to look on the bright side, it was educational. Now I know that melting honeycomb is a terrible idea.