Sunday Writing Prompt, May 9/2021 – Beautiful Mistake

Today’s Sunday Writing Prompt from Sara is Beautiful Mistake.

Did you choose the wrong partner, but developed boundaries and self-confidence that prepared you for the right one?

Did you accidentally knock your coffee over your written manuscript, but when you re-wrote, it turned out even better?

Did you take a job you ended up hating, but made a new best friend?

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I chose the wrong partner twice, but third time lucky, which I’ve already written about in For Better or Worse.

So, my beautiful mistake has to be in the kitchen.
I love to cook, but some of my efforts didn’t exactly go to plan. I mean, I cried the first time I did roast potatoes as they didn’t go crispy, and my attempt at bread pudding (not bread and butter pudding) without a recipe ended up being cooked twice but actually tasted OK.
When I was bringing up a family, we had a wide selection of Frisbee cakes. These were failed victoria sponges which hadn’t risen so were covered with custard and decorated with hundreds and thousands or chocolate sprinkles.
I’ve found the secret now though, but if cakes don’t work, the custard trick does.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Sunday Writing Prompt, May 9/2021 – Beautiful Mistake

  1. Chocolate chip cookies were invented by mistake and so were potato chips.

  2. Umm, cake.
    From someone who can make a banquet from the simplest of ingredients. xx

  3. Love those cakes!

  4. You cried because of non-crispy roast potatoes?! I smother them in gravy myself, so it wouldn’t have bothered me one bit 🙂 I like the angle you took on the prompt!

    • Thanks. Yep I hadn’t been married very long and was gutted my spuds weren’t crisp, then a dear friend told me her secret and I never had a problem after that.

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