When you are using your cool new blender with a dispenser…always, always be sure that the dispenser handle is in the downward position before pouring in buttermilk to make Creamy Orange Coolers. Always.
I was in the middle of giving spelling words, frying potatoes and yes, making Creamy Orange Coolers when I had this lovely mishap this morning. I wasn’t sure whether to cry…or take a picture.
I’ve heard somewhere that you should never cry over spilled buttermilk, so I chose to take the picture.
The buttermilk not only got all over the counter and down the front of the drawer and cabinet and all over the floor…it even got inside the cabinet.
But I still didn’t cry.
I may have let out one little sob.
It wasn’t even about the mess as much as I hated wasting all that good, homemade cultured buttermilk.
So let’s review: If you have a cool new Hamilton Beach Wavestation like I have and you’re so excited to make something in it so you can use the cool little dispenser…what do you need to do first? (Let’s all say it together, shall we?)
Always, always be sure that the dispenser handle is in the downward position before pouring in buttermilk.
It blesses my heart to be able to offer such wise advice on this blog.
And put the lid on the top!!! Last weekend I was making pumpkin smoothies and flipped the “on” switch before the lid was fully on!!! Picture what you have, but the opposite direction! My husband thought it was hilarious. :)
Oh, that’s very sad…what a mess!! :(
Oooo, me too, with the lid. Only it was brine for smoking salmon. It went Everywhere!
At least it wasn’t hot – a friend of mine scorched herself but good this summer, blending steamed tomatoes for paste. You know you’re burnt when you wash off the tomatoes and you’re still just as red…
Can I just say…..that you are soooooooo cute!!! You might be debating whether to cry or take a picture, but your attitude is awesome.
Laurie Plath says
You gave me a good laugh this morning, thanks!
Sorry this happened, but at least you put the top on. I forget sometimes.
Oh, that is such a bummer! We’ve all had those moments. Sounds like you were a good example to your boys on how to handle it!
Also wanted to let you know that we made your cheesy sausage stromboli last night and it was an amazing hit! Can’t wait to mess around with different fillings!
I’m so glad we can all laugh at ourselves! My best kitchen mishaps involve mashed potatoes on the ceiling and iced tea splashed all up in the fridge. Yes, I took pictures, too! Plus I whimpered and then laughed:)
I probably would have cried!!! You have such a positive attitude! Hugs!
I used to have that blender and I did that same thing so many times, I finally just took the spigot off and capped it! But I did love the blender! :)
We all talked a week or so ago about our cool Vita Mix blenders. To clean a Vita Mix after use, you put hot water and drop of dish liquid in it and whirrrrr it up. Very effecient and easy – unless you forget to put the plug back in the top. I was covered in frothy, soapy water including all over my head. Nice. My family laughed so hard. Another Vita Mix advantage – you can take a shower and make breakfast at the same time!
Valerie @A Nation of Moms says
So sorry, Laura. Go ahead and cry – I’m pretty sure the cliche is not to cry over milk, not buttermilk. So, it’s fair game.
Oh man! I’m pretty sure I would have cried… and muttered a word or two that I would never want my children to repeat. :( Yet another wonderful lesson learned from Laura.
Valerie @A Nation of Moms says
Wow, another valerie! I saw that comment and almost thought I had an alternate personality that commented again. :)
daily occurance (messes that is) in my home. But I truly am sorry you lost all that good buttermilk!
I found the best tip for making buttermilk. You can make your own using some of the store bought cultured buttermilk as a starter. I usually use about 1 cup store bought to 3 cups milk. I put it into a very clean, large glass container (jar) and seal. Leave on the counter until it clabbers (turns into a chunk that looks similar to cheese)-about 24 hrs. Then refrigerate. I love this method as I can then use my homemade cultured buttermilk to continue to make more buttermilk. Hope this helps someone.
This is yet another reason I love your blog ~ you keep it real! (I so enjoy making pictures of those messes as well!)
You’re lucky. I would of had the silverware drawer open and had it all in the silverware drawer too.
Ingrid @ Celebrating Suburbia says
I’m laughing hysterically because I do this with our smoothie machine ON A REGULAR BASIS. And on my really bad days, I blame my husband who is responsible for cleaning the smoothie maker and seems to never remember to put the lever down before returning it to the cupboard (just like I never to remember to check it before using the machine!).
Real life is often funnier than fiction!
OOOO I’m sooooo sorry. (Tee-hee). Here I thought the Heavenly Homemaker never made a mess. I’m very glad you remembered to take the picture, because it gave you an extra moment to decide your strategy for clean up. My daughter was trying her hand at candle making, and she very carefully poured the hot wax into the mold only to discover the bottom piece on the mold was not hot wax-proof! We had an identical mess to your buttermilk one, but now I can see a pink tint on my cupboard and tile floor where it ran. Candle wax does not clean up!