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Hot And Sour Cooking Skills

, , , , | Related | March 23, 2015

(I’m a teenager who hasn’t had much experience cooking, but I make a large pot of soup for my family. I’m very proud of the result.)

Mom: “Wow, you did a really good job! I should have you cook every now and again. It would really help out!”

(The following day, a gathering of family friends come over. My mom brings out the soup, but it looks very thin.)

Mom: “[My Name] made this soup! It’s so good!”

(As my mom brags, everyone digs in, only to wince at the first spoonful. The soup tastes like nothing but pepper, so much so that it actually hurts my mouth. We all painfully eat the soup while our guests silently stare at me.)

Mom: “Well, this is one of her first tries… She’s still learning!”

Me: *sheepishly* “This isn’t my soup… I swear, it tasted good yesterday…”

(My mom had added water to the soup in an effort to stretch it further, and then, since the flavor was lost, she tried to add more seasoning to it… too much. Family friends always praised my mom for her good cooking, but they didn’t know about all of her kitchen mishaps.)

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