That should be an easy one for anyone very dumb or lazy or too busy.
The instruction label it’s crystal clear:
- Pour the pudding mix into a medium saucepan and bring to a full boil. Next take a 1 cup scooper and put 3 cups of milk into the bowl full of the pudding mix.
- Stir the pudding mix and milk with a whisk for at least 2 minutes over the stove.
- Pour the saucepan full of pudding into a bowl and put in the fridge for 5 minutes.
- Once the 5 minutes are up, take a spoon and gingerly stick it into the pudding.
- Take individual serving bowls and fill them about almost halfway with pudding. If you have more than 6 people to serve, fill them a little lower than almost halfway.
but always –and I say always– something goes wrong. At this time I even know the procedure by heart but despite of it I’m not able to cook a simple nothing like that. There’s always something that goes wrong: one time it’s a very liquid pudding – reminding more of a ‘cioccolata’ – the other is a three-sizes-pudding-instead-of-the-promised-four.
I believe that behind this incapability lies a great message from the Universe: “the easy stuff it’s not for you.”
As I’ve experienced many times in my life, every single time I measure myself – or better bang into – with something common I have problems. From finding the man to merry to be a happy customer you stay sure I would pick the more difficult option. Perhaps it’s the heritage of my childhood as only child, always encouraged to try to be better at things, or perhaps it’s some kind of hopeless obtuseness. Who knows, but anyway, earlier today, when I’ve eaten one of my three-cups-instead-of-four pudding (and yes, I do use the treasuring cup), I finally realized that for people like me there’s no way but accepting that what it’s considered been normal would never [ever] fit us. Amen.
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