In reading class today, we were teaching a lesson about Informational Text in the context of recipes. Of course, we covered the risks of not reading the directions, misreading ingredient amounts, etc. To illustrate the point, I shared my Lemon Meringue Pie story, and many students had stories of their own to share about disastrous meals at their houses, but this one took the cake:
"One day, my mom was making supper, when she went outside to yell at my brother, and she burned our house down!"
Kind of puts my pie debacle on par with forgetting to butter the toast. Just call me Rachel Ray!