My Most Embarrasing Moment

Last night as I stuffed large pasta shells, I could not help but think about the dreadful manner in which I obtained the recipe. I think about it every time I make it.

We had been attending a great church and were involved in the "young-married" Sunday School class. When one of our children was born, they all pitched in and brought wonderful casseroles and things to keep the refrigerator stocked so that I could rest up that first week. One of the dishes prepared for us were  large stuffed manicotti. They were cheesy and delicious. My inlaws enjoyed that meal with us, and my mother-in-law and I agreed that I needed to get that recipe.

The next Sunday, I went up to the gracious provider of the meal and asked for the recipe. She told me.

That was not the recipe I wanted! And I said so!

Clearly I had asked the wrong person, so I went off to find the creator of the fabulous meal, probably leaving the other woman speechless.

Later, when it played back in my mind, I realized my dreadful blunder and was mortified.

I had seemed so ungrateful.

So insensitive to her feelings.

Downright rude!

Of course that is not how I intended it. Nevertheless, that is how it came out. To this day, I blush at the thought of it, even though it has been eight or ten years.

It reinforces the meaning of King David's words when he said:

"Set a gaurd over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips." Psalm 141:3
Please do this for me too, Lord, so that I may never be that reckless again.

Cheese Stuffed Shells

1 container ricotta cheese
16 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 c. grated parmesan cheese
2 T. parsley
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
 1 box of large pasta shells or large manicotti
1 can of spaghetti sauce

Cook the pasta and rinse in cold water until it is cool enough to handle. Mix first 6 ingredients together and stuff into the pasta. Cover with sauce. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

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7 comments:

Kim said...

What a great verse to post on our refrigerators, so we can see it many times a day!

I dislike it so much when I am so thoughtlessly rude, when I never intended to be.

Thanks for sharing. It's always good to know others are alongside in the struggle to live as we were designed!

Gail Purath said...

Yes, I've done that same sort of thing. It is such a wise thing to guard our mouths and think before we speak. But at least you thought about it afterwards and saw your error. That's important too. bless you, Gail

Dawn @ Dawnings said...

Milestones, the hard ones where we never forget how we blew that one. I'm pretty sure we all have one.

So glad you are still enjoying the recipe, though.

I venture to say you remember it much moreso than the offended party does. We tend to offer others forgiveness much more freely than we do ourselves.

Confessions of a Martha said...

Thank you for all of your kind comments. I truly hope that the woman I offended does not remember the incident as vividly as I do!
I am glad that i remember it, though. I want it to be a reminder to be careful of what I say.

Jacqueline said...

This is a wonderful post! I am so grateful that the Lord brings it to our mind so we can go back to that person and ask forgiveness or apologize. I hope you will consider sharing more and more; I love your writings :)

Jacqueline @ Deeprootsathome.com said...

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~~~~ said...

Thanks for the recipe. I have not been on and read the blog for a while and so I have some catching up to do. I have tons of those moments when I should have had the good sense to keep my mouth closed and didn't.

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