I have often been accused of “biting off more than I can chew”. I have always liked a challenge. I suppose the most memorable experience with this is getting purebred Welsh Terriers, who proved, despite their smaller size, to be far more dog than I had ever anticipated.
My latest experience with this occurred last week. I treated myself to a new Springerle rolling pin for Christmas. That is a rolling pin with intricate carvings used to make Springerle or Speculaas cookies. I had been eyeing one in the King Arthur Baking Company for several years. The pin arrived last week. It is much bigger than it looked in the catalogue, and it weighs 5 lbs. It is the classic blunt instrument. Husband says it should be in an Agatha Christie mystery. You can get an idea of its size in the header photo with the 12 inch ruler in comparison. It has really lovely, deep, carvings. It is too big to store in the drawer with the other rolling pins, so we keep it in the entryway closet wrapped in bubble wrap in its box so that the carvings don’t chip. I never imagined I would have a rolling pin that requires such special care. I guess should have been prepared for this since it is called The Showstopper Springerle Pin. I sort of overlooked that hint.
When have you got more than you bargained for? When have you bitten off more than you could chew?