I think I was 10 or 11 years old and decided I'd make beef stew for supper. How hard could it be? I mean I'd seen Mom make it and it was usually pretty good. (Bear in mind that beef stew is 1 of the 3 or 4 thing she can cook well) I knew she used the beef, carrots, potatoes, and onions. She cut up the vegetables and tossed them in the crock pot, and tossed the beef in something white before putting it in. So I grabbed the first white thing in a bag I saw, tossed the meat around and dumped it in.
8 hours later I found out I'd grabbed the sugar and not the flour like Mom used and I didn't brown the meat before tossing it in.