Sunday, April 11, 2021

Do Dreams have Smells?

What a delightful feeling it was to wake up from a dream that was infused with the aroma of sugary, buttery apples simmering in a pan! I kid you not, the comfy wafts of caramelized brown sugar and melted butter drizzled over softly sautéed apples were part of the dream ... I decided I just HAD to follow through on that wishful dream and make it a reality.

Yes, I had apples in my refrigerator, and I'd found an overdue 'use by' jar of bottled mincemeat (2019), and 1 cup of crumble topping in my freezer. I blended the mincemeat into the caramelized apples, made a pastry for the base, and covered the top with my leftover crumb topping from a previous indulgence. The afternoon house smells were ... delectable!

That is, until the sweet, sticky mixture started bubbling over, out of the pie and onto the bottom of my oven. Not only did it end with the smell of burnt sugar, but ... I had to clean my oven, as well. The title of this post could easily have been dreamy smells, or perhaps the less appealing, smelly dreams!

I thought the moral of the story might be 'don't try and live out your dreams,' but as it turns out, I'm glad it happened, since the aftermath of cleaning my oven makes me feel good, 😀 and I have a piece of pie to eat with my morning coffee!


Shelley Burbank said...

You know what is weird? I had a dream on Saturday night about smells, but not good ones. I asked myself the same it normal to dream about smells? I guess it's no different from dreaming the other senses.

In my case, I think it was prophetic because on Sunday the drain in our kitchen sink smelled UNGODLY. I did everything to amend it: bleach, baking soda, vinegar, even drain unclogger (not all at the same time. I didn't want my sink to explode!). I think it must have been emanating from down the pipeline somewhere. We are on the top floor of our building.

Your baking looks delicious, as always.

Debbie said...

Oh no, Shelley! Disaster ... and not the kind of smell I'd want in my dream. That definitely seemed prophetic ... perhaps you'd been aware of the traces of a problem already?