Meaty Dessert

"ONE NEW YEAR'S EVE, I was asked to bring a dish to a party. I spent quite a bit of time making a lovely chocolate layered dessert garnished with chocolate shavings.

"After the main course, the hostess set all the desserts on the dining room table so everyone could help themselves. I noticed the guests looking at my pan with strange expressions on their faces.

"Was I embarrassed when I realized I had grabbed the wrong 13- x 9-inch pan from the refrigerator…and that everyone was staring at the meat I was marinating for dinner the next day!"

Andrea Brown

New Providence, Iowa