You're making me feel SO much better! By the way, the rice-a-roni I got on sale (10 for $10) -- well, the rest of them are going to the food bank!
The story about corn starch cracked me up because I once grabbed the cannister of powdered sugar when I meant to make a slurry of cornstarch to thicken a stir fry. Everyone loved it! Neither husband nor I have a sweet tooth, but this was for my sisters, their kids and husbands.
Oh, well. Julia used to say, more or less, that what goes on in the kitchen, stays in the kitchen. Everyone thought my sweet stir fry was supposed to taste like that and loved it, so it doesn't count as a disaster!