Wednesday, July 20, 2011

11 Some days I fail. . .

Some days I utterly fail in the kitchen. . .
You get to see the beautiful treats and tasty meals that are a success. .
but here is a little insight into what some of my days consist of. . .
Yesterday afternoon, I ran home from Crossfit and started on the okra for dinner. . . I have made this dish a million times before. . . but I guess I decided that I needed some extra spice because I dumped two jalapenos in the okra WITH the seeds. Needless to say, I ate it (and my lips are still numb). . . but Nate could not. 
Fail #1
Then I made a cantalope and cucumber salad.. . I thought the recipe sounded great. . . but with the cilantro, it tasted like it should have been salsa instead of a salad. . . 
Fail #2 
and last but not least, I started on a "football appetizer" I am working on for a guest post in the fall. . . halfway through breading the chicken, I looked at Nate and said, "I think I put too much on my plate tonight." In which, of course, he rolled his eyes and said that was about par for the course. . . Finally the chicken appetizers were ready, annnnndddddd they were just ok. . . 
Fail #3
Nate had cereal for dinner. . . 
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." - Thomas Edison
Remember, I did not grow up cooking. . . I have never been to a cooking class and short of a couple years ago did not do anything more with my oven than make slice and bake cookies. 
But if I can do this. . . 
So can you!
So, "to jump back on the horse that bucked me"  . . this afternoon will be typical. . . I am about to bite off more than I can chew. . . and am making pork chops, roasted tomatoes, nutella cupcakes and three different type of cookies. . . 
And I will post something beautiful tomorrow! :-) 
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  1. love this! you're honest, funny & real- so beautiful. love you, sweet friend!

  2. I hear you! Last night I made a baked ziti and totally overcooked it and the top pasta was all hard and gross. My husband still ate it though and that is why I love him!

  3. Love this - I can totally relate! I burned garlic in my little 900 sq. ft. apartment when I first moved to Dallas and thought I will never be a good cook. And today, my hubby can attest to the number of times I have had to open doors and turn on the vent above the oven. It sure is a fun process, though!!

  4. It happens. All the time. And I went to culinary school ;)

    I made something the other night, I was so pumped, Gray kept telling me it sounded weird. I should have listened. I thought it was horrible, and Gray loved it and ate every bite. haha.

  5. we all have cooking fails, it is ok! just gotta keep going and making these creative and wonderful dishes you always post. i'm impressed especially since you said you didn't grow up cooking, keep at it elizabeth!

  6. I agree with Meg, we all have cooking failures :)
    So funny you made okra too! I liked it (minus the goo). The Husband liked it too, but not the Toddler! She wouldn't even try it!

  7. Love this post! I have had so many cooking fails, but they are all great lessons learned! The first time I tried baking a carrot cake right after college, I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil by accident! Let's just say that it was totally sunken in at the center and did not exactly taste like carrot cake!

  8. I think you are AMAZING and I can't wait to see your nutella cupcakes, as tonight was the first night I've ever tried nutella! I don't know what I was waiting for, that stuff is AWESOME! :)

  9. I like to call myself kitchen impaired. For someone who doesn't exactly cook, I've messed up more things in the kitchen than I can count. Thanks for sharing that it happens to the best of 'em (it makes the "worst of 'em" like me feel a little better;).

  10. Oh I so admire your honesty! You have so many more successes than failures so that is a real blessing.

  11. Amen sista! We've gone the cereal route several times! :) Good to know that practice makes perfect, so I'll keep practicing! :)


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