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.
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. . .
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. . .
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! :-)