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Cooking Fail

Now that I am home most of the time, I have been experimenting with a lot of new recipes. I am probably also a bit inspired by the different cooking shows I have been watching while I feed Joash. If I had a TV, and I could only have one channel, I would pick The Food Network.

Anyway, to give some structure to my experiments, I picked one of my cook books, marked all of the recipes that looked good, and then when through and tried all of them. I think that my husband would say it has been a fun and successful experiment. Some dishes are certainly better than others, but for the most part, we have been trying things we never would have before.

But last night was my first big flop. I made a Cheesy Polenta Bake and I was pretty excited about it because they make polenta all of the time on Iron Chef. It is basically a cornmeal based batter and cheese. It looked pretty good from the outside. When I stuck the spoon in to dish some on to my plate, I was surprised by the consistency. It was sort of gelatin like and firm but smooth. And it certainly held its shape once on the plate. Then I eagerly dug in.

And...

Yuck. It tasted awful. I don't know what it tasted like, but it was bad. To salty maybe. I don't know. Just gross. Wilbert, who will usually eat anything, even if it is not the greatest, tried really hard to finish the portion he put on his plate, but eventually both of our portions found their way back to the pan and the contents of the pan soon found their way to the compost bin.

On to a new recipe for today with hopefully much better results.

Comments

Karissa said…
Hey, thanks for sharing your blog on Facebook. :) I like the idea of marking a bunch of recipes in one of your books. And what a great way to find new family dishes. :) Hope you guys are well!

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