Saturday, February 7, 2009

Mistakes, Mishaps and Stupidity

I'm not quite sure what happened to me this week. It seemed like every time I stepped into the kitchen another debacle was imminent. By Friday I had given up on trying to cook and we settled for fast food.

Monday: I managed to make a REALLY salty Roasted Red Pepper soup. Everyone else loved it and licked their bowls clean, but I couldn't slurp a bit of it.

Tuesday: I tested a new recipe for some filled valentines day cookies. What a mess. The dough stuck to everything and the cookies never browned properly in the oven. Plus the filling was not good. When I went to work on dinner, I realized that I had not actually bought any steaks for our steak & polenta meal. Duh.

Wednesday: Tacos for dinner. How hard can that be? Well, I browned the ground beef and went to look for the seasoning packet. I looked and looked. I was convinced that I had several in our pantry & food storage. Not a single one to be found. So I grabbed some spices and came up with my own version and it was not bad.

Thursday: I pulled the rest of the cookie dough out of the fridge to try and fix it. It was still awful. The ones I did bake off ended up as little white rocks. Later when I went to start dinner, I realized that I neglected to buy the ham for our Chicken Cordon Bleu Crepes. I must have really not read my shopping list at all this week. What is wrong with me?

Friday: I tested a recipe for a cute little version of valentines cupcakes. They made a big mess and were not worth the work. Later, I accidentally dumped half of a box of couscous all over my freshly swept kitchen floor and then decided enough was enough... Taco Time here we come!

Here's to hoping that next week will be a better one!


Camille said...

That makes me feel better! I hate it when I fail completely in the kitchen. Hope you have a better week this week. We're having your cordon blue crepes for V-Day!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

LOL...I'm so glad I'm not the only one that has day/weeks like that.

Stephanie said...

A bad week in the kitchen - Is there any other kind?

I wish I had your love of cooking.

Robyn said...

I bet you had kids with you when shopping. If I take kids I end up with a few things I didn't need and miss a few things that I did need.

Jackie said...

I happened on your blog through Tera's blog... Thank you so much for doing this! I have used several of your recipes. My family loved the chicken cordon bleu crepes. Oh- and I never use taco seasoning anymore. Just use some onions, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and beef boillon. (sp??) Also add a little cornstarch to thicken. My family loves it!

cynthia said...

Hello??? I still need the red peper soup recipe! I thought all your recipes you blogged about could be found here. I'm sure it's just me.

Andy said...

Sorry Cynthia - it should be up now!