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!