Today's post is brought to you courtesy of Kevin the Quilter who's reply to a comment on a post sparked this subject. He asked me if I've ever cooked anything not worthy of eating or appetizing and I replied with this little story... I couldn't cook a lick when we were married. In fact, I made DH chicken fried steak one date night when we were in college. When he took his plate to the sink to rinse it after supper, he asked, "What's this in the sink"? It was a colander with the gravy lumps. 😂😂😂 He married me anyway. When I asked him about it one day, he replied, "You were smart. I knew you'd figure it out." 😂
Well, it took a while - and along the way there were a few more kitchen mishaps.
*chocolate chip cookies where the chocolate chips were taller than the cookie.
* rolls that were inedible, thrown out and are probably still sitting on the side of a mountain across the fence from the house we lived in 25 years ago.
*The pound cake that went rogue even though I've made it at least 100 times. And yes, that's what it looked like when I took it out of the oven
I'm still perplexed as to what took place and no, I didn't throw the pan out. I saved it. That pan evokes a lot of pound cake memories. LOL. What does that say about me that I am emotionally attached to a bundt pan? Don't answer that.
*The time I accidentally put cornstarch in the biscuits instead of baking powder. Yes, I know the difference.
*The time I put applesauce out for the crew instead of the salsa when I made enchiladas. In my defense, I was running a high fever and a little delirious.
I have to thank DH for sticking with me. His mom is a really good cook. My mom is a really good cook. In fact one of the pieces of advice she gave me was, "You need to feed your husband." She worked 2 jobs, but always had a homecooked meal on the table when Daddy came home from work at 5:30. Apparently I took that one to heart, but I have to laugh because in high school I beseeched the principal to let me out of home-ec and let me take shop and Ag "because I was never going to need those other skills". The good Lord must have had a good chuckle during that conversation because He knew I'd need both. 😄