You say you don't know what-it-is?
Why, it's burnt chicken wings, Silly.
I thought I would be that one super duper, special, awesome person who would prove all the cookbooks wrong and pan-fry chicken wings in olive oil without burning them.
I was wrong.
Okay, next up:
I have made this twice...
Was it the cook or recipe???
It was the recipe.
Okay, we have these simple, easy, no bake chocolate crisps...
They look yummy,
And with just a few ingredients, how could you go wrong?
Nothing to balance out the sweetness. Wow.
Had to throw them all away.
And frankly, I can and will eat anything, but these made me pucker.
Verdict...cook or recipe????
what dish this is from July 12 of this year.
No notes, can't find the recipe.
Cook or recipe????
Heck, I can't remember what I ate for breakfast much less a meal I made three weeks ago. Still, I'm going with recipe.
Okay, lets move along to this
Mexican Green Chile Veggie Burger from the other night...
Maybe I'll put that veggie burger on a bun with cilantro, salsa and advocado and see if it's any better....
Answer be nope.
I should have used avocado oil instead of olive oil for high heat cooking. Sighhhh.
Now we come to a Cuban sandwich....
- Yellow mustard
- Dill pickles
- Swiss Cheese
DO NOT.............I REPEAT...........DO NOT:
1. Confuse yellow mustard with spicy brown mustard
2. Confuse dill pickles with bread and butter pickles
3. Confuse Swiss cheese with any old cheese you have laying around in the refrigerator.
Cuban sandwich??? I mean, it was baaaaaad.
Oh heck yeah, The Cook all the way!!!
I'm not the brightest crayon in the recipe box. :(:(
everything that is needed for stir fry...
a Chicken Garlicky, Vegetable,
Tasty, Stir Fry.
WHERE IS THE FLAVOR???
I want flavor.
I made this exactly to the T, to the T!
I blame the addition of the tasteless garlic sauce.
Okay, let's move along to a
Pork Roast and
a Parsnip and Potato Gratin...
Pork Roast: No flavor but I'm not a huge pork person.
Parsnip and Potato Gratin: Too onioney, definitely not a keeper.
Sighhhhhhhhhhh. I wanted it to be good, I reeeeeeaaaallly did!
The jury is still deliberating.
For my next trick, I tried making cornbread
for the 1000th time.
Normal ingredients PLUS the addition of chives and white cheddar this time.
Sounds legit. I just know I will be successful this time.
I mixed everything up according to directions and cooked it in a cast iron skillet and did everything right...
Is flour even a flavor?
Did I ever tell you about the time I ate flour as a kid?
Actually, I ate flour more than once. Apparently, I was holding out hope that the next time there would be flavor. I was wrong each time.
Kind of like me and cornbread. Cornbread is my old flour.
let's discuss this picture.
I had deleted the recipe so I can't remember what this dish was other than not very good.
I think we all can agree there is quite a bit of work still needed on improving my food photos though.
the next picture...
I think I forgot to take that class.
I was too busy eating flour and being hopeful.
The recipe was ultimate delish though. It really was!
And lastly we come to a really big disappointment.
This was all due to the recipe, not the cook :)
I even went out and bought a $12 pretty green bundt pan.
This was supposed to be a delicious Kentucky Butter Cake....
And these were the fixins for this cake...
Of course I had to do some self-talk since
I AM NOT a baker, am terrible at it, and despise it!
I can barely wait for it to be ready....
So I drizzle the melted butter over it, fresh out of the oven...
I invert it over on a pretty tray and sprinkle powdered sugar over the top.
I was so excited,
couldn't wait to try this dee-licious moist cake...
How could one go wrong???!!!
So I grabbed a piece and
How can this...
Was it the cook or the recipe?
I am blaming The Cook on the following disasters though...
Y'all know I hate doing dishes, right?
And I'll let them collect for up to 5+ days at a time, right?
long view going on here...
even the cat wants out of here!
HA HA HA!!!
I cleaned up that crappy mess that night. And noooo, the dirty pans were NOT thrown inside the oven.
This time anyway.
And trust me, these cats were no help either!
Pretty darn good, I'd say!!! I'm actually kind of proud of myself.
48 hours later.
*patting myself on back*
See the red dotted tumbler up front with plastic wrap over it?
The tumbler has cider vinegar in there and the plastic wrap has holes in the top to catch fruit flies. Huh. I have no idea whyyyyy the fruit flies are so bad. What?
WAIT! WAIT! WAIT!
Before you leave I feel I must redeem myself a little bit here.
Now SOMETIMES I do clean up after a meal, EEEspecially if I know someone will be coming into the house.
SOMETIMES I do keep a clean kitchen. Sometimes.
At least I did on January 30 of this year when I took these pics.
I told ya I was capable of cleaning up every now and again!! Seeee!
That's enough embarrassment for today :)
Hope everyone has a good week!
I'll be back next with either a Healthy Mexican Casserole or an awesome Butterscotch Pretzel Chocolate Chip
Stay cool y'all,
and talk at ya soon!!!!
P.S. NO JUDGING!! :):)