Friday, April 29, 2011

Keeping it Real

I like blogs that have pretty pictures, delicious recipes, gorgeous gardens and sensational sewing but I'm very much aware that sometimes things don't go to plan. I have had two flops in the kitchen in the last two days. Just to keep the blog real, I decided to show them off.I made a chicken and lemon casserole for dinner tonight. It looked so good in the recipe book . I usually use recipes as a guideline and make adjustments along the way. Not today. It looked better than it tasted. The sauce was so bitter. I added some sugar and a dash of stock and it was edible but not enjoyable.

Yesterday I had apples on hand and made some apple and cinnamon muffins which were safe and delicious. Then on a whim I decided to use another apple for apple and custard tea cakes. I have made this recipe before and it was just fine. Yesterday however, it overflowed and dripped all over the oven tray. They were good as long as you ate them with your eyes closed.

I'm hoping my kitchen disasters (which really aren't that disastrous) are over for now.



Lisa said...

Tracy, I have to laugh. Yesterday I tried to make raisin bread - it's edible, but doughy inside. I'm not sure why. I'm a beginner in that area.
My "Suffolk lamb" cake came out of the mold very well, but I couldn't get it to look good; because it didn't have frosting on the chocolate head, it was a problem getting the face on.

I probably wouldn't have mentioned either of these things had you not done this post! :)

Janice said...

Good on you for revealing your not so perfect results, as sometimes I think blogs can create the impression that all is perfect, which we know isn't the case. I'm sure your next batch of cooking will be wonderful.

rosie said...

Trace, you are so very human!! You should see some of my cooking, trying to convert old recipes to gluten-free!! especially bread! I bet most of your cooking is wonderful..

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