by Missy Tippens
<Big, huge sigh.>
It's been a kitchen fail type week for me. I have nothing impressive to share today.
First, I burned cheese toast at breakfast the other day.
But doggone it, I really wanted that toast. That was the last of the cheese!
So... I carefully dug through and discarded the scorched part...
Ta-da! There was good cheese underneath the burned "skin!" I had salvaged breakfast (much to my family's chagrin when I shared the photos with them). Some comments from them that I read AFTER eating my rescued cheese toast:
Oldest Son: Yummy cancer.
Husband: I would have advocated starting over.
Daughter: LOL Woowww
Middle Child (sent no reply. He probably just shook his head.)
So I figured I was done with kitchen failures for the week. Then I quickly proved that assumption wrong.
I made my favorite chicken recipe the other night (here's the recipe). And for some odd reason, it was as tough as nails!! I mean I could hardly cut it with a steak knife. Do y'all think certain brands of chicken are tougher??? I really wish I knew what to look for and what to buy (instead of just buying what's on sale).
Then yesterday, I decided to force myself to eat that chicken leftover for lunch (because I knew my husband sure wouldn't try eating it again!). I thought I'd steam some sugar snap peas to add a veggie.
I put the bag of fresh peas into a deep skillet, add a bit of water, covered the pan, and put it on high to steam. All fine.
But then I walked away and forgot it!! Thankfully, I heard it and remembered. But when I walked into the kitchen, I could smell the scorch smell.
Ugh. Another dish ruined??? I snatched it off the burner, then grabbed some tongs. Only the bottom layer was mildly scorched! I could salvage something healthy to go with my rubber chicken! haha
I gingerly lifted off the top layer and enjoyed them with my lunch as my teeth and jaws got a workout chewing the chicken.
I have a feeling next week will turn out better. It has to! :)
MORAL OF THE STORY: ALWAYS USE A TIMER!