Thursday, March 09, 2006

Local Pizzaria to the Rescue!

The kitchen and I have been having some disagreements this week. First, Mike cooked Saturday, because the stew I wanted to make took too long by the time we got home with the ingredients. Then, on Sunday, the stew turned out far, far too dry. As in, it was not a stew. It was a multi-layered slow-cooker casserole of some kind, but clearly not a stew, because there was no liquid in it whatsoever. Still, it was edible, with enough to drink. Monday’s dinner was so simple that I cringe at the thought of it, even though we did have pasta sauce in the fridge and meatballs in the freezer that we really had to eat.

Tuesday, though. Tuesday was a new experience. I realize that, in some ways, it wasn’t my fault. I was rushing through the preparation as I was working from home that afternoon, and needed to get started. Yes, I set our lovely automatic slow-cooker for six hours. I should have kept reading the recipe, because it said “low.” Our slow-cooker will cook for six hours. On high. By the time I realized the error, it was too late. Oh, we tried. But alas, the pork chops went in the garbage and out came the take-out menu.

First time in my life I’ve actually had to throw away dinner once it’s cooked. I’ve made a few bad starts in life, but never gotten to the end and rendered something inedible. Mike tells me not to worry about it, that I’m not the only one to ever ruin dinner, even in my own family, he’s sure. It still bugs me, though.

On a more positive note, despite the fact that I cut my finger slicing vegetables, yesterday’s dinner turned out just fine.

4 comments:

Anonymous

A story for your 25th anniversary!
Love, Mom

PS And I don't remember throwing dinner out, but I'm sure it must have happened--once... =D

Queen of Swords

Mom, that's so not helpful... ;)

Jason

Not very helpful...still funny though :)

Jason

PS..I've done that twice....:)

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