Sunday, September 18, 2011

Coedith Cooking Fail

  It is rare that I post about food gone wrong.  Is this because it doesn't happen?  Nope.  It happens.  Often.  The above are two recent examples.  The first is a lemon meringue pie.  We made two, one for the picnic we were invited to and one for my mom.   We are pictured on our way to deliver the pie to Grandma.  Good thing we cut a piece for my mom because it saved me from taking the runniest filling ever to the picnic.  It was like slime.  So we ran by the market and picked up a dessert to take.  Not exactly what I like to show up with after hours in the kitchen but...

The second was from today.  We had a BBQ for the guys who work for us at the shop.  I thought 'salsa', I'll make salsa.  After all I have a wonderful food processor I got for a Christmas gift.  Can you say "over processed"?!  It was more like a Mexican take on gazpacho.  I had made A LOT.  So I hand chopped a few tomatoes added some of the 'salsa' to them and it was a go-although the flavor was quite weak.  Let's just say no one complimented me on it.

My point is, when it comes to cooking I win some and I lose some.  It wouldn't be fair to only share the winners.  


  1. Very brave of you to share this, bravo!

  2. I made Dan a key lime pie once and figured I would save myself the trouble of getting one whole cup of juice from the limes by just peeling them and running them through the juicer on my stand mixer. Apparently there is a lot of bitterness in the white stuff on key limes and it all got into the juice. It was so bitter the pie was inedible. I felt awful messing up his favorite pie! We don't always win at cooking, but the good outnumbers the bad!

  3. I had the same thing happen to me with my attempt on "salsa" or what I was informed by an acquaintance really is Pico de Gallo. Ah well, it worked as a good base for some great chili. Love you're confessions. Helps me to know you don't triumph in the kitchen EVERY time either.

  4. I mess up a recipe every time I make one! I always have to buy extra so I can re-do it.


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