Monday, February 8, 2010

My Culinary Disasters

Ok, so maybe disaster is a little strong, no one died or anything. Disappointments may be more accurate but I got your attention with disaster, didn't I?
My husband, let's call him Mr. Marvelous, suggested I also post my recipe flops so you know I'm not perfect.
I'm pretty sure no one was under that impression!
Mr Marvelous & I joined a new supper club.
We met for the first time at Roni's house Saturday night.
(you remember Roni, the craft queen)
Well, her house is a testament to her craftyness. It feels like you are in one of those homey gift shops (not the tacky, packed to the ceiling ones)
Enough about Roni, whose blog is this anyway!! :)
My first mistake was volunteering to bring the side dish. I'm famous (in my own mind) for desserts NOT vegetables.
I googled high & low for fabulous side dishes and decided on Hasselback Potatoes.
Prep time, which involves thinly slicing each potato almost to the bottom took a lot more time than I had budgeted.
And another thing I'm famous for is being 10 minutes late. I think it's because my mind works faster than my body!
ANYWAY, I baked them for an hour in my oven, topped them with the way too thick buttered cracker crumb mixture & baked them for 30 more minutes in Roni's oven.
Long story short, they were underdone & not very flavorful.

Please don't kick me out of the Supper Club, I promise to do better next time!
And I'm bringing the DESSERT next month!!

And I managed to burn the marshmallows on the S'more Brownies I made for the super bowl party.

The party was at my son's house so I just pinched off the burned pieces.

They actually tasted pretty good so here's the "recipe":

Butter your dish, line bottom with graham crackers.
Prepare brownie mix, carefully pour onto graham cracker layer.
Underbake about 5 minutes.
Top with chocolate chunks & marshmallows.
Return to oven to toast marshmallows, 5-10 minutes.
WATCH CLOSELY!

I think I left them in the oven a little too long, duh, 'cause the marshmallows were a little tough to cut through.
It might be a good plan to cut while warm.
I think I found this idea on one of the many blogs I've been checking out for ideas on how to improve my blog.
Sorry if I stole this from your blog without giving you the credit but my old, feeble mind can't remember where I found it.
Wow! that was my longest post, what does that tell you?

1 comment:

Melody Stuckey said...

I love it! I can hear you talk when I read this post. You made me smile this morning.