I don't take failure very well. I'm one o' those gals who gets right back on the horse and says, "Oh, yeah? Well, watch THIS!"
In light of Tuesday's broth fiasco, I decided I needed to prove myself. But not just with any recipe. Oh no. I had to do something daring. So I went out to my favorite cooking store, Cooks of Crocus Hill (no, I am not paid to advertise for them) and bought some souffle cups. And I made some frickin' souffles.
Check them out:
Gorgeous and delicious.
Just wanted to let you all know that I still "have it". Carry on.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Friends, sometimes it's important to point out the obvious. Today it is this: The purpose of making chicken & vegetable broth is to have a bowl full of broth, not a colander full of soggy chicken & vegetables.
I bought my own organic chicken at the co-op. I roasted it myself. It was beautiful, and I was proud. Then, before I was able to eat it, I came down with the stomach flu. Bummer.
Two days of recovery later, I decided I would make this chicken into chicken soup. I stuck it in a stock pot full of boiling water, added some vegetable scraps, and let it simmer for a while. Then, when everything had properly steeped, I poured the contents into a strainer over the sink... WITHOUT CATCHING IT ON THE OTHER SIDE!!!
So now the plumbing in my apartment got some yummy seasoned chicken broth, and I'm left with this:
Good job, Katie. And you call yourself... a cook? *sigh* I think I'm going to put a stop to the rest of my kitchen projects for the evening and see if I have better luck tomorrow. (These are the times I wish I had a dog to eat my mistakes...)