Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Kitchen Fail.

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...)


  1. I just tried to comment and pressed "Post Comment" without Ctrl+C-ing my text. It didn't work, and naturally my text disappeared. Kind of like the disappearing stock!

    I was just saying in my original comment that I'm much more likely to forget the bowl when straining stock than to remember it. I feel your pain!

    Also, glad you're feeling better! I had a thing last week and it was less than pleasant. At least it was short. :)

  2. Soo something I would do! Blame it on the lingering effects from the flu.

    I'm Julie, nice to "meet" you and your fun style of writing.

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