Friday, October 12, 2012

Cooking FAIL

I am not a very good cook.  Growing up I was not interested in cooking.  I would much rather have been watching ESPN with Daddy and Scott than helping mama in the kitchen.  So now that I am married, I am learning slowly how to cook.  I normally do pretty good in the kitchen and Jake has liked everything I have cooked.  This week was a different story!   I have had TWO cooking fails!!  

First, was Monday night.  I made my mama's homemade BBQ sauce and I used my crockpot to cook everything while we were at work.  Well, I bought chicken thighs instead of breasts.  I had no idea there would be so much fat on the thighs.  After I cut all the fat off, there wasn't very much chicken.  So when I cooked the chicken and BBQ sauce on low for 4 and a half hours, the chicken came out WAY over cooked.  For dinner that night I had green beans and Mac and Cheese.  Needless to say...I was STARVING when I got home from bible study!  Jake ate it willingly, but he didn't ask for seconds! HA!

My second cooking fail of the week was last night.  I was making Chicken Helper Fettucine Alfredo.  We didn't have any uncooked chicken, so I had a bright idea of using some frozen, grilled chicken breasts we had.  I PROMISE I read the directions on the box!  I pored in the milk, water, and the mix and stirred occasionally.  When I was getting ready to put the chicken in, I started stirring and everything was stuck to the bottom of the pan.  I think I had my eye turned up too high. Oh Well...Better luck next time!           
 Thankfully I had not put the chicken in and we were able to have an awesome grilled chicken salad!  
I am so thankful for a husband who is willing to eat anything I fix.  Even if it is overcooked and tastes nasty!  I am also glad we had enough stuff for salads!  


  1. I love eating grilled chicken salads - we put some fruit on ours and they taste delicious :)

  2. Thanks for keeping it real! I'm sure with your mom and granny in your genes, you will be a fabulous cook one day!