Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Kitchen Cooking Disasters

05 February 2015

Kitchen Cooking Disasters

Tell us about a dish you attempted to make that ended in disaster. 
Have you ever re-attempted the meal?

I enjoy cooking and baking, but there are a handful of times where my creations have turned into kitchen disasters.

This year on my birthday, I was craving onion rings. I don't know why, but when I'm breastfeeding, I crave things a lot more than when I'm pregnant. I decided to make a healthier version of onion rings, but they burnt. The chicken thighs were overdone {How do you overcook chicken thighs? They are the moist part of the chicken. Oh yes, I remember, I have children.} I felt like crying {okay, I did cry}. Thankfully, the sugar free cake was delicious, though Drew did not like it because it tasted "too coconutty". That was okay because there was more for me. I have yet to repeat making the onion rings. It was a new recipe, and I'm afraid of messing up again.

Or the time where I put too much salt in the chocolate chip cookies I made as a little girl. I have made many different batches of chocolate chip cookies, and thankfully NONE of them have turned out like the salted cookies I made as a girl.

A few lessons, I have learned over time:
1. Keep trying. That is how you will improve your cooking.
2. Don't be afraid to veer from the recipe, especially when cooking. The onion rings were cut into itty, bitty pieces. Next time I make them, I'm not going to follow the recipe and will cut them into rings.
3. My husband will always try what I cook. He ate the onion rings and the chicken thighs without any complaint.
4. Be thankful for what I have to eat because there are many others who go without food.

Do you have any kitchen disasters?


  1. I've had my share of kitchen disasters, too, Sarah (I think we all have). Most notable are the layer cakes that pop out of the pan in multiple pieces (this only happens for company!), the crock pot dishes that don't fully cook the food in time, and the time-bake oven that for whatever reason never turns on, and you arrive home after church expecting delicious smells but finding dad chicken in a cold oven. Yikes. ;) keeps us humble. ;)

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