Thursday, April 13, 2006
Is there anything that is, at the same time, more exciting, confusing, annoying, gratifying, embarrassing, and ultimately hysterical than botching a meal you try to make for the very first time?
Case in point: tonight's attempt at Spicy Thai Beef Strips.
I mean, it feels good (for the first time in years) to cook... but perhaps we should have noted that our food processor DID NOT WORK before we started things.
Or that when the recipe calls for the steak to be cut up into 1/8 inch strips, we should have cut the steak into 1/8 inch strips, and not 1/4 inch, or 1/2 inch strips.
And by "we," of course, I mean "me."
Creator of inedible entrees.
This is exactly what I wanted to do, though. Ruin a few meals, hit a few home runs (hopefully more of the latter), not be so frightened to try things. For some reason, in the (*ahem*) "old days," that's how it was. I was apprehensive to so much as walk into the kitchen.
No more. It might take a while, but I'd like to give it the old college try.
So, in time, I'll be a sous chef. For now, I'm merely in danger of getting sued.
I think that I'm done buying things for the time being, by the way. I bought myself a new phone for the apartment today, and a few other odds and ends for the kitchen, and... I'm broke, now.
Brother, can you spare a dime?
Congratulations to Rob and Debbie on the birth of Alex Jacob and Sydney Isla!