Just when you thought it was safe to go into the kitchen, I whipped up not one, but two disasters all in ONE day yesterday.
First, I decided since we had a lot going on last night (my class, MB going to playoff game, VC going to guys reading group at library - which is a funny story in itself, because he headed there last Thursday, only to realize the library was closed on Thursdays due to cutbacks; I thought it was rescheduled for yesterday, but didn't realize it was the 26th of May!!!!! Which means he basically made two trips to the library for no reason. Good exercise though ;-)
Anymatter, I settled on BLT's since I could fix them in a jiffy. As you probably recall, I am a vegetarian/carbatarian, so I don't eat them, but every now and then it is good for the boys to get a nitrite laden meal.
I picked up that bacon which is precooked, yet not refrigerated-- basically an indication that it is 90% chemicals. Having not made BLT's since last summer, I couldn't recall the amount of time it takes to cook in the microwave. Come to find out it was 30 seconds, not the TWO MINUTES I cooked it for:
Here's an up close view so you can feast your eyes on the tastiness:
Having barely survived making it through dinner, I came back from class and instead of binge eating on Cheddar Whales, I figured a chocolate dessert was in order.
You may have seen those Cake in a Mug recipes bandied about various blogs. Let me preface this by saying that I am an estimator when it comes to cooking. No need to use the official tablespoon measuring spoon. VC saw this and figured he'd do the same substituting a regular teaspoon for the standard size one when it came to measuring the cocoa. Then I thought we'd better hold true to the quantities on the remainder of the ingredients, which meant finding the 1/8 tsp measuring spoon; which was fine, only for some reason I picked up the 1/2 teaspoon, so instead of 1/8 tsp baking soda, in went 1/2 tsp. I cooked it for 2 minutes - AGAIN WITH THE TWO MINUTES only this was the correct timing for this recipe.
It smelled like burnt popcorn, and VC advised that it tasted like chicken. Then he tasted some more and told me it wasn't too bad. The little turd :D
Which meant I had to taste some.
I get nauseous just looking at it.
After tossing that batch, I decided to do it right and made another -- only I goofed on the baking soda AGAIN, this time adding 1/4 tsp instead of 1/8. I quickly scooped out what I thought to be 1/8. Honestly, it didn't taste significantly better.
If anyone has not yet tried the recipe and wants to attempt it and maybe get it right, please let me know :D I think this is one I'm giving up on.
How have things been going in your kitchen???