Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cooking Disasters

I am really getting the hang of cooking. I think I would be even better at cooking, if I didn't have restrictions such as low calorie, low sodium, low dairy, and low fat...but that's neither here nor there. I come up with some pretty yummy healthy meals, if I do say so myself.
*above, is a picture of Spinach burgers that were absolutely fantastic!! I'll share that recipe another day :)

But....for some reason, the last few dinners have fallen a little flat. Monday night's barley risotto was undercooked, as were the steamed broccoli and zucchini. Last night's black bean and quinoa burgers were not staying together on the pan, and just didn't want to cook right. I always get so sad face when my meal isn't just right. I really want Tony to be impressed with whatever I made that night. I want to feel a sense of accomplishment for cooking a damn fine meal- annddddd making it healthy too. I realize that not all dinners will be a home run, but sure makes me feel bad when the meal didn't even get to first base. You know whadda mean??

 *Above is a picture of the HORRIBLE mashed cauliflower that I made! (the steak was great, though.)

One time I made mashed cauliflower (which is usually amazing, by the way) and I put in far to much garlic. Holy was actually uneatable. It was like eating straight Horseradish. Tony, like the good sport that he is, just said..."hmmmm...this is quite, uhhh, POTENT." I laughed for about ten minutes.

Here is the point of my post. Not all meals have to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. It's important that I keep trying to make my very best meals, and over the years- I'm sure I will perfect a bunch of yummy, healthy recipes :)

(Also, I make a pretty mean Rice Cereal dish...not a lot of flavor, but LOADS of love :)



Heather said...

Oh boy, I've made some doozies too. And Brett is always so nice about it. And it IS hard making things taste awesome without butter and salt and milk and fat... but I think if we keep trying we'll be awesome cooks by the time our kids are old enough to remember. (wait - mine already are, yikes.) :)

Unknown said...

Hi! I'm used to work with Tony (when he was at MHS), and he posted a recent blog about Easton turning 9mo, or was it 7mo?

Anyway, I'm now hooked :) New mom, fashion, food... what's not to like? My husband and I recently changed our dieting habits and have eliminated as much processed food as possible. We're going hippie! I used to hate cooking because everything I made turned out to be a complete disaster. Until I found this blog: Everything I've tried has been 100% delicious! And now I love cooking. Check it out :)

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