Thursday, December 10, 2009
A week of failures.
What a week... This picture sums up my frustration this week. The other day, all I wanted was cornbread. Version one, Bob's Red Mill, was a failure. I had some various flours hanging around, so I decided last night to bake Carol Fenster's version. Failure #2. Yesterday, between breakfast and dinner, I ate nothing but an apple and Glutino pretzels. By dinner I was shaking so badly I thought I'd surely pass out. Today I am feeling achy and gurgly and just yucky. At lunch time I wanted something warm and savory. I found a package of Thai Kitchen Spring Noodles in the cabinet so I cooked them up, tasted them.. and they tasted funny. Looked at the package "best if used by November 2008" uhhhh.. oops. Next I found a package of rice, it's Carolina rice so automatically I think, safe. So I absentmindedly cook the rice and when the timer goes off twenty minutes later, I lift the lid to stir... this is not yellow saffron rice, this is rice pilaf. Unsafe. Defeated, I grab a bowl of Koala Crisps. Not what I was looking for, but safe and easy and it worked. I'm sorry to be a downer this week but even though I've been doing this on and off for 3 years, right now it feels like the first time. I know it will get better. Right now I'm going to make some meatloaf (I'm praying that my Gillian's bread crumbs are ok!) and that always helps!