Yesterday everyone deserted me to go look at cars (im not complaining they were all driving me nuts), my son is turning 17 in April and a car is on his wish list, so whilst they were all out i got on with dinner, now i have said before im not a confident cook, i can cook well what i know, but im not that great with experimenting.
But as i have all this time on my hands i have taken to experimenting in the kitchen (its getting mixed results, i think they all want me to go back to work!) so i thought i would do a gammon joint, rather than roasting it i boiled it, put in some herbs and veg and according to recipe...just leave to boil away..ok yes checking on it to make sure it dont dry out...yes well
I got engrossed in a book, and when i checked on the ham it had indeed boiled dry, the metal spatula broke as i tried prising it off the bottom of the pan, by the time i did get it out, it fell apart, just caved in...ok so now its pulled pork.
They said it was burnt, i prefer to use the term caramelised, they all woke up this morning, i have had no phone calls as of yet telling me their sick, so therefore i deem it a success!
Maybe a cookery course is on the horizon.