Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Aprons at the ready

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.

10 comments:

  1. Ahhh cooking ... there are only happy accidents (okay some are char-broilded happy accidents but still ...)

    And the trick to cooking (something I always do because I am usually brain dead) .. use a timer (or I use the one on my iPhone) .. if nothing else, it serves as a reminder, if you get engrossed in something else "Oh yeah ... I AM cooking" ... (I don't know how many pots I have burnt due to getting distracted) ;)

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    1. lol yep i like that..happy accidents.

      I have a timer, i just forget to switch the damn thing on!!!

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  2. lol pulled pork - my mum renamed dishes to suit the outcome.

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    1. your mum clearly a wanderful woman lol

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  3. I am glad they survived.

    Hugs,
    joey

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    1. lmao, so am i joey...so no harm done.

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  4. oh yes, I've been there. lmao

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    1. that is comforting to know, and besides there is always room for improvement.

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  5. Tori,
    Um...I do all things kitchen pretty well--I love to bake and cook...

    Cheering your experiments on ;)

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    1. the thing is Bleuame, i do enjoy it but i dunno i just cant seem to get it right always, but now i have lots of time to practice...and i am seriously considering a cookery course.

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