Post # 32
@MrsWBS: Awww your Dh is so sweet! My SO is the same. Last summer I tried to make him a really awesome sea food risotto and failed miserably. Not only did he eat my failed risotto that I’m still beating myself up about, he insisted, and does to this day, that it was really good! lol
@Phamnomenon: Rice is THE WORST! The day that I finally get it right will go down in history and I’ll definitely suggest it become a national holiday! 🙂
Post # 33
@littlemisst08: Yay, my pasta mishap helped someone! That actually makes me feel a lot better about it 🙂
Btw, great thread! 🙂 Microwave rice? I need to try this! 🙂
Post # 34
I’m usually a really good cook, everything from scratch and whatnot. In college I lived with 3 roommates and we shared food. I was making spagehtti for dinner one night and I mangaed to set on fire and burn some of the pasta while I was boiling it. My roommate came into the kitchen and was like ‘how did you manage to burn pasta while boiling it?’ I still don’t know what happened there. Luckily there have been no repeats of the incident.
Post # 35
French toast is my down fall. No matter what I do it comes out disgusting. It’s either burnt and raw in the middle or dry in the middle and raw on the outside. I refuse to try anymore.
Churducken- yes! French toast- FU!
Rice too- I frickin hate making rice, it never comes out right, I refuse to buy a rice cooker.
Post # 36
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
When I was in high school I was supposed to bring brownies for some party we were having in a class. I made a batch and followed the directions on temp and time. When I pulled out the brownies the edges were burnt but the center was liquid….apparently I forgot to put in eggs which is a key ingredient.
Another time in college I was making pancakes. The pan started smoking really bad and my roommate says “You’re going to set the smoke alarm off” and I said “No I won’t I took the batteries out last week” (at that time in my life I didn’t know how to cook ANYTHING and would constantly set of the smoke alarms so I decided to just take the batteries out). Right as my roommate said that PHLOOM the pan started on fire. Luckily we had baking soda and a lid. But it was pretty comical timing that right after I said I took the batteries out of the smoke alarm the pan burst into flames.
Since college I have become a MUCH better cook lol.
Post # 37
i’ve forgotten to plug the crock pot in and turned it on, then left for the day. i came home expecting to have dinner, and instead, had food that never cooked. i’ve done this probably a dozen times.
Post # 38
I’m really surprised by the number of fires set in these stories, haha! That is one thing I haven’t accomplished!
Post # 39
I love to cook, but my issue is sometimes I get distracted. Yesterday, for instance I wanted to surprise Darling Husband with pumpkin pancakes. They were sooo watery and would not flip! I couldn’t figure out what I did wrong until I did the dishes after and realized I used my 1/2 cup measuring cup instead of my 1 cup measuring cup. I ended up making him pancakes from bisquick -_-
Post # 40
@stardustintheeyes: I messed up hamburger helper too..kinda…I forgot to add the meat back in…LOL I was looking at it thinking it looks weird but went about serving it anyway!!
Post # 41
- Wedding: October 2019 - City, State
@Phamnomenon: I come from a family of rice cookers too. But it’s mexican rice. My aunt is like famous for her rice. I have watched her make it literally hunreds of times. She doesn’t measure just kind of eyeballs it and seasons it to taste. Easy right? you brown the rice with a little oil, add in tomato sauce and water stir in the garlic powder salt and pepper and then let it sit and boil and then let the rice soak up everything. How hard can it be? I STILL CAN’T MAKE IT LIKE HERS!!!!!! I try. I try so hard and I’m really hard on myself with it comes to being able to cook family stuff because I feel like when those people are gone if I can’t do it it just won’t exist anymore. cooking is huge in my family and so it’s like super important to me. This rice thing is killing me. Mine always comes out too mushy, too salty, not salty enough, not “orange” enough, has a weird texture, I mean the list goes on. It’s never just right. Im planning a meal for tonight that I want to make rice with. So we shall see how attempt number 29857348692874 goes.
Post # 42
I am a pretty good cook, but a REALLY good baker.
So I nearly died of shock when DH’s family cut into the Bavarian Cream Pumpkin Pie I made for dessert last Thanksgiving, and it had the texture of pudding! It was SO GROSS.
I sort of wanted to die (they don’t really like me to start with…)
Post # 43
- Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand
I don’t fail in the kitchen…. Because I don’t cook 🙂 I am an utter disaster and scared of our pots and pans. Darling Husband is overall a pretty good cook but he once made super bland chicken. I pretended to love it out of fear i’d have to start cooking if I complained 😉
Post # 44
I’m an Activity Director in a retirement home, and I was leading a baking program with my residents. I was melting chocolate on the stove in a pot. Everything was going splendidly! Seniors were happy as I stirred my chocolate and it melted evenly. I was pouring the chocolate into the rest of the ingredients, and as I was pushing it out of the pot I noticed I only had a stick in my hand. I thought to myself…self? I thought this was a spoon? IT WAS A SPOON!!! But it was plastic, and I had melted the whole spoon part right off and it had become part of the melted chocolate! All I had in my hand was the stick part! HOLY S**T!! I’m just relieved I noticed before I continued on with the recipe. I was banned from baking after that!
Post # 45
@Songbird29: LOL, oh my goodness that was some hot chocolate and/or a cheap spoon!
Post # 46
@Phamnomenon: the Secret to rice is!!!: in just a regular pot heat like a teaspoon-ish of olive oil, add 1 cup of rice and stir to coat(don’t let it coo. To long Like that bc it’ll end up tasting like popcorn) add just shy of 2 cups of liquid, I like either chicken or beef broth. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once at a boil mix oneore time, turn heat down very low, like where you think it won’t cook And cover with a lid slightly tilted. Cook 14 minutes, no more no less, once time is up remove from heat and let sit 5-7 minutes.. Then just fluff with a fork and you’ll have PERFECT rice!!! Brown rice takes longer to cook so I’m not sure time for it.
ETA: as long as you make sure the rice is coated with the oil and the heat is looowww it won’t stick at all