Something has happened over the past two or three years! I'm pretty sure that Sam would say that it's the LACK of cooking that I've been (not) doing that has caused the decline of me being able to present a TASTY meal.
I have to disagree with him!!! Surely I don't need cooking 101?
borrowed photo from images
On Sunday......I embraced the possibility that I could get back in the kitchen (with a recipe taken from Pinterest) and make a super delicious dessert.
Two (big) thumbs up to Pinterest......I'm a big fan of the sight!!
To my surprise....the art of cooking did not happen the way I had planned.
How many of you, get ALL of your ingredients out and get them organized before you start working on a recipe?
You know.....like getting out the bowls, the measuring cups and spoons, the mixer, the ingredients and so forth and so forth.
I use to do that too!!
I just didn't do that on this particular day of cooking.
The recipe had three different parts to it. Like the crust, the middle, and the top. Each had to be mixed separately and it had to be baked for a length of time before adding another layer.
So see.....I had plenty of time between each layer to get everything else lined out. Between layers....I would take a deep breath and start to prepare for the next.
How could I possibly fail at making this wonderful dessert?
"Think positive Shug.....this is going to taste great"
YEP.....that's what I kept telling myself.
Well...it did turn out great....just like it was suppose to
But.....this recipe was a little too sweet for me and
I wasn't a fan of the cream cheese in the middle. A little disappointing.... :( especially after being so excited about cooking again!
I don't know about you, but it is extremely difficult for me to serve something to others....that I don't like myself.
I took the dessert to our Church Home Groups and it was a hit......just not a big hit with me. Sam thought it was Yummy!
Back to the cooking 101 issue. It's not that I have lost ability to cook.....it's that I now have a NEW stove and I'm having problems learning how to cook on the thing.
I wanted a 2 oven stove and that is what I got.....only problem... I didn't do much research and what I've ended up with, is a stove that only has top elements in the ovens. NOT GOOD!
It's a whole new way of cooking and one that I'm not fond of!! lol.
Best advice: Do a lot of research before making a big purchase like this! Every family needs a good cook and the stove is a MAJOR component when it comes to cooking good.
Well....this was my cooking experience for the weekend!
Might be a while before I get in the mood to cook again!!