Perhaps it’s my innate competitiveness that rears its head when I try a recipe that is deemed by the fam as a “please never make this again.” I obsess about whether I forgot an ingredient or perhaps if I had added or left out a certain spice it might have tasted better. With a frowny-face I reluctantly scrape the dish into the trash. The only one who seems mildly interested is Cookie, the schnauzer dog. So I reach in the cabinet and grab a dog treat and he gets on his way to enjoyment in the corner.
My husband reminds me that not everything I make must be a culinary masterpiece that is loved by all. Thanks babe, I feel a little better. This is the main reason that I share only recipes that are tested and approved by at least some of the fam. Everyone has their own tastes and preferences, but some recipes should probably not see the light of day!
I’ve gotten in the habit of writing notes in my cookbooks next to the recipes. Add extra flour, leave out the garlic, and bake less time. Now I can add “do not make ever again.” Heck, there are endless options for recipes needing tested so the adventure is never dull and tomorrow is a new day with a new list.
Now the dog is back looking at me with hopeful eyes. I give him a taste of what little is left in the bowl and after what I feel is an appropriate amount of time for him to consider if it’s worth begging for more, he wonders off. Well that about wraps it up.
On a bright note, however; I received the Saigon cinnamon I ordered. Mmm! I can’t wait to try this in cinnamon rolls tomorrow! That’s a recipe I know will receive rave reviews!