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What do you do with a failed dish?  

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  1. 1. What do you do with a failed dish?

    • Eat it anyway.
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    • Eat something else.
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    • Toss it and try again.
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    • Give up and dont eat anything at all.
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I've got some pasta sauce simmering on the stove.

I threw in a bunch of carrots, celery, onion, and zucchini. And for meat it has ground chicken. It took two jars of sauce, one was garlic and onion and the other one was fine herbs, both tomato based.

Lol, I always get flavoured ones because I'm too inept to put my own seasoning in :D

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@Cy~, you lucky, lucky person.

 

Yeah, I know I'm lucky. Does it make you more or less envious if I tell you that @zoop cooks stuff like this almost every day? It never actually gets old, to be honest. She's totally my angel.

 

She even spends countless hours tweaking each and every recipe until it's something that works fantastically with my weird taste buds. Thus, any time she says what she's working on, just know that it tastes a thousand times better than it sounds (even if it already sounds magnificent).

 

Really, everyone should have someone like @zoop in their lives. However, I don't think that people like her are all that common. Trust me, I'd know. I went looking. Locally, I was just out of luck. Thankfully, the Internet exists. Luring her in was a lot of work too. She was just ridiculously shy.

 

Actually, I guess maybe I'm saying that I'm not actually lucky after all. I had to find her, didn't I? I had over a decade of utter loneliness before I did. I don't feel that luck had anything to do with it... I think that it's more like... Luck implies that my actions had nothing to do with it. I don't believe that. I went on a journey to find my Zoop. Things like us don't just happen randomly.

 

Anyways... Yes, food. Zoop is a fucking gift. :)

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Yeah, I know I'm lucky. Does it make you more or less envious if I tell you that @zoop cooks stuff like this almost every day? It never actually gets old, to be honest. She's totally my angel.

 

Monday's dinner: Homemade pan pizza

Tuesday's dinner: Shredded chicken burritos (nachos for Cy~)

Today's dinner: Ground beef burritos (nachos for Cy~) (Look, sometimes we gotta scratch that tex-mex itch)

Tomorrow's dinner: Spaghetti, meatballs, and sauce that I'm going to spend six hours cooking.

Friday's dinner: Homemade sausage jambalaya.

Weekend: Shit loads of leftovers.

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  • 3 weeks later...

I'm making a pizza!

 

Which sounds awesome, except that it's probably the simplest possible pizza in the universe. It's also basically all that I can cook. Well, that's not quite true. I can warm things up just fine, make burgers, spaghetti, and other odds and ends, but @zoop can do all of that better - except for the pizzas and teppanyaki, which, coincidentally, are my favorite things to make. :P

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Pretty much what I live off.

God bless you, Roger Microwave.

 

Hahaha! Well, I don't microwave mine, though, I actually just cook it! Actually, I stopped microwaving stuff a while back after a lifetime spent with the microwave. I just like heating things up better, hahaha.

 

I didn't know what that was until now but now I want it :o

...Is it microwavable? xD

 

Yes! (I realize this contradicts what I just said, but still.)

 

It's perfect microwaveable after the initial cooking! However, you can't cook it in the microwave at first, though a stove top can be good enough if it's a decent stove.

 

The funny thing is that teppanyaki is deceptively simple to make. You're effectively doing a freestyle stir fry. The magic comes with getting the right mixture of the sauces and being able to split your veggies and other items on the hot plate and... And... OH GOD, I'M GETTING A CRAVING FOR THIS STUFF JUST THINKING ABOUT IT... HNNNNGGGG....

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  • 6 years later...

It's been a bit since this thread has seen some action, but I'll still chime in anyway.

If I screw up something I'm cooking to the point it's been burnt or tastes very bitter (careful with that garlic, it can get away from you if you let it!), I toss it out while likely using a few choice, colorful words of the English language out of frustration. If it's salvageable, then I'll eat it, of course. Guess it depends on what I'm cooking and how badly certain ingredients get messed up. I've been cooking a little over a couple of decades now, and with the experience I have, I don't typically mess things up as frequently as I used to when I was just starting out. Most of the time, I can pull it off without any issues, although sometimes when I try out a new recipe, I might end up not getting the seasoning right the first couple of times making it, but that's usually an easy fix.

On a separate note, I've really developed an interest in Indian cuisine recently. When I was in Chicago a few weeks ago, I went with a group of folks to an Indian restaurant close to the hotel. I'd never tried Indian food before that, so needless to say, I didn't know anything about the items they had on their menu. Luckily, the group I was with were knowledgeable about it, and they explained what they all were. I decided to try a chettinad goat curry dish, and I'm glad I did because it was delicious! 😋 I wanna try making the chicken version at home soon. Doesn't seem all that difficult to do, just gotta go do a little spice shopping first.

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If I put something on and then forgot I put it on until a little later than I should have remembered and it is terribly burnt I just will throw this away. There isn't much point in trying to eat burnt food that you can't chew. If it is salvageable I will scrap the burned parts off and eat whatever I can. Luckily this doesn't happen very often for me. I set a timer on my phone or echo dot to make sure I remember. 

If I am cooking something in an experiment to see what the tastes are like and it comes out very badly I also won't eat that if it too horrible. If it is tolerable I will still try to eat as much of this as I can because I don't like to waste food. I don't experiment too much with food but sometimes do trying a new recipe that isn't what I expected it to be like. 

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Oh boy have I had a lot of experiences with cooking things badly XD If it's so bad I can't eat it I'll just toss it x.x I always feel bad about that too because I hate to throw food away too but if I do something like put it in the fridge and say I'll eat it later I know I won't and it'll still get thrown out later lol ~ eh most of what I eat anyways these days is dinners you just heat up or something though and that's hard to burn. I don't have a ton of time for cooking except on weekends sometimes.

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I've had a few "interesting" experiences with cooking where things haven't quite turned as I expected. On the plus side they have at least all been just about edible, which is good because I don't like wasting food.

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I mostly burn meat. My mom used to mak eprime rib. Brown on the outside. Seasoned. Pink inside. 

 

I took my piece after it was done, ran it under water, squeezed it like a sponge, microwaved it for 5 minute, then slathered in in ketchup. You could see tears in her eyes when I ate it. 

 

 

I do however make some good stuff. 

 

I'm the guy who came up with caramel M&Ms. 

 

I like mixing those butterscotch disc candies with the strawberry bon-bons. 

 

And green stuff is awesome. You need cottage cheese, whipped cream, lime gelatin powder, crushed pineapple, and if you lie texture, crushed walnuts. 

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