Tuesday, October 30, 2007

It's bad news when waffles can take you down a notch

Last weekend, I made soup. Not just any soup. I took some to my neighbor and she called to tell me it was the best soup she ever had. And y'all, it was good. So good that I kept burning my tongue because I couldn't wait till it cooled off. So good that the baby even ate 3 bowls (veggies and all). I was feeling pretty good about my culinary creation. I didn't even use a recipe. I was thinking to myself, "Hey, I'm gettin' pretty good at this cooking thing. It's about time!"

And then.

I made waffles. Correction: I attempted to make waffles. What I really made was this:

Perhaps I should have given you some warning in case you are eating or getting ready to eat. Just the picture could induce loss of appetite. It was gross. It didn't even taste good. And I won't go into why it turned out that way. Let's just say it was, um, human error. What you see there, wouldn't even come off the waffle iron. It had to soak for 2 days and even then I had to use a fork to scrape it all out. Bummer.

So I'm not so impressed with myself anymore. I got too cocky I guess. I'm back to making fun of my cooking and everyone else is back to not eating it.


Kelli in the Mirror said...

But the soup! It looks so tasty! Good job there.

KatieBug said...

Waffles are not really a food they are more of an art. I always stick to pancakes for that same reason. Can't wait to see you guys this weekend! (It is OK if we come right?) :)

Alli said...

Of course you can come. Our door is always open to you and your sister and both your families (and your mama, of course!).

Can't wait!!

Jaime said...

mmm.... that soup looks delicious!! how did you make it?

Alli said...

I boiled a whole chicken (though it was a little fatty, so next time I'll probably take the skin off) in salt and pepper, then took the chicken out to cool. Then I added minced garlic, chopped onions, celery, green beans and carrots to the chicken stock along with poultry seasoning . Those simmered for awhile while the chicken cooled and I started deboning it. As I added the chicken pieces, I added the egg noodles. That's it! It was so easy (though time consuming) and so so yummy!

chewymama said...

great job on the soup! my waffles came out the same way - i blamed the iron. now i stick to pancakes ;)