Just so you know, not every one of my dinners goes smoothly or turns out great. Now some of you may find the following story funny, but it's not funny to me yet, maybe in another week or two it will be. If only I'd had the presence of mind to take photos.
Last night I decided to make broccoli cheese soup. I'd never made any but I saw a recipe that looked wonderful and sounded easy. Actually, it sounded almost like dip and I started thinking about chips, but I digress. It was easy to make until you got to the puree part. But let me back up. I had a bad afternoon yesterday, wrestling with reconciling bank accounts, then trying to figure out some problems on an accounting system. And the horses decided to be spooky and ran around, refusing to come in the barn.
Back to the soup. I poured the first batch in the blender, turned it on and discovered that the bottom wasn't screwed on firmly enough so that the soup oozed out the bottom and all over the appliance. Several unkind words were said. I mopped up that mess and proceeded to process the remaining soup. Then I did something I'd never done before: I poured in the last batch and turned on the blender without the lid! Fortunately, there was very little mess as I clapped my hand over the top and quickly shut off the machine. At this point, I really didn't want to eat that soup at all. To top it all off, I burned the some of the rolls but was able to salvage them by pulling off the burned part.
My daughter did laugh quietly and since it was her birthday, I didn't cuff her ears. I can tell you that I will never, ever make broccoli cheese soup again. Barry did eat three bowls but I think it was only because he was desperately hungry. Cameron barely ate one.
So there you have it. An epic kitchen failure by the cardiologist's wife. The lesson is that everyone makes disasters in the kitchen but that shouldn't stop you from trying to prepare nutritious meals at home. I also warned my family that I have cooked myself into a coma lately with two birthdays and Thanksgiving in a little over a week so they had better not expect culinary greatness from me for awhile. There will be some pretty basic and simple food served next week but no nasty pizza or fried chicken take out I can assure you!
Try to have a simple, easy going weekend. I know I am.