Thursday, January 14, 2010

Culinary Idiocy

In my effort to make more protein based meals and add a little variety, I have learned that I am a culinary idiot.

Two weeks ago, I made my first pot roast. Yes, I am 36 years old and I have never cooked a roast. My dream was a juicy, succulent reality was a dry, brick of meat. I was so disappointed.

Then, I attempted to make homemade salsa. I've made it before, but it has been years. So, I used the food processor and cut up tomatoes, onions, cilantro and jalapenos...and somehow, I managed to screw it up. It was the nastiest tasting salsa. Way too much onion and cilantro.

So, by this point...two cooking failures, I have been a little 'gun-shy' at trying anything new again. But, I gave another roast a whirl and I am so happy to report that it turned out amazing. It is so juicy, that when I tried to take it out of the crock pot, it fell apart.

As part of my goals for 2010, I need to learn how to least how to cook new recipes. So, I want to take cooking classes. Does anyone know of a good place to take recreational cooking classes??? Let me know if you do.


Hungry said...

Francis Tuttle!
Ethnic food classes (Italian, Thai, Mexican, etc)
Breads and desserts....all of it.

Nicole said...

Yes the Vo-tech by my house!! Or come to my house! really... i will teach you for free!

Abbie H. said...

I'm with you on having never made a pot roast at 28, but I don't like pot roast so I don't see it EVER happening! ha!

NOW salsa! I LOVE salsa! In fact Aleeyah has liked it ever since she could eat solids. Why? Because she had lots of it while she was dining on whatever I ate.

I've had lots of great comments on my salsa-so I thought I'd share. I've been meaning to post it on my blog so I'll get over there and o it rather than taking up all your comment space! ha!

There are so many different recipes out there. Chris and I started with one and changed it each time to get it where we liked it. It makes a perfectly large batch. :)

Shannon Plumb said...

I hate to cook! Baking I love! Cooking not so much!

Kelly said...

You don't need a cooking class, you just need to consult your good friends that cook more often!! Although healthy may not be on the menu!! Ha!!

Shyla said...

That is why Clay cooks... and why I eat popcorn when he's out of town!

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