Today I made cornbread. I used a combination of recipes and despite the little voice in the back of my head that was saying you have too much batter for this pan, I used it all anyway and over filled the skillet. As the little voice suspected might happen, when we cut into it at dinner we discovered it wasn't cooked in the center. Next time I really need to listen to the little voice. I also tried a slow cooker recipe for short ribs with an Ancho chili sauce. In this case I followed the recipe closely - well Okay, I cut it in half but I still followed it. Well, I followed it up until I tasted the sauce and decided I would like it better if it had some sweetness to balance out the heat and smokiness from the Ancho & Chipotle peppers. I added some honey but honestly held back a bit thinking I should give it a chance and taste the finished product before I started amending the recipe. Again I should have listened to the little voice and just added the amount of honey I wanted to in the beginning. I think that would have made the difference between them being just OK vs great. The thing is you never really know until you try.
At work we have a saying - no failures only feedback. I find that to be true in the kitchen too. If you take away something from the experience that makes you a better cook the next time, a little soggy cornbread is totally worth it.
1 oz. sharp cheddar
Fresh fruit - peach & fig
Coffee with 1% milk
Turkey Cobb sandwich on pumpernickel
BBQ Kettle Baked chips
Iced Pineapple Bliss tea
Grass Fed Beef Short Ribs with Ancho Chili Sauce
Buttermilk Cheddar & Jalapeno cornbread
Garlic Mashed potatoes
Succotash salad with honey lime vinaigrette
Lipton's Diet Green Tea