January 24, 2009
Ownage! Kitchen Experiments Gone Awry
Ownage (n.) The act of being disgraced or generally dominated by an unholy force. Often results in ego deflation and sometimes emotional scarring.
As I scroll through people's blogs and drool at their gastronomic creations, I find myself questioning my abilities to cook. How is it that all of these bloggers are able to create such beautiful, tasty dishes every time? Trying out new recipes does not end well for me sometimes. Take tonight for example. I was looking through my cabinets and I found my Mickey waffle iron. I purchased it right before my Disney internship. (Yes, I'm a dork) I hadn't used it in about a year, so I definitely had to try it out. I tried a recipe for cornmeal waffles. I've never made cornmeal waffles before, so I was excited to try them out. I heat up the waffle iron and greased it. I poured in the batter and closed the lid. I walked back and forth from my living room to kitchen waiting for it to be done. I was too excited. I needed those waffles. After some time, I was finally able to lift up the lid. It was so beautiful. Perfectly browned and steaming. Oh boy, come to mama! I lifted it out......and it started to crumble. Doh!
Tried it a second time and left it longer. Doh!
*sigh* I guess this recipe was a no go. Perhaps I'll try it again in the future, but for now, I feel shamed. A culinary degree and I can't make something as simple as a cormeal waffle. Bah. *hangs up her chef coat* I hath been shamed.
I still enjoyed the crumbs tho. A sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of eucalyptus honey and things were okay.....for a moment.