After six years of living off of instant rice, spaghetti and PB&Js while I was pursuing my degrees, one day I realized that kind of food just wasn’t cutting it anymore. While those meals definitely saved time, they also weren’t very satisfying.
I needed to learn how to cook.
Let me start by saying, I’m not completely clueless in the kitchen. I know how to make a grilled cheese, stir-fry and anything involving a Crockpot. But I am definitely a far cry from that of Rachel Ray.
I love how all of those chefs on TV make everything look so easy and effortless, while I am still burning the second pancake in a batch. (I can make the first one perfectly!)
Although I have no horrific stories of cooking gone awry, I can tell tales of melted cooking utensils, dried-out chicken, mushy carrots and steam burns. I’ve learned that cooking is mostly a process of trial and error—which also involves knowing when to put the pans away and just call for take-out.
So, just askin’ … what mistakes have you made in the kitchen? Share your stories in the comments section below.