and when i say disaster, i am talking about myself. whenever the cooking gene was handed out, i must have been absent that day. god i suck at cooking. and the thing is...i know this! i have known this for a long time. its not so much that i cant actually make something that tastes good. my problem with cooking is that:
1. i hate it
2. i cant stand needing more than 3 ingredients in something
3. i hate it
4. i dont have the attention span to stand there and stir something or wait for something to cook
5. i walk away and time goes into a time warp, and the next thing i know, all hell has broken loose and whatever i was cooking is now a burnt black mass....
numbers 1, 3, 4 and 5 were all the case the other night when i decided it was time to make more baby food for emerson. this time i planned to make squash and green beans. i steamed the squash and pureed it and all was good. then came the green beans. i chopped off their ends and gave them a rinse and began steaming them... (here is where all hell breaks loose...)
so while they were steaming, i decided to run over to the computer and check out www.wholesomebabyfoods.com to double check on whether i was doing this right since i had never cooked green veggies before (i know i should have done this BEFORE i started cooking them). anyway, i saw on the site that you arent supposed to cut the ends and you arent supposed to wash them.....so that lead me to a search online of why not?? which of course caused time to go into time warp mode and the next thing i know, i smell something burning.
well, i get out to the kitchen and the pan was burnt to a crisp. i had let all the water burn out of the pan. i tasted a green bean, and sure enough, it tasted burnt. luckily brad ate them so they werent a waste but still. i was so mad at myself. i know that i suck at cooking so i dont know what the heck was going through my mind when i thought i could make my own baby food.
anyway, i am still going to try. you dont fail until you give up, right? so, i had 2 successful times and one really bad time. the pan is totally ruined, which i am pissed about because it was one of my nice pans but i am going to keep making baby food. it doesnt take long and it saves a bunch of money. plus its fresh. no preservatives. only now, i think i will boil stuff instead of steam...there is way more water involed, so less of a chance of me burning the hell out of all my pans. heh. wish me luck.....
p.s. emerson LOVED the squash.