It’s Not Always Easy,But It’s Always Fun

One of my many passions is cooking. I love to cook, which is a good thing seeing how I’m the chief cook around this ranch. However, as any cook will tell you, it’s not always easy creating beautiful, delicious food that people actually want to eat. Truth be told, I’m sure any cook among us can tell a story or two of how best intentions went south in a hurry. This past Monday was one of those types of cooking days for me.

My husband, Bill, requested baked, Panko breaded, bone-in pork chops. I decided to make roasted fresh brussels sprouts with cubed roasted potatoes, and grape tomatoes for the side dishes.

At around 1:30 p.m. I got the egg dip and the Panko bread crumbs ready and breaded the pork chops. Then I covered them and put them in the refrigerator until it was time for them to go into the oven. Then, I washed the brussel sprouts, cut off the ends, split them in half, put them in a zip lock bag with olive oil and seasoning so they would be all ready when it was time to pop them in the oven for dinner. All is going great so far…I had my music on and was singing and dancing all about my kitchen as I went about my work.

Next, I washed the potatoes, cut them up and put them in a bag with olive oil, but when I went to put the seasoning in…I didn’t notice that the shaker top was stuck to the top of the lid and I dumped over half a large bottle of seasoning into my potatoes.. but not to worry, I think quick on my feet. I rinsed all the seasoning off and started all over again. I don’t know why I found this to be so funny, I hadn’t even had my happy hour yet, but I had a really good belly laugh all alone in my kitchen as I corrected the mistake and thought to myself no one need ever know about this..Then I decided to do a blog post about it and share my little mishap with all of you. What are friends for if not to share the stories of our lives with right?

This bottle was full when I opened it to season my potatoes.


Opps! Too much music and dancing sometimes makes for too much seasoning too! Cooking is a delicate science and we need to pay attention to what we are doing. Around this ranch a cook could get fired for mistakes like this and I sure wouldn’t want that to happen);

Lucky for me, I knew just what to do. Just rinse and start over:)

It could have been worse. I could have dump all that seasoning in the brussel sprouts too. If that had happened I just may have started happy hour a little early:)

Even though I didn’t have the potatoes, I’m trying to stay away from too much starch, my husband, Bill, said they were delicious and  he never even knew I dumped all that seasoning on them (shhhhhhhhhh). Which only goes to prove once again the end result is all that really matters, right? Yummers!!!

No telling what I’ll cook up next:)

Stay tuned!

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bill
    Sep 19, 2012 @ 23:22:06

    Does this mean I’m not to read your blog anymore? Confused in Chandler!!!!!!!!!!!



  2. gotham girl
    Sep 20, 2012 @ 00:21:51

    Too funny! It looks fabulous! This is what I love about you blogging and putting in photos…I feel as if I’m there…well almost…Miss you guys!! xoxo MORE!


  3. Megs
    Sep 21, 2012 @ 14:50:40

    LOL! Looks yummy! The way you cooked the pork chops are my favorite!! Xo


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