January 6, 2011

Fact #179: This is why I'm a bad cook

I'm not an awesome cook. I mean, I can do it. I can rise to the occasion if need be -- but it doesn't really come naturally to me.

If I follow a recipe to the letter, I can usually turn out an okay meal. But the problem is, I almost never do that.

I'll look at a recipe and if there are any ingredients I don't have or don't want to track down, I just say to myself, "Eh, I probably don't really need that." Sometimes I'll say that about half the ingredients! Or I'll try substituting some completely random, unrelated ingredients for whatever ones I don't have.

So I probably shouldn't be too surprised when my dishes don't turn out anything like the pictures in the cookbooks. Ah well...

Til tomorrow!

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