Friday, October 26, 2007
Does Rice Have a Pull Date?
I must have made the worst rice pudding in pudding history. It was so thick I had to whap it off the spoon to get it onto the plates. Library paste tasted better than this. And the expensive black cherries looked like the constant flies that stick to the flypaper on our windows. Could it have been because the rice was five years old? I kept cooking it, hoping the rice crunch would vanish, which it never quite did. Ah, culinary defeat.
and that wasn't the only one. The wheat free cornbread was the texture of the rice pudding as it went into the oven, and the texture of the pudding when it came out... The color was quite gray, not my favorite color for cornbread. That one I chalk up to a bad mix or a bad cook who may not have measured the milk correctly while enjoying the wine.
But the shrimp were good, the shrimp were good, and so was the eggplant, but since I've failed home economics already this week I won't include the recipe.
Today we've got that darn old crock pot cooking. Nothing like coming down to cook dinner at 8 am after making a mess of the dinner the night before. It's kind of creepy that you can look into the crock and see it doing its thing all day. We'll see what develops here.
However, we all had a great time on the 2 1/2 hour walk before hand. Even here I was not on spot, totally messing the exposure on these happy hikers. (and no, alas, I'm not the babe on the right.)