For dinner today, I made “Zesty Roasted Chicken and Potatoes,” again thanks to Betty Crocker’s Good and Easy Cookbook.
The result was somewhat mediocre as I didn’t really know what was meant by red potatoes. I just used regular potatoes, failing to realize red potatoes cook faster because of their size and skin, thus making them perfect for such a dish.
After I served the food, we realized my mistake when we found the regular potatoes were not really fully cooked. We ended up putting them in the microwave for ten minutes to salvage the situation. Eventually, we ate the meal, which turned out not as delicious as I’d hoped.
Ah, well, you live and learn! Bring on those red potatoes.
Well, I remember my wife’s many times serving egg salad…when in doubt mix up some egg salad! I liked what Hubby said, too. That’s the ticket.
Well, I’m 57 and I’m still learning as well. I have learned that Red Potatoes rule. Those brown things are suitable only for baking, covered up with lots of butter and sour cream. For real cooking though, the reds win hands down.
Come on now honey. I think you did wonderfully considering you dove into a recipe without knowing anything about it, without having ever attempted it or having anyone recommend it or give you the receipe. You just saw something you thought interesting and went for it, something I think is fantastic. I like that. It’s how you learn.
And let’s be honest here, what we ended up with was actually quite good. It is the first dish of which we ate every last morsel. It was not what you expected perhaps because neither of us had any idea what it would taste like. You experimented. I love that. And I had fun watching you go to work on it. I can see you getting better, more experienced, more confident and more able with every dish baby. Keep on going!