Dear Pinterest, i don't know how you do it but you make me cook stuff i would never even image doing before you came along. and 85% of the time, mine turns out terrible.....this is what i decided to make last night for dinner: chik-fil-a bites and crispy edamame. i was excited about it, really i was. just an hour before i began, my friend and i had a huge conversation about recent pinterest recipes we had pinned.
i wish i had taken a picture of what mine looked like. it was pitiful. first of all, i have never fried anything in my life (again, a perfect example of how pinterest gets me to do crazy things). i usually eat pretty healthy and here i was with my dutch oven and lots of cooking oil, burning pitiful chicken that i had marinaded in pickle juice for 3 hrs. then i pulled out my crispy edamame from the oven....oh, i wish i had taken a picture, it was awful. they tasted horrible. my husband asked what they were (and we had just eaten these this past weekend)...they were unrecognizable.
here's a picture of my cooking....for walker's b'day i decided i had to make these elmo cupcakes. the picture below is mine and it says it all:
they tasted so awful i wanted to cry. especially since it was for walker's b'day. the red food coloring never mixed w/ the homemade icing i made. and on top of that red food coloring taste awful.
ending on a positive note, i made this on monday night (despite never eating korean beef in my life). it was delicious!! and it was easy and quick which is a total plus in my book. of course, mine looked nothing like the picture!!
my husband and one of his good friends had spent the last 18 weeks training for the chicago marathon. we were suppose to be in chicago this last week with two other couples....ironically, all of us lost our homes during the flood.