Wednesday, February 02, 2011

From FAIL to WIN

I've been cooking real dinners since I was 19. I don't have too many absolute failures anymore. Some things don't taste as great as they might, but total bombs? Not really. Imagine my surprise when my basmati rice, which I have made countless times, turned out to be a sticky nasty blob. I KNOW I followed the directions. Fortunately, my refrigerator treasure trove included a carton of leftover Chinese restaurant rice which saved the day for my green curry dinner.

But there I was, staring at the starchy blob, when Inspiration with a Capital I hit. "Frank," I cried! "You need to learn how to make rice pudding!"

So he added some milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla, dried cranberries, and his secret ingredient.

(Oh, I'll tell--cinnamon.)

And the massive fail turned into a win.

8 comments:

Jen on the Edge said...

I love rice pudding, so I call that a win.

slow panic said...

yum! I need to take up this thing called "cooking real dinners...."

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My son would have loved that--he's a big rice pudding fan.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I wish someone could save my cooking failures.

Fannie said...

I'm with Green Girl - I have no back up!

Life As I Know It said...

ooh, that sounds good!

nice job turning the sticky rice around into something yummy! Usually, I toss it in the trash and order a pizza...

Katie said...

Ha! I've cooked a few meals with simailar results. I guess in this case the ends do justify the means.

Katie said...

Ha! I've cooked a few meals with similar results. It looks like the ends justified the means in this case.