Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cooking? What's that?

Apparently I still haven't figured it out. I made another shitty, shitty dinner tonight. Wonderful. Emily gave me a crock pot that she wasn't going to lug back home (thanks so much!!!!) and I was super excited to start using it. I went to Barnes and Noble today to find a recipe book for my new appliance but nothing really wowed me. I did find a neat little recipe card tin thing from Rival that has a few adaptable recipes. Everything mixes meat and dairy so I'll have to figure out ways to tweak it...or I might return it. I haven't decided yet. Either way, I tried my hand at baked ziti tonight and it flopped in the worst way possible. It was so dry and crunchy. I don't know if I cooked it for too long, if I should have added more water....what did I do wrong? Greg wasn't very helpful or encouraging either so that didn't help. Ugh. I hate failing. The entire dinner went in the disposal. What a waste of food. I feel like crap.

Anyone have a good recipe to try in the crock pot?

2 comments:

CinderOla said...

I would blame the recipe. Joe wants to make lasagna tomorrow so we'll see how that goes...

Firemanshunny said...

don't give up on the crock pot! I have an awesome recipe for beef stew or pot roast. if you are interested. Might not be suitable for the summer but you can make BBQ chicken in the crock pot. that would come out really good!!