My Cooking Catastrophes

I absolutely love cooking. I mean, I'm not an expert or a chef in training or anything, but I just love experimenting with differ...


I absolutely love cooking. I mean, I'm not an expert or a chef in training or anything, but I just love experimenting with different ingredients, flavours, and techniques. Whenever I'm living back at home with my parents, one of the things I miss the most about living by myself is going food shopping - you'd think it would be my own space or something, but no, it's going to the local supermarket to pick up food. I have had so many successes in my food making experiences, but I have also made so many mess ups in the creation aspect as well as the preparation.

I'm the kind of person that will put something on the stove and go and watch TV while I wait for it to heat up; water for pasta or rice is easy because not much can happen with that, so I'm all good in that regard. However, when I cook baked beans or soup for example, sometimes I get too distracted and forget that it's on. There have been times where I've left something to boil on high for half an hour before remembering it was on - HALF AN HOUR, WHAT?! Let's just say, the food was cremated, and the pan wasn't too well off either. It's so freaking annoying when this happens, especially when you have no food in the house as it is, or you are as hungry as hell. I have definitely ruined many a pan with this mistake, for sure.

Another example is one of the creation variety; as I said, I like to experiment with flavours, but I go a little too far sometimes. My boyfriend was around my house one night, so I offered to make him some dinner. He kindly accepted as I just said I was going to make fried rice. Now, Alex likes spicy foods, so I decided to have a little experiment with pretty much all of the spices in my cabinet - that was my first problem, it was a very bad idea. The next problem was that my rice was WAY too clumpy and sticky - the way it gets when you cook it for too long, it just made the whole dish look like a pile of stodge. Obviously (because this couldn't get worse enough), I decided to keep adding different flavours to make it taste better which it ultimately didn't. I can't really say anything positive about this meal whatsoever, it was just a pile of shit, to put it kindly! Word of advice to future Katie; flavours can be subtle. Oh, and by the way, Alex and I ate 3 bites and threw it all out.

Ever since the fried rice tragedy, I have been experimenting with how I cook it by looking up recipes online. I think I'm almost there, it's just not quite right yet - I'll get there eventually! Cooking is a fun activity for me, so I'll never let any of these little things put me off in the long run.

Do you enjoy cooking? Have you had any kitchen disasters recently?

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  1. Haha aw I loved reading this, I related to the forgetting something is cooking thing so well! I just wander off and am like 'wasn't I meant to be cooking something?' and then I smell the smoke haha xD xx

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    1. Haha, mine never seems to give off smoke; I just suddenly hear this hissing sound and I'm like OH MY FREAKING GOD I FORGOT! I'm glad you can relate though :) thank you for reading and have a lovely day!

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  2. Fried rice is not as easy as it seems to make.Best Tip is to use leftover rice when cooking this.

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    1. I know right?! I thought it would be dead simple, but you need to make the rice perfectly I swear! I've never had so many issues with rice before. But ooh, thanks for the tip there :) Much appreciated.

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  4. I have left on the stove too often & forgotten abt it Lol!
    Awesome post, I know I am not the only one Lol!

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    1. Haha, you're most definitely not the only one I feel. I'm sure top chefs have done the same before ;)

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