Hello all, I'm Sydney, this is my first post here, I'm glad I found this community:)
Anywho, I was hungry, and I usually experiment with food ALLOT, My latest experiment involved me slicing potatoes about half an inch thick at most and layering them in a square glass baking dish with a drizzle of olive oil, I had some peppers and onion, so I put that in there too, put some taco seasoning on it, then put about 2 hand fulls of mexican cheese on it, I also had 2 chicken legs that I needed to cook, so I put those on top., seasoned them with the taco seasoning, added a little salt and a few dashes of liquid smoke on top of the whole thing., I then cooked it in the oven at 350 degrees for 50 minutes...I've cooked cornish game hen for an hour and it was done, so I assumed this was all the cooking time I needed.
This WOULD have been an excellent dish except for the fact that I don't have a meat thermometer, and I am also colorblind, so I can never check meat for pinkness, I usually check if my meat is done by texture and the "shade" of the juices coming out.
So when that timer went off, I took it out, and there was blood seeping out of the end of my chicken legs, so I took them off the top, put them on a baking sheet and popped them in for another 10 minutes at 400 degrees, they came out perfectly then, however when I went to eat the rest of my mixture, I found that the peppers and onions were cooked ok, a little overdone, but still good, but my potatoes, some of the slices were almost raw, and some of them were cooked, and the smallest pieces were slightly over cooked
I went about this all wrong, and now I have to figure out what I should do differently to make this come out with everything cooked evenly, anyone have any suggestions?