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post #31 of 55
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@GeneMachine did you take any snapshots man?

I think of these moments as "OOPS", they're great!

I use to get really upset with myself, but why?

I keep a pencil and the recipe on the counter and take notes as I go along, 

if I mess up, oh well, I learned something from it.

 

Does anyone else have any OOPS Moments they can share with the class?

post #32 of 55

I should take pictures of the failures, yeah. But no, don't have any of this one. Pork was picture perfect, braised cabbage was good, only the potatoes failed like hell - although the rescue as a pan-fried version worked out well.

post #33 of 55

Once you've made a nice Farinata Genovese like this one...

 

 

...you decide to make a new one full of parmesan grated cheese. And you get this:

 

 

Nailed it!

Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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post #34 of 55
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Originally Posted by ordo View Post

 

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Nailed it!

:lol:

oh my gosh :sniff: 

@ordo

you had me rolling on the floor... nailed it ... :laser:

post #35 of 55
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Originally Posted by GeneMachine View Post
 

I should take pictures of the failures, yeah. But no, don't have any of this one. Pork was picture perfect, braised cabbage was good, only the potatoes failed like hell - although the rescue as a pan-fried version worked out well.

... so see Gene, it wasn't a failure, it was a success in the end.

I know I probably wouldn't have thought of that great save!

kudos man, kudos

post #36 of 55

Still an embarrassment for a Bavarian ;)

post #37 of 55
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Hmmm, I can't remember if I shared this OOPS Moment or not

 

Pork Chili Verde, a dish that most folks `round these parts make alot of, 

so I thought I'd give it a go

 

 

I brown the meat                                     beautifully browned onions & garlic

(what is that Anne Burrell say, brown means flavor)

 

simmered long and slow for the day

 

... but here was my mistake, 

jarred salsa verde...

WAY TOO SALTY

in the end, this dish was inedible, 

there was no rescuing this

post #38 of 55

I often use that same jarred salsa verde, but only with pork that has not been deep marinated. And you ought to try throwing a coupled of diced tomatillos in with the onions and garlic.

 

mjb.

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post #39 of 55
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@teamfat I can't recall the pork that I used to tell the truth, whether it had been marinaded or not

post #40 of 55
Simmering all day is a common mistake with stews and chilis... 3-4hr max! Not accounting for stovetop inefficiency.
post #41 of 55
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Simmering all day is a common mistake with stews and chilis... 3-4hr max! Not accounting for stovetop inefficiency.

braddah, we're not judging here, but mahalo, thanks for the tip

post #42 of 55
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I really like @BettyR's recipe for the perfect yellow cake, 

so I tried to incorporate it into a liquor cake  .... UMMM ... well ...

it didn't quite fly right.

Oh well back to the drawing board I guess.

post #43 of 55
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Originally Posted by kaneohegirlinaz View Post

 

I really like @BettyR's recipe for the perfect yellow cake, 

so I tried to incorporate it into a liquor cake  .... UMMM ... well ...

it didn't quite fly right.

Oh well back to the drawing board I guess.

 

@kaneohegirlinaz You've outdone yourself with your parfait crumbles this time! :D

post #44 of 55
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@eastshores HA! NAILED IT, RIGHT?!

post #45 of 55
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OOPS :o

I wasn't paying attention this morning while making Sunday Brunch.

I also toasted the waffles a touch too, threw those in the trash and

made scrambled eggs.

The rest of the day wasn't any better, we went out to dinner :lol:

post #46 of 55
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OH CRAP!

We are leaving for Northern Arizona to spend

Thanksgiving with Mr&Mrs DF's and I am

to bring the pies.

I haven't made Pumpkin Pie in forever...

WHAT THE HELL?!

 

 

It came out of the oven all pretty and then

as it was cooling, it crack.

Oh well, I've got some Reddi Wip®

post #47 of 55
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as it was cooling, it crack.

Name it a "cracked pumpkin pie." Tell them it's all the rage nowadays, it's just very difficult to create the thermal shock that creates those cracks exactly in the center of the pie, and wow, you really got it just right this time!!

 

It's all in the name! :lol: 

post #48 of 55
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Name it a "cracked pumpkin pie." Tell them it's all the rage nowadays, it's just very difficult to create the thermal shock that creates those cracks exactly in the center of the pie, and wow, you really got it just right this time!!

 

It's all in the name! :lol: 

 

Yup FF, NAILED IT! :smiles:

post #49 of 55
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Oh well, I've got some Reddi Wip®

 

Adapt, improvise, overcome - works for me.  :beer:

post #50 of 55

I made a beautiful pot of Posole once and because I had once gotten away with just putting whole habaneros in something and taking them out before serving I put four in.  Three of them broke and I had to throw it out.  Yup - I nailed that one.  The freaking coons wouldn't even eat it.  Another time I made a pizza with salsa, queso, guacamole and shrimp - couldn't eat that one either - the coons did eat that one though.  Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you.  

post #51 of 55

Two perfectly done sunny-side up eggs by Ordo.

 

 

I blame the Rum.

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post #52 of 55
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Originally Posted by ordo View Post
 

Two perfectly done sunny-side up eggs by Ordo.

 

 

I blame the Rum.

 

So would I . . . so would I.  

post #53 of 55
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Originally Posted by ordo View Post
 

Two perfectly done sunny-side up eggs by Ordo.

 

 

I blame the Rum.


Looks like that Rum was goooood!! ;-)

post #54 of 55
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Oh my gawd @ordo how did it taste?

post #55 of 55

With all that Rum in my body, marvelous, divine, perfect! Who knows?

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