A poor workman blames his tools.
Iâ€™ve heard this saying most of my life, knowing that if something goes wrong â€” itâ€™s you and not the stupid hammer!
When we sold the house on Bowen we had some extra money. I spent some of it on kitchen appliances. I really want to learn to cook. And, one day, Iâ€™d like to figure out this feed yourself and others thing.
So, I spent a wad. Our kitchen is scookum.
I have every possible kitchen gadget a cook could ask for! A super blender, food processor, cool cookware, baking dishes, measuring cups, and a variety of cutting, chopping, and mixing thingys.
I have a shelf full of cook books, a pantry full of ingredients, and a habit of eating everyday. I have every reason to create a meal every once in a while.
The B&B we will cover next May, (have you made your reservations yet?) has also given me reason to figure out some fancy breakfast ideas.
Iâ€™m trying, and I admit, somethings Iâ€™ve made do not suck!
Still, since we got back from New Mexico last month, somethings have not turned out so well, and I canâ€™t figure out why.
I follow the recipe, put all the ingredients together, have the right pans, and yet, when I pull stuff out of the ovenâ€¦. Well, things are not what Iâ€™m promised or expecting.
Everything seems to be under cooked or not set, or uhmâ€¦ a bit yucky. This is opposite of me setting off the smoke detector with the â€œif itâ€™s smoking, itâ€™s cooking, if itâ€™s burning itâ€™s done,â€ motto Iâ€™ve held so long.
Last night, not wanting to make a big deal, I got a frozen pizza from the store. How hard is that? I added extra toppings, put it in the oven, set the timer, and made a salad.
Perfect cooking skills!
When the timer went off, I went to pull the pizza out â€” it was a soggy mess of dough and luke warm cheese. WTF??
Oh yeah! Now I rememberâ€¦ the day before we left on our road trip, the oven element blew! (How could I forget that fire bomb?)
Our oven is broken! Itâ€™s not me! Itâ€™s my tools!
My Grandma used to say, you should only feel guilty if you are.
Iâ€™m not the culprit here!