I recently made the most ridiculous cooking mistake: The plan was to make a quick, healthy, fool-proof stir-fry. I set some quinoa and water cooking in a small pot, then started the stir-fry, checking on the simmering quinoa occasionally. But, when the quinoa cooking time was up and the stir-fry was done (perfect timing! hurrah!) I lifted the lid on the pot of quinoa only to find... Gooey steel-cut oats! A summer cleaning session had inspired me to decant some of my dried goods for better-looking pantry storage, and I had mistakenly grabbed the glass jar of steel-cut oats instead of of quinoa. (I guess that's why Martha says to label those jars...) Do you have a recent cooking blunder? Share your story in the comments section! To kick off the conversation, here's a funny one a friend recently sent me:
Did I tell you about the Greek shrimp and pasta salad recipe I tried this week? We all agreed it was a little “eh." Then yesterday I was clearing some groceries off the counter and found cherry tomatoes and a red onion. I couldn’t remember why I bought them until I looked at the pasta salad recipe and realized I only used the first column of ingredients – left out the cherry tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese, oregano and Kalamata olives! Sheesh!!