Monday, May 29, 2017

Chelan in the Kitchen

Happy Memorial Day everyone! I'm so grateful to the people (and their families) who have given their lives for this beautiful country so that we can live here freely. Their sacrifice is humbling! I hope your holiday is full of sunshine, great company, and good food!

Speaking of food. I am not a good cook. I don't enjoy it at all. I hate grocery shopping, meal planning, the whole shebang. The only good part about all of that is actually eating but everyone knows that food is soooo much better if you don't have to make it, right?!

So last night my parents were Face timing Parker and me, and we started talking about what a struggle meals are at our place. We had frozen pizza 3 days last week. IN A ROW. 3 separate frozen pizzas one day after another. That's where we are at these days, folks. I was telling my mom that I made roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, and vegetables yesterday for Sunday dinner and that I was quite proud of it, but the potatoes were kind of wet... Apparently, I cooked them too long because who knew that that was even a thing?! lol so my mom says, "Not to be rude but how do you mess up mashed potatoes?!" hahaha! Then I got the idea to share a blog post of my favorite cooking blunders because I think they are hilarious and who knows, this post could help someone else who sucks at cooking to know that they aren't alone. Or maybe they can take comfort in the fact that there are worse cooks out there than you. Namely me :). Sooo here you go. Enjoy!

+ I made brownies from a box a couple of months ago and we didn't have any canola oil but we did have olive oil so I used the olive oil and the brownies had a little Italian flare to them. Still edible but really quite gross haha I wouldn't recommend it!

+ We had some pork chops in our freezer from who knows when and I decided that it was time to use them. I don't even remember how I cooked them, only that I took one bite and told Parker to not eat his pork chop because it was nasty.

We didn't have paper towel but we had bacon that needed to be used so I thought, saran wrap will do the same thing right? Wrong. It melted all over the bacon so we couldn't eat it. Whoops!

+ One summer while staying with Parker's grandparents, his grandma had surgery so each of us staying there got a meal to cook/clean up after for the week. Ours was chicken salad which called for like 2 teaspoons of dill weed but I thought it said tablespoons so I dumped a ton of dill weed in. Before we stirred it in, Parker caught it so he was able to scoop some out. I, on the other hand, was mortified and it was after we were newly married so I went to our room and tried not to cry. Parker has had to salvage a lot of my cooking disasters, bless his heart.

+ Parker once mentioned that he really liked pinwheels. I didn't know what they were or how to make them so I looked them up on Pinterest and tried to make them off of the photo because I didn't think to look up an actual recipe?? #facepalm They were the grossest things ever and Parker still ate them because he is a good husband and didn't want to make me feel bad.

+ Soggy meatloaf. I didn't have enough bread but I was already too deep into the recipe to stop and didn't want to go to the store so I kept going. It honestly tasted fine but it was just a bit soggy... haven't tried again since.

+ Last but not least, French toast. I have tried multiple times to make French toast for Parker for breakfast and I fail every time. The milk to egg ratio is always off no matter what recipe I follow or what bread I use and we just get soggy milk bread. It's gross but we laugh every time after I'm finished crying. I have 0 patience in the kitchen and when something goes south, I usually just leave it for Parker to try to fix while I go pout in the bedroom lol.

So there you have it! Do you have any cooking disasters that will put mine to shame? If so, please share! Thanks for reading and happy memorial day!

Also, totally unrelated but flights are booked to visit family this summer and I can hardly wait!!

xoxo, Chelan


  1. When I was still dating my husband (cuz who goes on dates anymore when you have kids lol) Anyways before we were married my husband had to go work in Saskatchewan & so I thought I would bake him some cookies to take with him. He was riding with his work buddies in the car & said " oh yeah my girlfriend loves me she made me cookies" & proceeded to take a bite. Apparently they were hard as a rock & his coworker said "maybe she doesn't love you that much". I guess he could have left this info to himself to spare my feelings but he just couldn't resist telling it! So you are not alone in your cooking flops!

    1. hahahahaha that is the best!! Thank you for sharing that!

  2. Hahaha the Saran Wrap story was too good!

    1. Parker was so upset because he couldn't eat the bacon hahahah the poor guy!

  3. Hahaha I love this and relate so much. I can't tell you how many times I've attempted deep frying only to trigger the smoke detector. Also I can't bake cookies worth shizz.

    1. Yes! We may or may not have disabled our smoke detectors because they go off so often. Cooking/baking is just so hard!