A couple of days ago, prompted by the loss of my glasses and a comment by Tootlepedal, I planned a post on memory loss in my dotage. The link isn’t actually to the post I wrote a couple of days ago, but it didn’t come up in the search – I will have to look manually. Ah, here it is – Day 38.
Unfortunately, and this is going to sound like I just set this up as a joke, I forgot to write it.
Last night I also didn’t write about my cookery. We had ab timing issue as young people say. They say it because they never want to take responsibility for anything they do.
The actual facts are that I got the timing wrong. The reason I got the timing wrong was because I was on eBay when I should have been pottering around in the kitchen. So the red cabbage, which should have been steaming in a minimal amount of water and vinegar, carbonised itself on the bottom of the pan and while I was scraping that the cheese sauce took a grip on the saucepan and refused to let go and I forgot the potato wedges were on high. . .
The gammon was nice and the cauliflower and roasted leeks were OK. The wedges were crispy, the cheese sauce wasn’t great and the red cabbage was, to quote Julia “inedible”. I ate mine, but I suppose I’ve grown immune to my own coking over the years. It had what we chefs call “a smoky finish” but was OK. I’ve eaten worse, after fifty years of cooking without training, I’ve cooked some real horrors.
I’m doing vegetable stew tonight and hoping it will be problem free. Fingers crossed.
The featured image shows what happens if you photograph a black lacquer effect coin presentation box without concentrating.