Welcome back to the second edition of Adventures in the Kitchen series (Check out the first blog here: Adventures in the Kitchen: Bake and Save Chicken)! I have a lesson to introduce to you today that I am not exactly pleased with. Sometimes, when cooking, we can start out with the best of intentions and end up with something that is just so, so terribly wrong. And that my friends, is what I experienced.
I started out with the best of intentions, surfing through the recipes on my Pinterest for what I was hoping would be the next great and healthy snack; baked and seasoned carrot sticks. Now do not get me wrong, I love my veggies. But I definitely do not live in a place called Hidden Valley where children always eat their vegetables. In my attempt to flavor up the carrot, which also happens to be my favorite veggie, I crashed and burned – metaphorically and literally.
I placed the carrots on a cooking sheet and poured a small amount of olive oil over them. After baking them for about 15 minutes, I took them out of the oven, poured a little ranch seasoning over them and put them back in the oven for about 5 minutes. Well, as my sister says, not setting a time makes cooking a game, a game that I fail at. I am sure that this is something you have all experienced, and if you have not, please humor me.
For those like me who love carrots and ranch, you can understand that I started out with great intentions but failed miserably. And now this becomes my challenge to you! You come up with a recipe using your favorite veggie or fruit and post it to my Twitter page @meg_bookrenter1 or my Facebook page www.facebook.com/BookRenterIntern. I cannot wait to see what you come up with!