Let's take a journey down my culinary meltdowns just in the last few months...
The Stuffed Bell Pepper Debacle- I made my bell peppers, turned the knob to low... 10 hrs. later went to eat, and realized I had neglected to plug the crockpot in. Had Logan grab Del Taco on the way home.
The Ham & Potatoes Showdown- Didn't read the directions right, it would have been ready to eat at 9pm. Had Logan grab Del Taco on the way home.
Some Sort of Pasta dish Catastrophe- Forgot a number of ingredients and the outcome was very bad indeed. Had Logan grab Del Taco on the way home.
The Rice and Chicken Disaster- Half way through the preparation, read the fine print. It made an amount smaller than a bread pan. That was my main dish! What a crazy recipe! Had Logan grab Del Taco on the way home.
The Missionary Dinner Sadness- Ended up using a REALLY expired can of diced tomatoes. Had to throw the whole thing out! Had Logan grab Pizza Hut on the way home (I know- this story has a lot of twists and turns like that!)
By now I'm sure you will never want to come to my house for dinner... unless you really like Del Taco. Secondly, my husband has to pick up dinner a lot because of my failed attempts at cookery.
Well this year, my Mom is out of commission and I am in charge of Thanksgiving. It is a heavy mantle- thanks for really putting the bar pretty far up there, Mom! But anyway, I'm actually really excited to feel like a grown up and "doing" our Thanksgiving with my new little family. Logan was really into doing the turkey. He is convinced his mother has the end-all be-all of turkey recipes... we'll see- I kinda don't really like Turkey, but whatever. My past failures in the kitchen just keep lingering in the back of my head! This is freakin Thanksgiving dinner! We can't just head out for some burritos at Del Taco on Thanksgiving! I can't forget to plug something in! I've got to check the expiration dates on everything I use. (Mom and Dad are quite familiar with this process- haha!) It could be the Armageddon of Thanksgivings. Just warning you.