Monday, September 21, 2009

I am the WORST

cook. EVER.

So, dinner is a challenge in our house. As I am sure it is in most homes. And Tom usually is in charge of dinner. But, sometimes I feel bad that he has to come home from work and then cook dinner. And he has to figure out what to cook, too. I don't help much there, either. So, on occasion, like when he's going to be late or something, he'll ask me to make something.

So, today was one of those days. So, I look in the pantry and the only thing I could find is Shake and Bake. So, I decided to make rosemary and djion mustard pork chops (on the back of the box) with cous cous and some frozen vegetable. Easy.

Not so much. Evidently the pork chops are done when they get to 150 degrees. I cooked it according to the package directions. Not a good idea. The temperature of the pork chops when I took them out of the oven was 200 degrees. Oops. And then when I took them off the cookie sheet the breading completely stuck to the aluminum foil. Evidently I should have sprayed the foil with some sort of non-stick spray. Oops.

They were terrible! But, Tom said it was fine and so we ate dinner. They were very difficult to cut. At one point I saw Murphy trying to gnaw off a bite.

So, I learned some things. But Tom told me to just not try to cook meat anymore. Well, unless it is in a casserole or crock pot. Tom didn't tell me that last part, but I think in those situations it would be okay.

Well, on to the next thing...

Thanks,
Christy

5 comments:

Ann said...

No really, I AM the worst cook ever! Seriously, we are good at everything else we do, so who cares if we can't cook :)

Lindsay said...

Loving the image of Murphy trying to gnaw some meat off the bone! Hysterical.

Grandma said...

You make a mean "trail mix" though! Honestly Christy, I look like a bad cook next to you husband also...so don;t let it get to you. As long as there was food on that table..it was fine. You have more important things to worry about than whether your meal was overdone.

Allie said...

At least it wasn't a Christmas Vacation holiday turkey situation.
Hebron cooks our family meals as well. I told him the oven scares me, it is what it is...

Susan said...

I can cook and I still hate the "What's for dinner" grind. Even when it's perfectly cooked it's hard to please everyone. And while caring for kids at the same time as cooking, it's hard to pay attention to your cooking. We've eaten plenty of overcooked porkchops here too. At least you've got the box to blame. I am jealous that your husband cooks.