Thursday, January 12, 2012

Domestic Diva's Dinner Disaster!

Well, after several delectable dinners in a row, 
this domestic diva, had a dinner disaster.
It brings me back to the quote, "You just can't do it all."
Remember how excited I was to make hubs
Orange Chicken in the slow-cooker?
It started out all fine and dandy.
Mother-in-law came over for lunch leftovers,
we had eggplant parmesaen casserole 
and oven baked crispy pork chops
with a savory salad.
After they left, I ran to the store to get the fozen OJ concentrate.
I pan-fried the chicken and stirred up the orange glaze.
And threw it in the slow-cooker.
It said to leave it on low for 5-6 hours, and a worry 
went through my mind because I knew this crock gets mad hott!
I left at 3 and Joe got home at 8 and turned it down to warm...
when I got home around 9 it looked like this:
I decided to post my imperfections because this is life!
I am an amazing cook.
However, I am also human!
I still doubt that Giada has any flops, she's perfect in my book.
I promise to keep it real on my blog always.
I'd like to try this recipe again, but I will be home monitoring it!
Next time I do a slow-cooker recipe when I'm not home, 
I'll stick to a soup or something super easy haha!!
At least I burned some major cals at Zumba
while the chix burned at home.
I also snuck in some twin-time and girl time with Al.
And I can share with you, lovely readers, that even a hot housewife like myself
can suck in the kitchen!
So I hope to redeem myself today and will share with you
some recipes I have made this week that were edible.
{side note: I ate mine solely because I was ravenous after so much cardio.
Hubs however, settled for a good ol' pb & j.}
Good thing he still loves me!!
Does anyone else feel like Brad Paisley writes love songs about them? 
Or am I weird? 
There are so many I relate to! 
It's fabulous. 
I love them.

12 comments:

  1. I made that the other day and it looked exactly the same, I'll post a picture tomorrow, mine looks bad!

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  2. Loving the alliteration in the post title...haha and oh my gosh!!! This made me laugh! My cooking turns out like this ALL of the time.

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  3. I have to admit, this post made me laugh a little because I've been where you were SEVERAL times! Recently, I prepped a beautiful looking crock pot breakfast casserole before bed and woke up to a half charred inedible disaster. You can't win 'em all I suppose!

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  4. haha I can totally relate to this! When Clayton and I first started dating my cooking was limited to microwave dorm meals! I tried to make chicken fetuchini for us one time and absolutely charred the meat and he still ate it! It's okay to make mistakes in the kitchen -- that's how you learn!

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  5. is it me or does that meal still look good? haha.

    i've had the moments when everything looked like it was going well until it was time to eat it, haha.

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  6. I can totally relate! I've burned my fair share of meals!

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  7. We all have those days! There are days I look at a meal I made and all I can think is what did I do wrong? Hope your having a wonderful day!

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  8. Our crock pot gets SO hot, too! I'm always worried I'm going to come home from work to a burnt mess. I actually made pulled pork in our slow cooker yesterday, and I was especially worried it was going to burn. Thankfully it ended up delicious (and was so easy!) I usually add a little more liquid/sauce than the recipe calls for just in case. Orange chicken sounds delicious, though!

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  9. Well, I was suppose to make this last week and am now glad I didn't. It would have been in the crock pot on low for 8 hours...

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  10. I've done that too but with slow cooker Fiesta Lime chicken. Boo

    I want to try the recipe too, it looked so tasty before you left.

    How else was dinner??

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