Tuesday, June 22, 2010

It's Okay to mess up

So..... how many people think that all my recipes turn out fabulous?  Would you be surprised that I cannot make a grilled cheese sandwich to save my life??  My husbands theory is that it is too simple and that I do not have the attention span to make the simple things.  For example the other weekend I attempted to make easy pancakes from bisquick mix...yeah that didn't work, i measured wrong and ended up having to dump it all, we were out of mix and i needed to add more...  Anyway i opened up my cookbook, found a recipe for buttermilk pancakes and voila, fab pancakes....I can do the complicated stuff that requires me to be busy, but the simple no brainer stuff? my brain doesn't want to stop thinking to do it.

Last night was a perfect example of this in a way.  Last night was taco night and I will admit I typically buy taco seasoning from Aldi for 29 cents a package, cheap, easy and tasty.  well my shelves were lacking said mix and I ventured online to see what spice combination I would find to use in its place.  Typically when i look for recipes online i look at quite a few and then take tips from all of them to form my finished product.  Instead this time I just grabbed the first one and went with it.

I used this recipe from Allrecipes.com and quadrupled it from its current state thinking I have 2lbs of ground beef.... Then I added 5 heaping Tablespoons to the meat.....


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Jason said next time we'll just spray everything with pepper spray and to be sure we got it ourselves as well.  my nostrils were burning, next time think about how much cumin 1.5 tsp equals......good thing i tasted it before I gave any to Albert, and Owen did fine but had 3 glasses of milk.  Even Jason who loves spicy food had a stomach ache. oops

1 comment:

  1. Mmm... tacos. I think you need to spice up your grilled cheese sandwiches to make them more challenging. I usually make mine with diced ham, pepper jack cheese, and scallions. Gourmet!


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