I felt virtuous and capable as I plugged in my crock pot before 8 AM on Tuesday. Here it was, not even light out yet (Pro Tip: Exaggeration), and I was well on my way to a delicious pot of French onion soup for supper.
Just cook the Vidalia onions on low for eight to ten hours, then add broth and a little brandy for an hour, top with cheesy bruschetta and you’re good to go. Amazing!
I should have known better.
I should have known that, when you combine onions and broth, the result tastes just like . . . onions and broth. The onions that smelled amazing all afternoon were mushy and mild by suppertime. And the broth was just . . . broth. I was crushed.
Luckily, Dessert was there to save the day: homemade pudding pops, inspired by my blogging friend Lady Lisa Bear. They were a hit with the whole family!
Now, I say “homemade”, but what I really did is this: mix up a batch of chocolate pudding (milk and pudding mix), pour it in our new popsicle molds*, and freeze it. (Okay, and by “I”, what I really mean is, “Mike.” Thanks, honey.)
So: two incredibly easy culinary endeavors. One failure, one success.
Thank the good God the success was dessert.
What are some of your culinary successes or failures?
*Pro Tip: I found these molds for about half the Amazon price at Wal-Mart. I’m not promoting Wal-Mart, but I am promoting the idea of looking for these or a similar product in an actual store.