Never in a BAZILLION years would I have thought I would display BURNT grilled cheese sandwiches on this blog, HA! But, ladies…I am here to tell you that we all fall short! I am also here to tell you that burnt, spilt, and not-so-tasty happens to all of us. My hand is RAISED and proof is in my charred pan! I can also make an educated guess that some of the most amazing chefs in the world have also had TONS of kitchen bloopers!
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
If I had never made mistakes while cooking, I would have never felt comfortable offering cooking advice. Quite honestly, the recipes I have shared thus far have been “perfected” through many trials and errors. When we cook or bake a recipe that doesn’t turn out the way we had planned one of two things typically happens: either we have a learning experience for the next time and have a good laugh, or we discover something new about the recipe that adds some flare to it.
“If God intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us Grandmothers” Linda Henley
Just think, if there was never a mistake while cooking the following foods would not be in existence: Potato Chips (were intended to be thin scalloped potatoes), Cream Cheese (poor William Lawrence of NY didn’t follow his recipe for Neufchatel-the bagel thanks him!), and hold on to your socks….the beloved Chocolate Chip Cookies (Ruth Wakefield of Toll House Inn RAN OUT of baking chocolate and chopped up a chocolate bar instead and placed it into her cookies-thank you Ruth!!!) Proof enough that our “mistakes” can turn out to be blessings?! Yeppers.
“Make failure your teacher not your undertaker”– Zig Ziggler
I am here today to cheer you on. If the thought of cooking makes you anxious because of bad past experiences…please know, I have been there…we ALL fall short.
*Big hug*, aprons on, pans out, now… LET’S GET COMFY!
Blessings to you,