Thursday, October 13, 2011

Crockpot FAIL

I don't talk enough about how I fail on my blog... and it seems to happen often. Being human (and pregnant) it's inevitable and my response is sometimes what is more of a concern...

My appetite has finally returned and my hate for raw meat has lessened... That means I want to start really cooking again. I made a successful Crockpot Lasagna on Monday night, yum! Pinterest recipe!

However... last night... my "orange chicken" was a fail. majorly. yuckoh. Sad story.


I had the crockpot on low (just like the directions said) but it apparently was too hot for these little chicken pieces and burnt... real bad. Like I came home and I could smell the burnt-ness. YUCK!

My husband of course was so sweet about it and instead we had a date night in the middle of the week... to my favorite restaurant near our house. I felt awful (hormones) and like a complete failure. He reminded me over and over (and over) again it was fine and just a mistake. Ha! I was so sad about my burnt orange chicken. So sad.

I thought about how often I fail in other areas (that matter more) and how I respond...? God does NOT view me as a failure, but responds like my husband did in this situation.... picks me up, reminds me WHOSE I am and let's me learn from my mistakes. Of course failure is never fun, we all want to succeed... right? BUT, we can learn from our failures and that in and of itself is worth it!!

11 Beautiful comments!:

Emily said...

I had a similiar experience this week with our crock pot. Our "crock pot Thanksgiving" was a charred, black, brick. Ick! I was planning on making orange chicken this weekend...what rec. did you use?

Girl of The Grove said...

I often fail in the kitchen as well, but it's all a learning process. : )

Jodi said...

2 Corinthians 12:9

9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

Appleshoe said...

Oh Ria, your an amazing person and guess what. You’re human to. You will look back on this and laugh; I promise. Kitchen blunders happen. This reminds me of my gluten free dairy free mac and cheese. Now there’s a blunder ;) Take care you amazing and beautiful Mama to be.

Breanna Veth said...

So sad! Its ok I have had many failures to.. it happens!

Wendy said...

Oh honey, you are not alone! I have burned tacos! How does anyone do that? :)
Now I'm curious about the orange chicken recipe....there was a recipe for crockpot orange chicken on pinterest that I just put on my menu for next week.... :) Thanks for the heads up to keep my eye on it :)

Jessie Szmanda said...

ohhh my!!! too bad! although orange chicken sounds fab!

Joni Lenzen said...

You certainly have a wonderful husband sweetie...I'd say burn a few more meals...ha ha ... our family weakness is how much we LOVE to eat out...right??

Amanda said...

oh that's ok girl! i have had my fair share of burnt meals! :) one time i messed up brocolli! haha!

Kelly L said...

You poor girl.. I have two crockpots - one that the setting Low is not low at all and I have burnt many things.. My other crockpot has times not settings.. 4 hours/6 hours/8 hours.. this works perfect for me and when it's done cooking it automatically goes to warm.. Love that - since lately with my kids' crazy sports schedule - I never know when we'll eat!
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Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Happens to the best of us.