The Bullet and the Foot: May 1, 2010
Quote of the Day
Let him choose out of my files, his projects to accomplish. -- Shakespeare, "Coriolanus"
Today's thought is about kitchen science. Not that one has to be all that geeky when cooking. More along the lines that, cooking is a matter of trial and error.
I am a great cook today. But, if you were to ask my ex, it's because I was a lousy cook, yesterday. I'm happy to try some things just to see if they work. And when they don't I more or less mark that off in my brain as far as "things not to try again."
Take this morning, for instance. Not in the mood to food shop, and a bit too broke to indulge in breakfast out, I decided to brain storm with the materials I had on hand. Crescent rolls in a tube, and bacon. Well, I figured "heck, crescent rolls wrapped around a hot-dog works great!" So I decided to give a shot to wrapping crescent rolls around bacon.
Long story short, kids, don't try this at home. Hot-dogs are pre-cooked. Bacon... isn't. (And by the time you get the bacon cooked through, the rolls burn.)
My point is not to run a cooking show, of course. My point is to point out the larger life's lesson. Namely that the human condition is full of these things we try, only to find out they don't work. Some of them are embarrassing to talk about. Others are funny. Occasionally, useful.
But if we never try anything, we will never learn.
No if you'll excuse me, I'll go back to feeling utterly silly for not seeing that result coming...