Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I had scrambled eggs for dinner last night

Something went horribly wrong with the Scalloped Potatoes With Ham. I'm not sure what the problem was, but it went straight in the garbage and left me in a bad mood for the rest of the night (perhaps that was an overreaction). On the menu tonight: baked ziti. I hoping it is foolproof.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

What was wrong with it?

Robin said...

please tell us what happened. at least we can learn from this experience.

Bowlby said...

It was just really....brown. But not burned. More like the potatoes had gone bad. It got really goopy (not creamy).

Leah said...

I tried making something in my slow cooker that turned out horribly burned. It was steel-cut oatmeal. I think it was the slow cooker. Maybe it required a special temperature that I didn't have.

Anonymous said...

Steel cut oatmeal gets done really fast in my slow cooker. The overnight method doesn't work unless I go to bed at 2 AM. Katie, It sounds like your potatoes oxidized. Not sure how to prevent that with the ingredients that you used. Some sort of "Acid" I suppose. It may have tasted good. MM

Jen said...

You'll do fine with baked ziti! It's my signature dish. You're using ricotta, right? You probably already know this tip, but whisk and egg into your ricotta and let it sit in the fridge for 5-10 minutes before combining it with your pasta/sauce/cheese, etc. It's supposed to make it creamier, I think. I don't know. A real Italian told me to do it once, so I do.

stephinbham said...

Oh dear. Well, scrambled eggs sound delicious. I had a Happy Meal and some TCBY. To soothe my throat.