Re: In Quest of the Worst Meal Ever
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 10 Aug 1997 21:30:31 -0400
On Sun, 10 Aug 1997, Michael F. Bowman wrote:
> Anyone else out there have a favorite story of cooking gone wrong? Or an
> amusing tale of cooking surprises?
Well, it wasn't outdoors, but it otherwise fit the criteria. <G> When I
was a blushing bride, I tried something I semi-remembered my Grandmother
making. She'd cook the rice, and shortly before it finished, she put in
a half-a-teaspoon of spice. I didn't remember WHICH spice, but knowing
GM, gambled on cinnamon, and doubled the amount because she always skints
the spices. And then I stirred it.
Let's just say ... gooey rice laced with powdered cinnamon has an
unforgettable impact on the palate as well as the memory cells.
[for the inquisitive, the *actual* recipe calls for NUTMEG and some
sugar; kind of rice pudding, only not as sweet and more dry.]
>From Scouting expeditions, I hear the story of the time the Cooks got
behind and in an effort to hurry things up, brought ONE kettle of water
(holding slightly over 5 liters of water (or 5 quarts, your choice)) to
boil, and pushed in 1 kilo (2 lbs) of spaghetti, then let it sit for
an hour -- it was *supposed* to be boiling, you understand, but it
didn't make it -- it glued itself together in a lump you could only
squish onto a fork. None of the moms could fix spaghetti for a month or
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City