(me singing badly-cover ears)
“Every blog, has it ups and downs,
Sometimes ups, out number the downs,
but not so much today.”
I had envisoined a great back to school post about peanut butter and jelly. I ran across a picture of ice cream sandwiches where they used a peanut butter cookie and made grape jelly ice cream. I LOVEDthat idea and set off to duplicate it. I used my peanut butter cookie recipe that is tried and true. No problems there. Then I made the ice cream. I let it set up for 5 hours and checked on it. It was still very soft and so I let it sit over night. It was harder and I scooped some out and put it between two cookies and before I could even stick it back in the freezer…melted. AHHHH. So I got mad and stuck it at the back of the freezer and turned the freezer up a notch. Checked back 8 hours later. Tried the process again with the same melty results. This was WAR. So I turned the freezer up as cold as it would go and left it for yet another night to set. I came out this morning and I’m sure you all know that I lost both the battle and the war. I said screw it and decided to take a picture anyway. I am not posting recipe since it did not work out. If I had not been in such a defeated mood I would have been clear in mind to think. If I was thinking calmly I would have crushed my peanut butter cookies up and added some butter to bake a peanut butter cookie crust and then poured the grape jelly ice cream into it to make a pie. But alas, I was too annoyed and had already thrown out the ice cream. cursing loudly as I ran it down the garbage disposal.
So why would I post my failure. Because I want my friends that read this(my non-food blogger friends) to realize that not everything works out with food. So if you “screw up” it probably wasn’t your fault. Keep trying, keep cooking.