Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I seem to have lost my brain! Have you seen it?

I would like to say that I'm a relatively good cook. I'm no Paula Dean, but I can make a pretty good meal every once in a while. But then I get pregnant and all of that gets chopped up in the blender. What has happened to me? I can't even follow a simple recipe without somehow managing to mess that up!
I think the first thing I noticed was around my 3rd month, and I was making dinner. Only I was staring at the ingredients I had put out on the counter like some alien had just placed them there. What was I making again? Oh, right! Michael had actually told me he just read about this, and people call it "Baby Brain." Sure, we can go with that. So things like this continued, or I would just put my orange juice in the pantry. You know, the normal stuff. Then when it actually has come down to me making some things lately, it's completely foreign to me. Who knew boiling some eggs wasn't such a simple task. Well, when it's me it is. I almost always have boiled eggs in the house, and sometimes eat one before I go to bed to try and avoid hunger pains in the middle of the night. I placed about 7 eggs in water, and set the water to boil. I went about doing what I was doing, and an hour and a half went by! Yes, the eggs were still in the water! I actually thought Dexter had gotten into something because I kept hearing this weird popping noise and a spraying sound. I thought it was the sprinklers, but wait, we don't have sprinklers!! Of course when I go to find what the dog had gotten into, my eggs were dead. The water had evaporated, and all the eggs had cracked and were green on the inside. You can only imagine the wonderful smell this left behind in my kitchen for about a day. Beautiful!
Last week I was going to make crawfish etoufee. Something I've made so many times, I don't know how I don't have the recipe memorized. Even if I did, it wouldn't have helped me here! I'm going to make the roux. Melt the butter and sift in flour. I'm doing that and nothing is happening! The flour keeps clumping up! So, I dump everything out...3 times....and start all over! Nothing. Still clumping. I'm determined to make this, and attempted again a few nights ago. Low and behold, the recipe calls for 4 tablespoons of flour, not 4 cups of flour! I have no idea where I got this from. Nothing even said cup on the entire recipe! Go figure!

No comments: