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Dont you hate it when...

mattstolz Nov 30, 2011 05:22 PM

You make something that is totally delicious, but then you forget how you made it???

Or if you're using a recipe as a guide, but make a few changes, and then dont remember or didnt write down what changes you made???

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    sueatmo RE: mattstolz Nov 30, 2011 05:26 PM

    Oh yes! I do this frequently. I think I have remembered, and then later I realize I haven't. I suppose that way every meal is a surprise.

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      mattstolz RE: sueatmo Nov 30, 2011 05:30 PM

      haha have you ever gone on a quest to rediscover that perfect change?

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        sueatmo RE: mattstolz Nov 30, 2011 05:46 PM

        Sometimes it takes a few more tries.

    2. iL Divo RE: mattstolz Nov 30, 2011 05:54 PM

      I do it all the time.
      I have made things that rated or ranked top notch but have no idea an hour later how I did that.
      using leftovers or repurposing frozen treats into something else, brilliant yet dumb, no clue what I put together, but boy it was grrrrrrrrrrrr-eat!

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        Luna2372 RE: iL Divo Nov 30, 2011 05:57 PM

        This most often happens to me when baking. I have pies and cakes that I yearn for, but will never be repeated.

        Ephemeral...but lovely

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          iL Divo RE: Luna2372 Nov 30, 2011 06:04 PM

          to be true, I made a 3 different kinds of potatoes chicken pot pie once.

          entirely from ''scratch'' scratch, only thing I didn't do was 'take out' the chicken.

          I used all that would or could be used in a Pillsbury bakeoff recipe.

          It was exquisite. My husband about fell over saying it was the best thing he'd ever eaten.

          I was as usual astounded at my brilliance. I remembered everything while eating it, right down to the glaze I made for brushing on the top pie shell. An hour later, he said, "honey, you wrote that down right?" "Nope" I said, and never have I been able to recreate anything other than my annoyance at the sheer stupidity of my lack of............

      2. mattstolz RE: mattstolz Nov 30, 2011 05:58 PM

        i ask because i just made some kind of flatbread and totally forgot what i did.

        i know it involved leftover pizza dough, shrimp, kimchi, and my toaster oven, but past that i have no idea

        1. JuniorBalloon RE: mattstolz Nov 30, 2011 06:03 PM

          I started taking notes. Sometimes I can't believe that I've gotten to that point, but as my interest in cooking collides with my flagging memory, it's the only way I can remember those important steps and techniques.


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            Luna2372 RE: JuniorBalloon Nov 30, 2011 06:06 PM

            Now i'm craving that flatbread! Our little store has been out of kimchi for two weeks...I'm drooling. Now shrimp and kimchi are on my "next week" menu! But maybe with homemade noodle...

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              mattstolz RE: Luna2372 Nov 30, 2011 06:22 PM

              i started playing with making my own kimchi. its still far from perfect, but its mighty tasty and super spicy... just how i like it. and the flatbread was definitely delicious! if only i could remember how i made it...

          2. goodhealthgourmet RE: mattstolz Nov 30, 2011 06:58 PM

            *all* the time. you'd think i would have learned by now, but no...

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