My journey through weight loss, fitness and the new me.

Idiot Proof Cooking

Yep, idiot proof recipies, that’s what I need to find.

Tonight I’ve got Sliming World and it’s a taster night so we were all to make our favourite soup to bring along and share.  I’m a rotten cook and therefore don’t have a favourite one I make, so I checked my Pinterest boards.  There were loads I wanted to try.

I picked the lemon chicken soup with orzo pasta.  It looked easy enough, and might curb my craving for Chinese food.

I bought my supplies on the way home yesterday and spent an hour lovingly making my soup.  I almost followed the recipe and it smelled lovely.  I’ll admit I skipped the spinach, I can’t stand the taste. I even made maple roasted chickpeas as a crouton alternative to bread.

My croutons were amazing, but a bit soft, I missed the crunch.

My soup, it smelled like lemons and celery with a hint of garlic, and it tasted, like feet! So I decided the spinach was probably in the recipe for a reason.  It was to be added at the end anyway so I popped it in and tasted again.

Now it tasted like a used baby nappy, and it smelled revoulting too.

Okay all is not lost, I have the croutons!

If I can get the crunch I can bring them along to the taster.  They were just too soft just now.  So I switched between grilling them and frying them in a pan (with Fry Light 1 calorie spray, not oil).  I got the crunch, but I also burnt the maple syrup they were lightly coated in.

So now no soup, and no croutons.

My last ditch attempt will be to buy more chicken on the way home and try regular chicken noodle soup to take with me.  But I’m leaving early for an eyebrow wax, have I got time?

I really just cannot cook, who manages to mess up SOUP?!


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