This has been a week of cooking missteps and averted crises in my kitchen.
Last Friday night as I was assembling a huge batch of enchiladas for a large group of people, I ran out of tortillas. It was one of those moments of panic in the kitchen. How did I miscount the tortillas? How am I going to feed everyone? What am I going to do with all of this filling I have leftover? So I scrambled, raided the fridge, and decided to turn the pizza dough I had been planning on using for focaccia for dinner the next night into Mexican calzones to serve the kids who would be eating with us.
Last night I was putting away homemade chicken stock and realized that I didn’t have enough containers. So I googled storing stock in Ziploc bags, found it was a common thing, and decided to go for it. Then, during dinner, one of the bags leaked and not only did I lose 2+ cups of liquid gold, but two of my favorite cookbooks took one for the team and soaked up a huge amount of the mess….