I woke up Saturday morning in the mood to get busy in the kitchen. On the menu that day, were cinnamon banana muffins (a new recipe I wanted to try) and a batch of strawberry jam (a recipe I made years ago very successfully and that was delicious).
So right before the kids morning snack time, I got busy and set out to to make the muffins.
Now, looking at this picture, you might wonder why I called my post kitchen disasters. Well first, the muffins wouldn't bake all the way through. They were supposed to bake for 20 minutes, and I ended up having to leave them in the oven for an entire hour and I raised the heat half way through. They were still raw inside. Complete mush. To the garbage they went.
But at that point, I'm not thinking I'm the one with the curse. Simply that the recipe did not work.
Right after lunch, I decided to tackle the strawberry jam. After reading this post from Soule Mama, I decided it was time I made strawberry jam again. I've never canned anything in my life and though I'd love to do some canning, I find it a bit scary since I have no idea what I'm doing. But jam I can make. Jam I have made before and it was so delicious. I used the same recipe as I had made before, found a bunch of fresh strawberries on sale at my local store and was ready to go.
Then this happened:
Yes. I burned the jam. Or I'd like to think my stove did (that's my story and I'm sticking to it ;) I left my black ladle in there so you can see just how dark (aka burnt) the jam is. And it tasted burnt too. Seems my stove gets a bit too hot compared to my last stove (the one I made jam with before). Next thing I new, there was smoke everywhere in our home, and jam all over the stove and the wall beside the stove.
This has never happened to me before, so I decided I was cursed in the kitchen and called it a day. But I am happy to report, that the curse has been lifted now and will be back with more food posts soon. Posts of the yummy kind that is ;)