First of all, my apologies to Sama for building up so much excitement and giving her only this. I promised her a Chicken Pie blog post and this is not what either of us had in mind. I don’t know where to begin. I think I should show you the lasagna first.
It was a daring weekend. We decided to make three pies, lasagna, deep fried chicken legs and dahi bhale among other things for this tea party my mommy was hosting. The food was perfection. The ladies loved it but it all came tumbling down for me and here’s what happened.
I have had disasters in the kitchen before. A lot of them. There was that time I tried to make potato cutlets; the potatoes were raw and so were the eggs. It was my first attempt to cook something and my mother casually called it “Ogra” and dared us to finish it (we threw it out the kitchen window and laughed for hours). Few years later, my brother and I tried to make Mayonnaise and well, ten eggs and a lot of oil when down the kitchen sink. A lot of brownies were thrown out, a lot of biscuits, a lot of under-cooked chicken, burnt meat (that left the kitchen with a strong stink for days), cakes, a cucumber omelet (oh yes!), a mango onion salad and deep fired bananas. (I hope my mother isn’t reading this.)
Yesterday was at a whole new level. Have you seen that Friends episode where Rachel and Chandler eat the cheese cake off the floor? Imagine that.
We started the night before. My sister made the apple pie, I made the cold fruit pie and prepared the dough and filling for the chicken pie and we both put together the three lasagna dishes. I documented everything with my camera for the blog. The next morning I had to be somewhere and before I left, I assembled the chicken pie, put it in the oven and reminded everyone that someone had to take it out in a min or so. Someone did take it out and while I was in the car, I got a call that this had happened:
By evening, I open my computer, attach the camera to it and there are no pictures! I mean, nothing. I saw them on the camera but nothing shows up on the computer. The memory card mysteriously went corrupt and NOTHING was in it. I remove the memory card, re-insert it and try to look at them on the camera but nothing. All of it was gone. You can imagine my frustration. Sigh.
I salvaged some pictures from Farah’s phone and here are the things that I won’t be posting about this week.
The apple pie:
I even had a separate glass bowl with the cold fruit pie so I could show you the pie layers. When I woke up this morning, I was over it but it still makes me sad that Sama won’t be making any chicken pie today. Sorry, Sama!
SO what did I learn from all this?
- Shit happens.
- Always remember the five second rule.
- When you’re baking in a pop-over pan, place a baking tray under it before you put it in the oven because you or someone else might forget that it pops over and there might be a Rachel and Chandler moment.
- Never make a cucumber omelet. It’s disgusting.
- Don’t deep fry bananas, unless covered in batter.
- If you can’t do anything about it, laugh like hell. (<- Mr. Cook‘s wise wise words! ha!)