You put on a pot roast. You go out to check for eggs. You realize you really need to water the garden. You're outside for over an hour without thinking about it. Oh, and you might also have forgotten to turn the heat down from browning the roast.
Or was it just me?
Anyho, you get back inside and instead of smelling tasty roasty smells, you smell burning. D'oh.
Now the roast and veggies are burned and you only have an hour before dinnertime. Definitely not enough time to start over (like there's even a "spare" roast to be had).
All is not lost, though. Here's what I had:
|To the veggies, I added butter and fresh herbs, to offset the bitterness of the burned essence |
and the dryness of being overcooked.
The downside to my story was time- picking apart my foible and starting over left me with a scant 45 minutes to finish the meat, and it ended up a little dry and a little tough. Another hour in the new pot, with the liquid refreshed every once-in-a-while, would have done wonders... but I'll have my chance to make that right tonight when I turn the leftovers into BBQ sandwiches!
See? Everyone has their moments, y'all!