Sunday, February 20, 2011

Food FAIL!

Happy Sunday, ladies! Hope your weekend so far has been fantastic.
I got all excited last night because I was going to make my second-ever batch of overnight oats. They were going to be chocolate mint oats, since I had some shelf-stable chocolate peppermint soy milk on hand and I thought it would be interesting. I mixed up half a packet of Kashi GoLean truly vanilla oatmeal and 1/4 cup of the soy milk, thinking it would turn out nice and thick just like my last batch, even though I wasn’t using yogurt this time.
Well…not quite. It was very very yummy, but it was basically like a thin chocolate mint smoothie with some oats thrown in. Not bad, but not the creamy consistency I was going for. Oh, well. I’m going to try again tonight, using an entire packet of Kashi GoLean and 1/4 cup of the soy milk. Hopefully it’ll turn out better.
I also was inspired last night by Carrie’s (from Moves ‘N Munchies) fudgies. They looked so good, but I didn’t have any agave nectar or vanilla extract (oh, the joys of living in a dorm!) So I just nixed the vanilla and substituted a packet of Truvia for the agave. They didn’t look at all like them—they were too watery for some reason, so I added a teaspoon of crunchy AB. I poured the mix into a Ziploc bag and popped it in the freezer overnight. When I tried it in the morning, it was decent—a little too bitter and icy, though. Hopefully I can try again next weekend when I’m at home and have more supplies on hand.
And for my final (hopefully) food fail of the day, I was ready to make a yogurt mess for my lunch. It was going to be strawberry Oikos, 1 cup of Whole Foods Peanut Butter Pows cereal (if you like peanut butter at all, please please please try this cereal, it’s amazing) and a banana. I wasn’t expecting my Greek yogurt to be FROZEN, however. Yep, just gotta love my tiny fridge that freezes things not in the freezer and lets frozen things get thawed. So I tried to stir up the yogurt to mix up the strawberry, which was hard. I ended up eating all the parts separately. Not bad, but I was looking forward to another yogurt mess!
Oh, well. I still liked my food for the most part. And there’s always next time, right?
Q’s: Do you experience food fails a lot? Are they epic (inedible, burnt, etc.) or just less than you expected?
Thankfully, I've never burnt anything this bad...yet!


  1. I like that picture of the toast, lol. One time I was making a pumpkin pie and almost forgot to add the pumkin. Fortunantly, I caught it just before I put it in the oven!

    Ohhh...and I'm so excited because I think I'm going to try overnight oats for the first time tomorrow morning!! I'm going to make them tonight. My only problem is that I can't decide what flavor I want to make!

    Have a good week, girl!

  2. haha yes, I've definitely had food fails.
    That sucks that you live in a dorm and don't have the materials or supplies that you need to some serious cookin!
    Creativity is always good, though :)
    Ok and I LOVE peanut butter. I can't wait to go home in 2 weeks and go to Whole Foods. We don't have one anywhere close at college.
    So I'm definitely thinkin I'm gonna buy the cereal! :)
    Have a great night Ash :)
    <3 Haley

  3. Aww, I'm sorry about all those food fails. I know how annoying it is.

    In the worst of my ED, if even the slightest thing was wrong with my food (if the pears in my yogurt mess were sliced wrong) I threw a tantrum. You'd think I was a toddler, not a teen. Thankfully, I haven't done that in a long time!

  4. Thankfully I've been experimenting in the kitchen for so long that my food fails are few and far between! But I sure had my share when I was younger!

    I almost burned down the house making macaroni once. I also melted a plastic bowl making jello!

    Mmm I love oats! I like mine with cinnamon and maple syrup, but all of these cool combinations sound so delicious! =)

    Have a great week!

  5. I have had so many food fails.
    They range from mere dissapointments, like slightly burnt cookies, to sheer reduced-to tears disasters, such as when I tried to make caramel frosting and I overheated the sugar so the caramel hardened to the bottom of the bowl with a thick coating of confectionary sugar on top of it which I then had to chip out.
    Oh and a whole party of people were at my house when that occurred :P
    I, like Bryanna, used to through temper tantrums when what I made didn't turn out well. Now I just try to roll with it.
    Enjoy your president's day!

  6. aw yay! im happy you wanted to try fudgies!! sorry they didnt turn out too well! .. all the ingredients are pretty essential to make it perfect! the agave and vanilla help take off some of the bitterness of the chocolate and too much liquid will make it icey! hope you can try it another time!! oh and I have had MANY food fails... let's not get into that ahah! have a beautiful day!


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