Thursday, February 16, 2012

how do you say valentine in japanese?

we don't do major v-day things around these parts...but i figured i'd be an awesome wife and try out something fancy for my man.

i had EVERY intention of going all pioneer woman on nate, with this recipe for spicy stewed beef and grits.

until my cooking utensils turned on me.
see that black spot in the bottom of my dutch oven? no...not the slightly burnt residue...above that. that's a little thing i like to call THE ACTUAL CAST IRON OF THE POT.

cuz you know...apparently sometimes the enamel coating on your pan just flakes off while you're melting butter to brown beef before you simmer it for a few hours. fancy pants dinner plans got scrapped with the quickness. and we got takeout hibachi instead. which is probably what should have been the plan to begin with.
at least i got delicious grocery store cupcakes out of the deal =) plot how much chocolate is too much chocolate to buy 50% off....


Kristen at First Name Smith said...

cupcakes... YUM!

Laurie Tester said...

I had told Hubs I wasn't cooking for Valentine's and ending up in the kitchen making his favorite meal. Hate that about the cast iron. I didn't know it would do that?? You can never buy too much chocolate at half off!