I have to admit that I am slightly on the edge of being a perfectionist. When I cook, I want the meals to turn out exceptionally well. I don’t want them to taste good, or fine; that just will not do for me. The problem with this is that rarely am I completely satisfied with a meal I make.
The meal might be good and my family might really enjoy it. That is probably the most important aspect of cooking. I love to make my family happy with the meals I make. The bad part is that I am never really satisfied. Sometimes I will try new things and they just don’t turn out the way I thought they would. In fact, sometimes they are downright bad.
I don’t believe in wasting food, so I end up serving the meal but, I often make a disclaimer when it comes time for dinner. My disclaimer is usually the same thing and it goes something like this, “Well, I tried a new recipe and it didn’t turn out very well, but it is better than nothing.” My family is probably tired of hearing this, although I don’t think I really say this all that often.
A few weeks ago I wrote about trying new things. The only way to experience new tastes and eat new things is to try new recipes. Some will turn out and others won’t. Keep a positive attitude and keep trying, and eventually you will have hundreds of tested recipes you can make in the future.