Sooo, this is where I left off at last night...and you're probably wondering what makes this dinner so special for it to have a story behind it, well, this is why.....
The day before Monday (so, Sunday), I had planned what I was going to do for dinner for Monday night. And, when I plan things, especially meals, in mind it has to be perfect. It has to look perfect AND taste perfect (please see "I am a Perfectionist" blog post under "Personal Insights" to read more about this topic, or you can click on this link: http://bakersjourney.weebly.com/personal-insights). So anyways, as I was fixing this dinner last night, when I first started the process from the looks of it, it looked like it was going to go smoothly....BUT, boy, was I wrong!
I ended up putting way too much water into the pan for the noodles. Once you cook these types of noodles, you're supposed to take the cooked pasta off of the heat so that the other ingredients will absorb into the noodles, making the noodles tasty. It called for 1 and 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of milk. But before, I read these directions, I just added water to the pan to where I thought would be good enough to cook the pasta. After reading the directions, I realized that I put WAY more than enough water in it. So, instead of having a tasty flavored pasta, it was like having soup with non-flavored noodles.
Then, when I was preparing the meat and the gravy for the meat, it also seemed like it was going to taste good...but because the meat is venison and because there wasn't enough flavor to add to the meat, when you bit down in the meat, it definitely still had the wild taste in it. Now, I love deer meat, but it has to be cooked to where I can't taste the wild part in it. And, in this case, it was a bad taste of the wild ;)
So, needless to say, the corn was the only thing that I made that tasted good...but that was probably because it was from a can ;) haha.
Although in the moment of all of this "dinner catastrophe" I felt like a failure as a wife and as a person because the dinner that I had made did not turn out like I wanted it to which was perfection, sitting here now, thinking back on it, I learned that things in this life just may not happen the way we think it should go, and we need to learn to be okay with that, to be okay with NOT having everything perfect in our lives.
Sooo, since most of our dinner was fed to the trash bin, we decided to get some ice cream for our dinner instead ;).....hey, at least it looked good AND it was tasty!! ;)