Everyone who knows me accepts that I definitely have a girl crush on Martha Stewart. Business tycoon, decorating extraordinaire, cooking genius, and prison survivor: what’s not to like?? Martha Stewart Living always fills me with so much inspiration that I have to read the magazine in sections and make tabs on what I want to come back to explore later.
But, so sad: Martha’s recipes don’t always do it for me. Like they are crazy complicated and make a huge mess and involve multiple trips to the store and require more time than I prefer to spend. Nevertheless, I persevere and continue to hope for the perfect Martha recipe that will bring me praise and prestige.
This was not the one.
We (mostly my long-suffering sister) chopped the chocolate, we buttered the bowl, we used the thermometer, we broke the peppermints, and we chilled for three days.
And we still ended up with a pile of gooey mush all over my in-laws counter. So much for impressing the family with my holiday treats.
But I laughed. And blamed it on my sister and on the thermometer and on Martha. And I wanted to share with you because not all cooking adventures will turn out perfectly beautiful, but there’s still fun and festiveness in the trying.
Anyone else have any holiday cooking mishaps? Or have any better luck with Martha?