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Things That Happen When We Try And Cook A Fancy Meal

Or really any meal that involves more than two ingredients.

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So you're getting bored with your usual dinner routine.

Cereal just isn't cutting it this week.

You're totally over it.

Easy Mac is just feeling a little too easy.

(I still love you Easy Mac.)
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(I still love you Easy Mac.)

You start searching the internet for a recipe that's within your skill level.

Your pinterest board is full of recipes you will never attempt. Turducken sounds TOTALLY simple.
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Your pinterest board is full of recipes you will never attempt. Turducken sounds TOTALLY simple.

You go down the list of things you DO know how to make.

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It's not very long.

You finally decide on something that is supposed to be "easy but impressive looking".

Roast pheasant with wild mushroom, potato & bacon ragout. PIECE OF CAKE.
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Roast pheasant with wild mushroom, potato & bacon ragout. PIECE OF CAKE.

You head to the grocery store to pick up ingredients for your gourmet feast.

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Can you please tell me where the smoked bacon lardons are? And what that is?

You get home and prepare the kitchen and yourself for your cooking extravaganza.

EXPECTATION.

REALITY.

HOW THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO COOK IN THESE CONDITIONS?
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HOW THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO COOK IN THESE CONDITIONS?

You finally get everything set up, turn on some tunes, then jam out.

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Beyonce is great for kitchen dancing.

You start to feel like YOU GOT THIS.

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Look at me. I'M DOMESTIC.

Everything is going somewhat smoothly until you realize you are missing an ingredient.

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WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????

Decide to improvise.

Begin to think you may be in over your head.

Someone sees you riding the struggle bus and they decide they need to help you.

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Back the eff off.

Bring in the only help you need.

Start to eat leftover ingredients.

What else do you do with an extra cup of green onions!?
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What else do you do with an extra cup of green onions!?

Put in the last few touches.

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This might work after all!

Wait FOREVER for it to cook.

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Your guest(s) are getting hangry.

Stare at the oven and open it every five minutes.

This actually makes things go slower.
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This actually makes things go slower.

The timer finally dings.

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IT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING EDIBLE!

Wait for feedback on your dish.

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JUST TELL ME IT'S AMAZING!!!!!

Hopefully their faces look like this:

And not like this:

There's always pizza.

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