Friday, August 29, 2014

Fabulous Friday -- Lesson Learned

Further to the fake sour cream post:

Some experiments fail and that's okay.
It wasn't a proper failure as Thursday's experiment with extra psyllium fibre in the mix tasted okay, if a bit mild.
I decided to use it as gravy. I marinated steaks in wine and after cooking them as well as mushrooms I poured the marinade in the pan.
After several seconds of stirring I put in the 5-6 ounces of fake sour cream.
Psyllium fibre is a great gluten substitute. It holds things together beautifully when cooked.
The consistency of the gravy was disgusting.
The whole mess of it held together well enough it could be picked up with a fork. It was edible as long as one didn't look at it.
Even my husband noted it looked gross and this is a man currently working at the local landfill.

We ate it and we're here to tell the tale and that's good.
Bu best of all I had a failure of sorts.
Failing is a great way to learn and learning is fabulous.


solarity said...

You haven't failed exactly--you just didn't intend to invent Gravy Pudding. Think Goodyear. :)

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Mary Anne. I now know one more thing to not do.

messymimi said...

You know how you want it to taste, and now you know not to use so much psyllium. That's progress, and you got dinner out of it (as long as you didn't look at it too closely).

Leah J. Utas said...

Yup, excellent lesson, Messymimi. I kept my mind on other things while I ate.

Tabor said...

We have all done that with food. We have some leftover that we add to a recipe or we have too much of an ingredient. The best is that you could still eat it!

Leah J. Utas said...

That's it, Tabor. Unless it's truly awful we eat the evidence.

Hilary said...

It's not a failure if it helps reinforce your positive perspectives.

Leah J. Utas said...

That's what I think, too, Hilary.