Nothing is a failure if you can learn from it. And, as far as I am concerned, you can learn from anything and anyone at any time.
I like to learn from food. Specifically, I learn what works and what doesn't when making something. Generally speaking, we can eat the result no matter what.
On Saturday I decided to make gluten free pita bread to go with the homemade beef vegetable soup I had simmering on the stove.
I had wondered from time to time what would happen if I cooked the whole lot together rather than breaking off bits of dough for individual pitas.
So I tried it.
I rolled it out onto a pizza pan and baked it.
It was tasty enough, but it stuck to the bottom of the pan. It broke a bit during the flipping, but I pushed it back together as well as I could and popped it back in the oven.
It was cut into pieces later and served as flatbread rather than pita, but so what?
I got to conduct an experiment.
Yesterday I tried it again only this time I cut the dough into thirds. It flipped easier and seemed to be fine. I froze it and will know for a fact next time I want pita bread.
I am grateful for a great many things: forming the thought to experiment, enjoying the process, and getting to eat it afterward.
Learning is tasty.