Let’s be honest here…
- This entry is for Nuffnang’s contest.
- Everyone knows I don’t have much cooking skills, so the entry can’t be about my favourite cooking experience.
- If you couldn’t get the hint from number 2, the entry is about my disastrous cooking experience.
This happened a long time back when all I knew how to cook was rice, omelette, instant mee, and canned food. There was some leftover spaghetti in the fridge, but no leftover sauce. I was to call Mum in the office to get instructions on how to prepare the sauce and that was what I did.
Thaw the meat out in hot water. Mix in some corn starch. Pour in the spaghetti sauce from the bottle. Add a little sesame oil for that extra fragrance. I never had the knack to know how much of something to add to make the food taste “just right.” I had to get really specific instructions. Like exactly how much water to thaw the meat out. Exactly how much of corn starch. Well, you get the idea.
So, all I remembered was everything that needed to be added in small amounts was one teaspoon. (Or so I thought.) Cooked everything as instructed. All was well until the last part, adding the sesame oil…
One teaspoon. That was how much I put in. After that, the whole sauce just smelled of sesame oil. Weird. Mind you, I couldn’t figure out what I did was wrong, but I ate whatever I cooked anyway.
That was when Sis came along and told me it was supposed to be…one drop of sesame oil. Wow, I’m such an idiot. :sweat:
Now that you’ve read my embarassing little story, go watch “Julie & Julia.”
a teaspoon of sesame oil wouldn’t make the whole
thing smell of it. I mean, my mentality of a teaspoon
would be about, 3 drops? would that really make
the whole sauce smell sesame-ish? D:
boss says: I don’t think a teaspoon of it is just 3 drops. The whole sauce just smelled of it. Serious. That’s why it should be just ONE drop.