I'll be honest: yesterday I had a culinary disaster...
My Low-Iodine Diet preparations have begun. One of my coworkers brought me her bread machine so that I can make my own bread, and yesterday I had visions of making wonderful bread, second only to my Nana's creations.
You have to realize that bread machines are for no-talent cooks. You dump in the ingredients and the machine does everything else... except for yesterday when it signaled that it was finished, and I found a mess of unmixed flour and gummy putty. It was Disappointment City.
I called Nana. I researched online to see if I had done anything wrong... How do you mess up two directions: dump, press start. Today I decided I would try it one more time before I returned it Monday.
Et voila! I have a beautiful honey loaf cooling in the kitchen...
Actually, I've been cooking all day. I've also made some individual meatloaves, salad dressing, and a sweet nut mix that's currently cooling. Tonight I'm either going to make brownies or muffins - I've not yet decided which. Maybe both.
My greatest accomplishments today have been breaking eggs without spilling the yolks. It slid just like Mom said it would, and it was so photogenic that Julia would've even been proud. I may get the hang of this kitchen-thing yet.
Most of my recipies are coming from this Low-Iodine Cookbook from the Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association. This webpage has been an excellent resource for me the last couple of months.