Friday, March 8, 2013

Photo Shoot Gone Bad

One of my goals this year is to waste less food. I like to cook, but cooking for two presents a few problems. Leftovers. Always leftovers. I had some sticky rice in the fridge from a meal earlier in the week. I was so proud of myself--I was actually going to turn this rice into Ham Fried Rice. I had everything in the fridge for this tasty dish.
Since it was to be a  main dish it was full of veggies, meat and eggs. I checked the 450 posts on my blog and realized I had not posted Ham Fried Rice. It really isn't a recipe it's a clean out the fridge dish. It's different every time I make it. It's a method that I wanted to share.
I assembled the ingredients and took a great photo. Then I noticed the bottle of Soy Sauce was almost empty so I wanted to fill it (I purchase Soy Sauce by the gallon at Costco). I take my photos by a big west facing window. Below the window is a shelf with dishes on it. If the dished are stacked just right I can balance a cutting board on top and take my photo. Yes it is precarious but it works--most of the time. As I removed the bottle of soy sauce the center of gravity changed and it all came tumbling down. It crashed to the floor. Eggs smashed, a treasured dish broke, mushrooms rolled and very sticky rice was everywhere.
I made Crustless Ham and Artichoke Quiche instead and I left the mess for my sweet hubby to take care of. So Ham Fried Rice is on hold.


Kayte said...

Oh, no...losing a treasured dish is the worst part! When I first saw the photo I thought what a wonderful photo it was and then I scrolled down and thought, "Uh oh...." Actually it is a bit of comfort to know things like this happen in other people's kitchens as well. :-) I will stay tuned for the ham fried rice!

Rebekah said...

awww, so disappointing to have a huge mess AND lose a favorite dish. Sorry. :( Sounds like you made a good recovery with dinner plans, though.

Deb A said...

Oh no Cindy! As the motto says - try, try again! Have a good (better) week, Deb

Julie said...

Oh no! I am always afraid of this happening to me. It's come pretty close to happening before but luckily, I somehow was able to catch the falling food before it actually fell to the floor. The Crustless Quiche that you made sounds like it was a great replacement, though. :)

Have a wonderful week and thanks again for stopping by Marvelous Mondays tonight.

Grandma Scott said...

So Sorry, But I am so glad that most of the "Photo Shoots" work, you keep me wanting to cook good "Stuff"

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch said...

I've been there one too many times! Good thing you had a back up dinner plan and hubby came to save the day!
Have a fabulous week!