I mentioned during my post about making a lasagne that the sauce used could also be used for chilli and spaghetti bolognese. I love Italian food so I decided to give that a go this time. I'm pleased to report that particular experiment was a success. I knew what I was doing after all. The only problem is that, once again, I made too much. I also didn't really have a way to store the spare stuff, or make so much it would be two servings. I have some lean mince now so at least the next time I make too much it won't be absolutely awful for my waistline. Just mostly.
Over the weekend I tried another experiment but this one didn't go so well. See I also bought a lot of potatoes because the organic stuff was on offer and potatoes were the only other thing I was likely to eat. So what do you make with potatoes, eggs, and onions? That's right you make a Spanish omelette. Or you try to at least. Which is about as far as I got.
See the way you make a Spanish omelette is to grill up your vegetables and potatoes first, and then mix that in with the beaten eggs that will become the omelette. I think my first mistake was using too many vegetables. It was obvious as soon as I mixed the vegetables and the eggs that there were too many vegetables. I also overcooked them.
The real problem came when I tried to turn the omelette over and put it on the plate and I saw that the entire underside was basically charcoal black. So yeah, not all experiments succeed. But at least I tried. I took a look at a recipe and went into it thinking I could do it. I made another mistake with the potatoes yesterday too in fact. I boiled some potatoes to have with a regular omelette and forgot to prick them before putting them in the saucepan. They were in there for a good 10-15 minutes and still weren't soft.
Remember the basics people! In all things you do!