I’m good at many things.
I’m a fine pianist and I’m a great mom.
Just the other day I won a contest at a baby shower by a landslide. If you ever need someone who knows multiple nursery rhymes, I’m your girl. The other shower attendees never had a chance…
I’m a good wife (I think:) and I’m a good driver (I know!)
I’m a fair runner. I’m not fast, but I’m steady. I’m good at word games like bananagrams and scrabble.
I’m a good cook. When I’m not trying to be healthy, I’m a great cook. I’m still learning how to make awesome recipes with healthy ingredients.
Today, however, I wasn’t good. I was bad, in fact.
I wasn’t “bad” in the sense that I made some deliciously, sugary, fattening concoction that everyone loved. I was “bad” in the sense that the food I made was gross.
I’m a hot cereal girl. I love my oats, but recently have been experimenting in the mornings with brown rice, steel cut oats, even quinoa.
Today I tried masa.
I had a bag from a homemade tortilla attempt (FYI: for me, it’s cheaper, easier and tastier to purchase tortillas). The leftover masa has been sitting in my pantry, mocking me ever since.
So I tried it out. 2 cups water, 2 cups almond milk, 1 cup masa, 1 tsp maple extract, 2 TBS brown sugar, 4 servings.
It’s unfortunate that I made 4 servings. This stuff was no good. It wasn’t the flavor that bothered me, it was the texture. The mouthfeel (strange word) was…weird. It was very baby food-esque. I do not eat pumpkin pie for that very reason.
I dumped some blueberries on top for some more texture and I ate a serving.
Maybe “disaster” is too harsh a word. Should my title have been Masa Hot Cereal Set Back? Masa Hot Cereal Disappointment?
1. Have you tried this technique/recipe before? Any tips?
2. I’m thrifty. What do I do with the other 3 servings? Dump it? Eat it? Sneak it into cookies and serve them to Matty B…?