You're an accomplished cook.
You have a discerning palate.
You author a food blog touted by one and all.
Is there something on your holiday table that makes you, well, cringe?
Blush with embarrassment?
Do you walk to the table, spot an old family tradition and silently groan in pain…before sneaking a big forkful into your mouth?
Are you willing to share with the rest of us?
We all make an effort to put our best fork forward this time of year, writing unique and flavorful recipes with perfectly posed photos.
But wouldn't you like to know everybody's dirty little secrets? Would you be willing to share yours in exchange?
You all know the foods I'm talking about.
There are the recipes that only have 4 words in the directions: Open cans. Combine. Heat.
There are the foods that we've tried to update to resounding boos and hisses by the entire clan. You know, that absolutely fabulous Cranberry, Lemon Grass and Ginger Chutney you made one year…and all the family wanted was the one where you open both ends of the can, push it out in still perfect 'can shape' and slice?
Take a break from the serious business of cooking for the holidays.
Sometime between now and December 28th do a wee post exposing the skeletons in your own culinary closet.
Photos absolutely not necessary and probably wouldn't be available anyway. I mean, why would you take a picture of it? It's not like you'll EVER forget.
Recipes optional – you can pretend that you don't know. Change the names of the actual chef to protect your reputation.
Stories appreciated. Disasters a bonus!
Let's all give each other something to smile, laugh, and commiserate about during these hectic weeks.
I once ruined the Green Bean Casserole with the addition of (gasp) thyme! On another occasion I omitted the bacon from the rutabagas and added sherry….for shame!!!! (Think about it for a second: I ruined the ruties! Some would simply say 'Duh!')
The rules are the usual:
Write the post for "Skeletons in the Pantry" (feel free to use the Ruty Banner)
Include a link to me (Thyme for Cooking)
Send me an email with the permalink (thyme2 dot kate at gmail dot com)
You do NOT have to have a blog to share
your shame the fun. Leave your secret in a comment or send it to me in an email and I'll post it for you.
I'll do periodic round-ups to keep us all smiling, (with links back to your post) with the complete one on December 30th.
Come on, tell us! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! We won't snicker …Promise!
Okay…not a lot!