waffles and cream

I feel like my mojo is off these past two weeks.

First of all, last week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Waffles and Cream, was a decided miss. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? Seriously! I love waffles. I love cream. How could I possibly screw this one up? But I did. My first batch simply curdled in the bowl before I even got a chance and my second batch made it into the waffle iron and came out greasy. Not an endearing trait when it comes to waffles.

To top it all off my husband forgot his years of training and, when I turned my back to look for the camera, started eating the waffle I had just set up for pictures. So, as you can see, with a corner missing…


Which brings us to this week’s recipe, Salmon Tartar. First off, I should mention that I was super excited about this recipe. I loved every single ingredient in this dish and it sounded like a sure-fire winner going in.

That is, until I did something supremely stupid. After returning from my shopping trip I went straight into the kitchen to start unpacking my groceries. I took all of the perishables out of my bag and started to put them away, and then the phone rang. I’m guessing you can see where this story is going.

Two hours later I returned to the kitchen to find that the salmon was the ONLY item which hadn’t made it into the fridge. It still felt cool to the touch and if I had been planning to serve it cooked, I probably would not have worried about it. But raw? I’ve had food poisoning once in my life before and that it an experience one does not quickly forget, so, what to do?

IMG_3570So, I cooked the darn thing, cubed it up, and otherwise served the recipe as instructed. The entire time grouchy, grouchy, grouchy that I wasn’t getting to try the true tartar. I thought that the end result was good, my husband thought it was okay, not great. So there you have it.

If you happen to run into my mojo, could you please send it back my way? I’m going to need it over the next few weeks.


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15 Responses to waffles and cream

  1. Sorry I can’t help you with any mojo, looking for mine too…. But hey, two more down….

  2. Oh, no!!! I think we’ve all lost our mojo along the way—I think yours will be back next week!!! xo

  3. Ei says:

    The amount of butter used to make 4 waffles stopped me in my tracks when i thought of making this the other day. It just doesn’t seem necessary. Sorry they came out greasy. Bummer!

  4. Well you’ll just have to make the tartare again! It really was delicious…however, my fish eater didn’t like it! He thought the lime flavor too prominent…what does he know? I found the waffles light, and pretty good…but not the best recipe I’ve ever made. Both of your dishes look terrific…sorry you were having a bad week!

  5. I’ve had those weeks when the blender exploded and I got burned by one of Dorie’s delicious soups and my immersion blender shocked me….Spring is here you’ll get your mojo back. Food poisoning is something you never forget… wise move on cooking the salmon.

  6. Mary Hirsch says:

    Okay, does this help? When I returned to Aspen, I stopped by the local grocery store to pick up a few things. Well, the few things were more than few and I ended up carrying the two bags and a quart of milk to my car. When I unloaded the car, I brought in the two bags. I wish I could claim that I was interrupted by a phone call but I just forgot about the damn milk. The next morning I was all set to pour milk on my cereal and could not find it. Light bulb moment. I ran down to the car and realized it was well-hidden with my CD’s in a storage space. No excuse. I did bring it up to the condo and considered for about 5 seconds, drinking it. Couldn’t do it it. Felt stupid. Your story made me feel better. (Does that help?) With your husband forgetting that pictures ALWAYS come before the Right to Eat, I can’t help you!!! Both of your pictures look very appetizing and I think you made a great recovery with the salmon. I also had Food Poisoning in college, a very long time ago, and do not ever forget how sick I was. I just Fed Ex’d some Mojo. I have a little extra. Should receive it tomorrow.

  7. trevorsisboom says:

    Mojo! I loved the comment about years of training! My husband now always asks before taking that first bite. He doesn’t want the wrath of a Dorista who didn’t yet get the photograph!

  8. betsy says:

    The waffles look so good that I understand how your husband forgot himself and took a bite before the photo. I felt so disappointed about your forgetting to put the salmon in the refrigerator because it was great with the raw. Hope you get to try it again.

  9. hawley32 says:

    I think it is hysterical that your husband ate the waffles before you took the picture, mine would do the same!! I too cooked the salmon, but by choice- I love the presentation in the glasses.

  10. Cakelaw says:

    I like your waffle photo – it’s an action shot. Agh, that’s a shame about the salmon – but it looks lovely cooked too.

  11. Nana says:

    Love the photo of the waffle, makes everything seem real. Your salmon looks good, I’m sorry I didn’t cook mine.

  12. dulceshome says:

    Your dishes look delicious! And I think we have ALL had the sad, unloading the groceries experience! And with fish too! But your dish did turn out to be pretty. So I’m happy you recovered. And I would have just thought you chose an “action-shot” for your waffle! 🙂 Nicely done!

  13. Cher says:

    Yes, I think my peeps have learned to ask if pictures need to be taken before eating. 🙂 I do think your waffle picture worked out fine, though.
    My kitchen mojo is in hiding right now – perhaps, both of ours are hanging out together somewhere and have become great friends.

  14. Emily says:

    but hey! I do think that picture of your waffles with a corner missing is FAB! always great to have our FFwD dishes much appreciated by our spouses! I too had misses with perishables and fridges!

  15. Karen says:

    Some weeks are like that… If you have a chance, try the tartare again with raw salmon – I thought it was wonderful! I chuckled at the thought of your husband digging into the waffle too soon!

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