So I bet you were all waiting patiently by you computer to see how I did on my test . . . Riiiiiiight.
I started to get a little nervous when I got to school. At that point, I know what I know and I can’t really change anything so I tried not to worry.
Our group started with the cooking portion. We had to cook 1 cup brown rice, 1 cup beans for a cold salad and blanch broccoli.
So I get everything going and while I’m waiting for the simmer action I notice a HUGE mistake. Before we started, I grabbed the biggest measuring cup from my bag as the biggest one is 1 cup. Well, I must have lost my 1 cup measure somewhere along the way because I realized I was using the 1/2 cup measure!!
In a panic I decided to add the remaining half cups to the pots just after they started to boil. I still managed to get the beans cooked properly but the rice was just awful. Some pieces undercooked, some overcooked and it even started to burn on the bottom.
Yes, the rice . . . The main one I have been practicing . . The same rice I made that morning!! To stab my wound deeper Jess googled how to make long grain brown rice earlier that day and sure enough my recipe came up which helped hers come out perfect.
The knife skills portion went much better. I was the first finished so I was a bit nervous that I did too many things wrong. I did make some minor mistakes but nothing tragic.
At least there was birthday cupcakes at the end for a whole slew of the class that had birthdays this week.
PS – Gluten Free cupcakes . . .
I brought home some of my test. I didn’t want to waste all those veggies.
I also took home some brown rice and black eyed peas. I figure ill freeze most of it for some future eats.
On the walk home from the train station this fizzy guy caught my eye at Jamba Juice.
I’m on a serious seltzer kick and oddly enough, a grapefruit one too. I was disappointed to find it tasted way too sweet for my liking. I could only manage a few sips. I’m not throwing it out though . . . I got plans for it.
I’m glad our test is over with even if I didn’t pass with flying colors. I can’t beat myself up, I can only learn from the mistakes. Besides, we have a mid-term coming up in a little over a month!
What kind of test taker are you?