Recipe for Disaster

I have been trying once a week to post one of my favorite recipes or meals on the blog but sometimes things do not always go according to plan. 

I consider myself to be pretty good in the kitchen. I am not saying this in a braggadocios way, I just know that it is one of my strengths and it is fine to admit your strengths! 

The other day I was not making a recipe to share on the blog but was making a normal dinner for Travis and I. I had PLANNED on having one of my favorite meals, spaghetti squash spaghetti and homemade focaccia bread. 

I knew when I got home from work I needed to start the bread so it would have time to rise before it went into the oven. I followed the recipe step by step and placed it to rise with a damp towel over it. Then I stabbed the spaghetti squash a couple times, rubbed a little oil on it and placed it on a cookie sheet in the oven to roast. *Side note- this is a super easy way to cook a spaghetti squash instead of trying to slice it and then cook, all while trying not to slice yourself with the knife because spaghetti squash are so damn hard.*

When it was time to put the bread in the oven, I went to pull off the towel and half of the dough was stuck to it, making the bread skimpy and also the towel a mess. *Another side note- If this happens you want to try and get the dough off as soon as possible and wash, otherwise you are going to have a yeasty, sour smelling mess.* I thought I could salvage the bread so I decided to bake it anyway.

Next came the sauce. Travis is a mountain man and loves being a hunter-gather, I was using homemade Italian sausage made from wild game. Generally I love wild game meat but sometimes it can have a really "gamey" taste and unfortunately this package of sausage did. I thought maybe the spaghetti sauce would mask the taste and it did slightly but not enough for my liking. Another fail.

Terrible photos for a terrible meal.
I pulled the spaghetti squash out of the oven and it had not steamed or cooked inside because I did not have my oven hot enough since I was trying to bake bread at the same time, so now we didn't have anything to put the sauce on unless I made noodles. Then came the bread, it never browned because I was being too lazy to move my oven rack back up the middle. It tasted okay but was not something I wanted to waste calories on.

This is usually what a spaghetti squash usually looks like BEFORE it is cooked. 

Is that raw? Nahh, this is just what happens when you
do not put your rack on the right level.
By the time Travis came in for dinner I was pretty much over the whole dinner. He said we would just go out to eat. We tried going to our favorite Chinese restaurant but they were closed (come on!!!), so we ended up eating at a truck stop diner and I ate my emotions in chili cheese fries, which I then totally regretted later.

Next week I plan on having an actual recipe for you but I wanted to share my epic fail this week. At least the smoke alarm did not go off. 

What is the worst meal you ever made?