It's easy to get the impression from a blog that every creation always turns out perfectly, every project works, every experiment is a success. After all, we only take photos of the food that looks nice, and ignore the meals that were less than interesting. No one wants to admit to kitchen disasters (but we love watching them happen on Masterchef).
In the interests of honesty and to dispel any misguided ideas that I'm some sort of "super mum", I present to you today's disaster. It started out as off-cut beef ribs that I found super cheap, roasted up with soy and five spice. Then they went back into the oven for a reheat and to make them stickier.
Fate had other ideas. The baby rolled onto his tummy tonight - a milestone he's been working on for a couple of weeks. Walking into the room and seeing him lying on the floor, propped up on his little arms with a big grin on his face banished all thoughts of the beef ribs from my mind....until I started to smell the smoke!
PS - if this happens, the best thing to do is pour over some boiling water while the dish is still hot - all that burnt stuff will dissolve off the bottom and it'll be much easier to clean.