12 May 2008

Seriously Bad Karma

I found this recipe for butternut squash risotto not too long ago, and we've had it twice. Today made the third time. Only, well, I may have let it burn really badly. Too badly to even bother trying to eat it.

And now our flat reeks. Worse than burnt popcorn. Worse than everything.

Then something came to my mind about boiling vinegar, so I am doing that right now. And yet, the only thing I can smell now is vinegar. Very strongly.

I really don't know which is worse.

1 comment:

Science Teacher Mommy said...

I have to admit, I'm kind of coveting your seminary calling. I have always wanted to do this, but have only subbed a few times. With kids and a contemplation to eventually go back to my career, I think my timing will forever be off.

When I had been a missionary for well over a year, I had a sister nearly as "old" say to me, "You are so lucky to know your scriptures and the discussions so well." I was incredulous. Luck? Luck has very little to do with gaining knowledge. I agree completely that I've been blessed with a great capacity to read and learn and concentrate, but real knowledge only comes by intense study at a great sacrifice. You will pay a great price over the next months to know the gospel, but it will be worth it. Absolutely. And it will not be luck that gets you there.

As for the smell? Open the windows? Forever?