On Tuesday, I made a second meal for John and I, thanks to my mom who provided the ingredients.
For my second meal I decided to use my deep-covered baker and make this recipe:
I knew the meal would be more time consuming, so once we got home from YMI, I told John to eat a snack while I got the food ready. It took me about an hour to make the meal. The recipe said I should have taken 45 minutes, but I end up going slower due to my “not really knowing what I’m doing” -ness.
John opted to practice clarinet while I made the meal.
- Gruyere is a great-tasting cheese that SMELLS AWFUL. John and I agreed that we would substitute another cheese for it. We’ll try Parmesan cheese next time.
- Pay attention to the sauce! I got distracted by grating the cheese and burnt the flour and milk base. It starting boiling and I burnt my arm pretty good when it popped out onto me. I started screaming for John to help me over his clarinet playing. Luckily, he heard me, and helped finish grating while I ran my arm under cold water and spooned out the burnt part. It was fine, but next time I will pay much closer attention.
John and I both liked the meal as a whole despite the smelliness of it. The leftovers are almost gone now, so overall meal = success.