But last night I had a major blow to my self-esteem. It seems there is at least one thing that I am just simply not good at. Wait, that's an understatement. I flat out can't do it. What is this incredibly hard task I cannot accomplish, you may ask...
Last night I wanted to make this Mexican dish that is just cheesy rice and chicken (think Is Special if you are familiar with Puerto's here in BG). I have tried it with Tostito's queso dip, but it's just a little too spicy for my taste. I've tried it with shredded Mexican cheese, but that gets all stringy. So last night I tried it with a block of Mexican cheese. I tried melting it in the microwave. Not good. I added milk. Still not good. So I put it in the skillet with the chicken. It cooked the cheese, but did not melt it. Weird, I know. I wish I had taken a picture. It was just a big blob of cooked cheese.
You would think it would be so simple. I've learned how to bake my own bread and cook chili without a mix and have even given up cream-of-anything soups (formerly a staple of all of my recipes!), but I just can't melt cheese.