The lesson, btw, is just jump.
Just cleaned the last dishes of the year. Saute pan, sauce pan, and pasta pot. One large plate. One juice glass. One small plate. One fork and one knife. One slotted spoon and one wooden spoon/spatula.
It was wild mushroom and lamb ragu over some wild mushroom ravioli from Trinacria. Trinacria did their job. Flawlessly. Something was amiss with the ragu. I think it was old mushrooms more than operator error.
But it was a reminder that it doesn't always work out the way you want it to. But I'll keep cooking, and probably keep a pretty good average of 'better' dishes. I think the leftover macaroni and cheese, fried chicken, and ham that was devoured all over the Avenue was a kind indication that the little old lady trapped inside me does, in fact, have more recipes to share with this particular geek.
Happy New Year to all the Geek-lets, Geek-ettes, and just plain regular 'folk reading.
And if you're looking for another lession...just keep punching...
Travel where you can. Eat what's put in front of you.
And if you have the time, share the story w/ a pal or two.