I have not failed. I've just found (the 1st of ) 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas Edison*
My husband always give a brilliant face whenever he likes his food. He is very expressive at that and sadly, vice-versa. And with his long face at the dinner table a couple of nights ago, I knew immediately I'm in trouble.
Me : What do you think hun?
H: I didn't know what to expect. I thought it's salpicao.
Me: Well, I was aiming for salpicao.
That night, I sort of experimented in the kitchen with the sirloin beef I thawed earlier. Feeling ko kasi kaya ko na without looking up the recipe. Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and 2 bulbs of garlic should do the trick, I told myself bravely as I recount the savory taste of salpicao I had that morning in Chocolate Kiss. Long story short, we were left with a huge serving of leftover that might end up as dog food if I keep it in the fridge as is.
The next day my husband asked me what's for dinner and I told him - beef salpicao! He begged me not to serve it (underlying to serve it to the dogs instead). As in ganong level. Little did he know I already Googled the recipe and found out I only need to do a few things to adjust the taste.
Batch # 2 (rework): Set aside the garlic. Fry the beef with butter then add about 2 tbsp of soy sauce and Worcestershire. Ohh my, amoy palang patok na! After the meat absorbed the sauce, mix the meat with garlic and olive oil.
So, what's the verdict that night - Sold out!
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.