Not everything that you cook is going to be a complete success. Sometimes a recipe just isn't good, or you read it wrong, or the ingredients you buy are not very tasty. Other times you try something new and it is just a complete failure. It happens to me with some amount of regularity, most recently, at Thanksgiving dinner. I made a pumpkin pie completely from scratch, but my pumpkin did not completely puree. So the pie filling was stringy and chewy. And gross. Luckily, my aunt had brought along a French silk pie from Baker's Square, so the dinner was saved! One of my favorite episodes of Friends is "The One Where Ross Got High," and it features a completely disastrous Thanksgiving dessert. I'd like to think that I would never confuse an English trifle and a shepherd's pie, but you really never know!
Season 6 - The One Where Ross Got High
Ross: That tastes like feet!
Joey: I like it!
Ross: Are you kidding?
Joey: What's not to like? Custard? Good. Jam? Good. Meat? Gooooooood.