I almost named this Foodie Friday Fail. But that’s not quite accurate, so I didn’t. See, I hardly ever have an epic fail in the kitchen. I can almost always fix the disaster into something that might not be an all-time favorite (although sometimes it can be), but is at least edible and somewhat yum. But this week I’m experimenting. More than usual.

This week I’ve been working on making goat cheese. I’ve never made cheese before, but as you (might) know, I love cheese. And in Genesis, Cassandra makes goat cheese, but one of my crit partners *cough* Brenda Pandos *cough* not only challenged me on how Cassandra could bake bread without an oven, but she also challenged me on how Cassandra could make cheese in the situation she was in. Because cheese generally needs to age at least three months. And I thought, Hmm, I think goat cheese is different. But I wasn’t sure and looked it up. To my relief, it (and other soft cheeses such as ricotta) are different – they can actually be made in a couple of hours.

So I’ve been experimenting with making goat cheese and I thought I was doing it wrong and this was an epic fail. It turns out I was doing it right, but it took a couple of extra hours to realize that. I wanted to share with you a final product, but…that will have to wait. Because the successful best batch is drying right this very moment and will take another couple of hours.

By then I have to get ready for my son’s Homecoming football game (we’ve been on the road for six weeks so we’re all excited for a real homecoming!) and you will probably be getting ready for your Friday night and weekend, too. Halloween parties, anyone? So I’ll share more about this next week.

In the meantime, be sure to check out the latest Genesis Release Tour posts, including a scary story starring Alexis, Tristan and Owen! How does that even relate to Genesis? Read it and you’ll see.

Have a good weekend! See you on spook day!

Recent tour stops:

Talking about religion in Ancient Greece at Books Read and Makeup Done – http://www.booksnmakeup.com/

Interview at All Things Books – http://speedyreader-allthingsbooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/interview-with-kristie-cook-author-of.html

Interview at Taking It One Book at a Time – http://takingitonebookatatime.blogspot.com/2011/10/interview-giveaway-kristie-cook.html

Character names and their meanings at The Indie Elite – http://theindieelite.blogspot.com/2011/10/genesis-release-tour-with-kristie-cook.html

The role of women at A Simple Love of Reading – http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/2011/10/genesis-release-tour-with-kristie-cook.html

The landscapes of Greece at Book Reader Addicts – http://bookreaderaddictsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2011/10/genesis-by-kristie-cook-blog-stop-and.html

Haunted Halloween scary story with Alexis, Tristan and Owen – http://alifeboundbybooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/haunted-halloween-2011-guest-post_28.html

Tomorrow (Saturday) I talk about pets in Ancient Greece – http://www.kearytaylor.blogspot.com/