Let me tell you a quick story about when I was craving my grandmothers Crab Chilau (pronounced "shalla" or "Shilah", is spicy crab stew legendary in Tampa and the Florida Coast)
At the time I was trying to make Crab Chilau for a Super Bowl party with my college roommates. My hometown team the Tampa Bay Buccaneer's was making their first ever appearance in the Super Bowl. If you know anything about the Bucs you understand this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate!
I was struggling with finding the correct seasonings and making sure I didn't add too much or too little. I called my granny for tips, however, she doesn't measure, she cooks with feel and love. I found myself getting more and more frustrated with the time it took for me to get the flavor right, one little slip-up and it could ruin the entire pot...
Then something really bad happened: .... (continued below)