After over 40 yrs of home cooking, I still find myself realizing things I’ve overlooked or done wrong all along. The latest was the other day when making 3 quarts of soup. It cooked down too far, so I added some water to the bowl before eating the first portion. Later, I was just about to pour a few cups of water into the cooled pot before portioning out freezer containers when I stopped myself. Freezing it as is would save always-needed space. I grew up on cans of condensed soup but the concept just never made it past the blood-brain barrier.
I rarely use more than one oven rack at a time. The surplus on used to be in the topmost slot, so that I routinely burned one or another of my forearms when putting things into the hot oven or removing them. It took me probably 20 yrs of cussing before I moved it to the bottom slot.
Anyone want to share confessions?