And then my first batch of aioli failed.  I’ve made aioli before, but for some reason it wouldn’t emulsify.   I thought about how the Steelers had lost their past four games, but here against the Browns they were going to try again and I changed my theme and attempted the aioli again.

I wanted to talk about failure and picking yourself back up and trying again.  And again.  And again.  And again.  And even though it didn’t work the first few times, you try again.  Four stabs at the aioli and it still was not coming together.  Tried again with a different whisk, an immersion blender and a food processor.  None worked. Was this my losing streak to match the Steelers four-game slide?

Aioli wasn’t going to defeat me this week.  I got a fresh carton of eggs and tried again.

This batch of aioli? Perfection.  You keep going and eventually just like magic you can combine oil, garlic and egg.