Chicken tikka masala: 5
It was reasonably good, but not stunningly so. Then again, how bad can something be that contains a carton of heavy cream and a stick of butter, plus tasty spices? The running joke around my office is that crack is one of the ingredients of the sauce. I didn't quite manage that level of can't-stop-eating-it good, but it was pretty damned decent for a first effort. I'm happy with the base recipe, and now it's time to tweak.
The first batch was way overcooked. The second batch was just slightly overcooked. The third was the best, but it was just a hair undercooked. I can see this is going to take some practice.
People who know me know that I shouldn't be left alone in a kitchen without first-aid-trained adult supervision. I managed not to cut myself at all, and scored only very minor burns when I reached for a pan that had just been taken out of a broiling oven. No cuts and no blisters is actually a bit above expectation.
In other news, this having cable thing is weird. How can I have 82,319 channels and there's nothing on?