From time to time, I like to share recipes here. However, that involves cooking and eating whatever it is first. And sometimes that step doesn't go as well as I hope! I thought you'd like to hear about some of my more recent cooking failures . .
First up - Red Lentil Risotto. Sounds yummy, right? I have tons of lentils that sit in their jars and mock me during the summer months because the only time I eat lentils is in soup. They're so healthy (and a good source of protein) so I want to try to learn some new ways of preparing them. This recipe seemed like a great place to start. It started out looking so cheery in the pot:
But quickly turned to a less appetizing lentil mush:
It tasted . . okay, but texture was tough to ignore. I (grudgingly) ate it, but won't be making lentil risotto again.
Next up - I tried to create a healthy-ish spin on Campbell's Creamy Chicken and Noodles. I switched out the Campbell's cream of chicken for a new brand's cream of broccoli (without taste testing - my first mistake!). And since I wanted some vegetables mixed in with the pasta rather than chicken, I threw in a bag of this new stuff I found at the grocery store, rainbow salad:
I should've known better than to try two new foods at once. This dish looked even worse than my alien stew, and all I could taste was broccoli. Don't get me wrong, I love broccoli, but this was too.much.broccoli. I never want to eat this again, but if I had to, maybe some more spices would help. Or changing the soup to alfredo sauce. Cheese makes everything better.
And last but not least - a recipe I've made a million times (chocolate chip cookies off the back of the chocolate chip bag) and still managed to mess up! I didn't chill the dough and my husband accidentally turned the oven off while they were baking.
Somehow, we managed to choke these down. ;)
Cooked anything awful lately? :)