"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave?" - Kathleen Kelly (You've Got Mail)

Monday, August 30, 2010

It's been too long!

I miss my blog and I apologize for my lack of posts these last couple weeks! I have been in the kitchen, cooking and baking as usual...but I haven't had any "blog worthy" meals lately. I was starting to fear I was losing my touch! I don't see the point in posting the recipes of the meals we didn't love, so I won't, I will just tell you about them here. A few things turned out, which I'll post later...but here are the things that didn't work:

Baked Lemon Pasta. I was really excited to make this because it was my first Pioneer Woman recipe but it just didn't work for me! I made it for some guests so I was especially bummed it didn't turn out. I'm not sure where I went wrong but the dish came out really dry :( Pretty though!

Double Bean Burritos. I can't remember where I found the recipe for this. It was simple to make, using pinto beans, black beans and a few other ingredients but I wasn't happy at all with the texture or flavor.

Spicy Black Bean Burgers. I've been dying to try black bean burritos since we started eating vegetarian and I found this really good looking recipe on Allrecipes.com that had high ratings and good reviews. These were fairly easy to make and the flavor was fabulous...but they completely fell apart! I have no idea what I did wrong, but we could hardly eat them because they were crumbling all over the place. I'll have to try different recipe next time I guess!

I made a Pineapple Upside-Down Cake for my brother-in-law's birthday party and it was a total flop....literally! It fell apart once I took it out of the pans and I managed to put it (mostly) back together but in the car ride to the party it fell apart again, even worse than before. I think it tasted alright though!

I also tried to make Hummus for the same party and found out that my tahini paste was bad, after I was finished mixing everything, ruining the entire batch! Boo!

See why I was getting scared?? That's a lot of food gone to waste. Hopefully this won't continue happening. Oh and here's a quick little update on our month of eating vegetarian: I'm loving it (cooking it so much easier and more fun!) and I plan to continue with it for sure. Randy has really enjoyed it too, believe it or not and plans on eating vegetarian like 90% of the time :) I may post more about this later....


1 comment:

  1. "Spicy Black Bean Burritos" look a lot like black bean burgers ;)

    Sorry you've had so many recipes not turn out for you! That's always a bummer...