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Friday, February 19, 2010

What have you been eating?

This week we had  the Cheddar Cauliflower Soup and  Inside-Out Lasagna from my new Eating Well recipes list.

The soup was surprisingly good!  I really enjoyed it for dinner, and the recipe makes "four servings" that are very generous.  Unfortunately, I'm not a natural left-overs person, and now that it's several days later, I think the fate of our soup is to be a one serving meal.  Pretty specific and surprisingly strong (but good!) taste.  I'm not sure I can convince my taste-buds to go for it again.  Our 4 year old (who loves broccoli) ate half her bowl.  2 year old brother did not, but tried it twice, so there's some hope there.  I think the fact that I used Cracker Barrel Vermont Cheddar, and he got to sprinkle some on top helped my cause with him.

The pasta was not our favorite.  I have to admit, I'm not a fan of mushrooms to begin with, but I was willing to try them again.  I also wanted to introduce our children to something new, wrapped up in some of their favorite shaped pasta.  This was not a success.  The sauce was bland (it's a can of Italian Diced tomatoes, really), and the 3 TBS(!) of ricotta blopped on each serving looked pretty, but made the pasta cold, gritty and unappealing.  The kids fished out the pasta, the adults grimaced through the meal.  Dinner Fail.  Oh well, can't win 'em all.

On a happier note, I grilled hamburgers outside again last night.  Ate them so quickly, I didn't even get a picture, but, boy, that goes a long way towards fighting off the Mid-Feburary in Minnesota Blues.  It didn't even bother me when the propane tank ran out just as I was putting the burgers on.  I had an extra, and the grill was still hot.  I also had to laugh at myself a little bit when I realized I  was out on our deck, standing on the ice, in my tee shirt, grilling.

So - What have YOU been eating this week?  Any successes this week? Anything require a #dinnerfail on your Twitter feed like me?


  1. THIS post is awesome, cuz a) it demonstrates a #FAIL. So many people don't wanna post that stuff, but I think it's the most relatable; and b) the visual of you, on ice, in a t-shirt, running out of propane is *priceless*!!! (How smart are YOU guys, keeping extra propane around?! Sheer GENIUS!!!)

  2. I haven't had a dinner fail in a while but we had a massing dessert fail. My husband found a recipe for an ice box Irish Cream and Guiness cheesecake.

    I knew right away something was amiss when it said you'd only have to crush 1 cup of cookies to make the crust.

    You don't really bake it at all, you just sort of evaporate off some of the water in the booze making it more potent, adding lots of sugar then mixing in some gelatin to let it harden.

    Long story short, giant massive fail. It didn't set so it was like having a pudding made up out of booze and some ginger snaps.

    We threw most of it out.

  3. I love this 'no picture' idea, for when you have none. I'm stealing that.