I saw this gluten-free "Asian Helper" in the grocery store the other day and I thought I'd try it out. You mix it with pre-cooked chicken, let it simmer, and then scramble a couple of eggs in the pan.
Um, yeah. That didn't work out. It turned out like a mushy risotto--not fried rice. I promise, for once, I actually followed the directions perfectly so I'm giving this one a thumbs down. Luckily I did make some roasted broccoli on the side so that made the meal tolerable.
How do you redeem a so-so dinner? By making a yummy dessert, of course! I looked up a new recipe for nutella cookies---if there's nutella as an ingredient it can't be all that bad, right? I won't bother with the recipe (they really weren't great) but here were the ingredients:
I make two kinds of cookies: some chewy and gooey (for hubs) and some crispy and flat (for me)--that's why some of them are different sizes!
We started eating them and I asked hubs what he thought. He NEVER complains about food. He knows better than to criticize anything if he wants me to keep making him yummy stuff! But in this case, apparently, "they don't really taste like anything." Yeah, not a good description of a cookie. They were very plain tasting, and not sweet at all somehow. I decided to toss them back into the oven at a low temperature for 30 minutes--and they turned into biscotti! I had another one today, and it was perfect with a cup of tea. So lesson of the day: when life gives you lemons (or bad cookies)---turn them into biscotti!
I guess all that sub-par food still did it's job to fuel me today for the long run. I hit up the treadmill and it felt so nice on my legs after a past week of trails! I did 10.5 miles in 98 minutes (9:20 pace) and felt great afterwards. Success!
If you have a food disaster, will you try to salvage it, eat it anyway, or toss it out?
I really hate tossing anything out, but every once in a while you have to. I tried a rice pasta about a year ago that literally fell apart while cooking---terrible. I had to throw it away and make sandwiches!
What are your favorite kind of cookies?
Shortbread cookies are AMAZING. I really don't like chewy cookies. Anything crispy/crunchy is a real winner for me--I'm the girl who will eat all the burned ones!