Friday Food Round-Up!

This week = another two dinner week.

On Sunday, Marcus was at the Packer’s game so I retreated to Mom and Dad’s for dinner.  We had originally planned to do a dinner on Thursday, but we all know that where satisfying a seafood craving is concerned, other things cease to exist.

Will next week be 100% better?  I’m not entirely sure.  But I think that it won’t be for a lack of trying.

Monday – Tandoori Chicken from Great, Easy Meals with Trader Joe’s Baingan Bharta (Eggplant Curry), Rice, Garlic Naan and Broccoli

What didn’t make it into the picture was the delicious cilantro-yogurt sauce meant to top the chicken.  But it did make it onto our plates and Thank God for small mercies – it made an already delicious meal even more incredible.

After forgetting the cucumber salad in the fridge for another dish, I had no desire to repeat that experience.

This week I pulled out a stop that I haven’t in a while – we supplemented our main dish with a frozen entree.  Basically, I wasn’t sure if we were going to have enough food to create lunches for both of us.  Since the Baingan Bharta had been in the freezer for ages (I can’t remember when we bought it), I decided it was time that we reminded ourselves of why we even brought it home in the first place.

Verdict = After we tasted it, I put it on the shopping list because I could see this being a really easy winter entree when one of us is home alone.

Tuesday – Ham Chicken Sausage and Cheese Pan Souffle from Great, Easy Meals

Like most everything else that comes out of our kitchen, this meal was delicious.

But we will never, ever make it again.

Why?  For all of the time-intensive insanity of making a souffle, chopping and pre-cooking all of the things and then baking it all together, the effort wasn’t really worth the end result.  After chowing down, Marcus and I agreed we would both be much happier if we were to roast the potatoes, stir-fry the peppers/mushrooms/meat/onions and then action soft-fried eggs over them.

It would lower the pan count and simplify, well, everything.

From a superficial standpoint, it would probably look nicer.

What’s the most recent recipe failure you’ve struggled through?


3 responses to “Friday Food Round-Up!

  1. I’m not really sure I’ve had any recipe failures lately, but that’s only because I’ve been sticking to very simple foods that don’t need recipes 🙂

  2. I undercooked something the other day, but that’s the extent of my fail. Just threw it back on the stove and all was well. My fails are usually from baking, the science of it mystifies me.

  3. I made a coconut chicken curry pasta thingy that was really good, but no where near the effort required. 2 hours of prep better knock our socks off. 😉

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