Saturday, June 16, 2007
I have been a Martha fan since her PBS days. I've always enjoyed being inspired to create all kinds of "good things". Well, tonight I have to say old Martha let me down.
Once a month my husband has the boys over and I prepare a small feast. Every now and then I like to try something new. For dinner tonight the hubby flipped through the current issue of "Everyday Food" and picked the recipe that was featured on the cover (Pork kabobs with Ginger/Pineapple rice). Seemed easy enough, no complicated ingredients, I'll give it a try. It was awful. There was no flavor at all. I even tried to kick it up a bit, but no use. One of the guys asked "what kind of meat is this?" Not a good sign.
I hate when you put all that time into a dish and it is such a flop. It really says something when there is food left (usually these guys lick their plates clean- I wish I wasn't exaggerating) About a 1/3 of the kabobs are still waiting to be eaten. Maybe the late night munchies will kick in and they will be gone when I wake up, but I'm not counting on it.
This was my first recipe out of "Everyday Food" and now I'm a little leery. Anyone else have this experience? I am hoping this was a fluke, because a lot of the other recipes look so good. Oh well, live and learn :0)