Thursday, September 25

Recipe Disasters....

Do you ever have any of these....I am hoping I am not alone!! LOL LOL Did you ever get so excited that you found a new recipe in a book or magazine and the picture looked so delicious...you just had to make it? Well, I have to tell you this happens to me quite a bit!! I am always up for trying a new recipe out...something new to add to the dinner rotation is always a good thing!!

So a few weeks ago I received the new Kraft magazine in the mail and while browsing through I saw 2 dinner meals that looked like they would be easy and yummy to try. The first one I tried was the Pork Chops with Apples and Stuffing. It looked very good in the picture...as it did when I took the one I made out of the oven....the problem was in the flavor....or lack there of. It was lacking flavor....and let me tell you baked pork chops are not very tasty...and are a bit chewy as well!! I was a bit bummed.....and we ended up eating grilled cheese for dinner that night.

A few night later...I tried another first-time for me recipe. This time it was the Chicken Bruschetta Bake......also from the Kraft magazine. The entree' also looked very good when I took it out of the oven as in the picture in the magazine...the problem here was it was very dry!!!! Like the recipe was missing some sauce or something, needed a bit of moisture. Once again for dinner that night we ate egg sandwiches. Another recipe trial that was a bust!!

This was the Bruchetts Bake going into the oven.


I do love to try new recipes...but do you ever feel like you are not only wasting your ingredients, but also your time and energy?? I guess how would I know it would not be good unless I tried, right?? I always make sure to read the reviews....but that is even difficult to go by...as people give the recipe a4.5 stars and took out a few ingredients and added in a few others to alter the recipe........One lesson I did learn for these two recipes disasters...was that I will not cook with stuffing unless it is part of Thanksgiving dinner ever again!! LOL LOL


3 comments:

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Meghan said...

Thanks for the critique of the Pork recipe from the mag.
I almost made it the other night but didn't have stuffing so we just had shake & bake.

Hmm...now I wonder if I should bother making it??