Monday, March 31, 2008

Not BAD, just bad

I'm trying to do more cooking on weeknights these days (in the vain hope that someday we'll break our takeout habit) and am meeting with results that, while far less hysterically awful than previous attempts at culinary perfection, are just...not good. Tonight's dinner was a case in point. A crock pot recipe for cashew chicken that should have been good. Chicken, broth, snow peas, bamboo shoots, cashews, what's not to like? Okay, so it took four hours to cook and I didn't start it until after 5:00. And, okay, I may have forgotten to make the rice until after 9:30, but who cares. Homemade cashew chicken! Good!

It was the blandest, boring-est, waste-of-calories-est meal I've ever eaten. Total disappointment, especially for poor Juan who put in a 16 hour day at the hospital only to come home to crappy food and a wife who wouldn't STFU about how much dinner sucked.

So, in case any of you were wondering whether or not I still suck at all things domestic, the answer is yes. Yes, I do.


MJ said...

The real question is....did you remember to grate cheese all over it? Cheese is always a quick fix in all of my culinary failures. ;)

M said...

LOL - most "Chinese" veggies have too much water in them to make it in the crockpot! I think you can solidly blame this one on whatever website, cookbook, recipe you gleaned it from. ALL THEIR FAULT.

(You can chop them on the weekend, put them in the freezer until the weeknight and toss them in a pan to stir-fry for a fast dinner.)

Those crunchy chow-mein noodles are the cheese equivalent for Chinese food!

Love your Domestic Goddess posts. It happens to the all of us!