Dec 1, 2011

Um...don't eat it

Each month I share a new recipe I've tried, something I've read and want to recommend, and something I am craving, want really need.

Eat it: Um, this should actually be called DON'T eat it. Ben and I have tried a bunch of new recipes lately and for some reason, none of them have really clicked. This one was simply the latest casualty. I'm all about full disclosure, so instead of giving you a lackluster recipe I'm going to ask you for some this month! (And in the meantime revert back to the comfort that is crock pot chicken and potatoes).
This was Potato & Watercress Soup which sounded wonderful...but definitely was not!

Read it:  The Duke and I by Julia Quinn. You know I've been reading romance novels lately, and this is one I've read before - I'm happy to report I loved it just as much the second time around! In fact, Megan, Sarah, and I have formed a romance novel book club and this is the book we chose to read first. (I can't wait to discuss it with them over tea!) The characters are wonderful, and it's okay that you don't want it to end because there's a whole series about the siblings in the family. Trust me, it's worth the read!

Need it: This raindrop print from Rachel's shop. I love that the print is of rain, but it's still so cheery - it brings a smile to my face every time I look at it! 
 (Photo courtesy of Funnelcloud)

Have you had any recipes lately that haven't turned out the way you'd like? Did you ever think raindrops could be cheerful? What have you been reading lately?

And please, share some recipes in the comments! I'm in a baking/cooking funk and I cannot have that before the holidays!

11 comments:

Megan said...

So I love that raindrop print. LOVE

Karin said...

I bought the raindrop print from Rachel and love it! I just need to figure out where I want to hang it. :)

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Oooh, I like that rain drop print! Very pretty.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Ooooh that rain drop print is really cool. Different, but cool!

Bummer the soup didn't turn out!

Zelde said...

Oh yeah, my recipes go wrong all the time. If you want some of mine that I absolutely love:

sweet: http://indigobirds.blogspot.com/2011/11/snowballs.html

savory: http://indigobirds.blogspot.com/2010/05/african-groundnute-stew.html

Vanessa said...

I hate it when a recipe doesn't turn out! Such a bummer.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Bummer about the recipe not turning out. that is so disappointing! I have had some not turn out so good, like a batch of veggie burgers I made this summer.

that print is awesome!

Suburban Sweetheart said...

Lately I'm all about quinoa. I made it hot with black beans & sriracha, & it was delicious. I made it cold with black beans, cilantro, red peppers, mangoes & red wine vinaigrette, & it was also delicious. Yesterday, I took a non-quinoa route & bought pre-marinated tofu in Jamaican Jerk seasoning with mango, red pepper & some mild hot sauce. Possibly the best thing I've ever made.

Darcie said...

Oh, sorry about the bad mix of recipes lately. I have a tendency to set the smoke detector off a lot, if that makes you feel any better!

Funnelcloud Rachel said...

Thanks so much for featuring my Raindrops print, Becky! So glad it makes you happy!

As for the recipes, here's our favorite (and super easy/quick) recipe of November: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/chicken-potpie---qfs F&W never steers us wrong and this is total comfort food!

Holly said...

Here's one of my family's favourite recipes!

Ingredients:
2 medium potatoes --diced
2 medium carrots - sliced
1 onion -chopped
2 stalks of celery - sliced
3 bay leaves
salt and pepper
1can of creamed corn
2 cans of kernal corn
4 slices bacon
3cups of milk
1cup shredded cheddar cheese

(1) CUT BACON INTO SMALL PEICES AND FRY (NOT TO HOT)IN THE POT THAT
YOU ARE MAKING THE SOUP IN. ADD THE CHOPPED ONION AND THE BAY LEAVES,
AND THE SLICED CELERY. WHEN BACON IS FAIRLY CRISP , DRAIN EXCESS FAT.
NOW ADD THE POTATOES,AND CARROTS AND COVER WITH WATER,( ABOUT 2 CUPS)
BOIL UNTIL POTATOES ARE DONE. ADD
THE CORN, BOTH KINDS THEN ADD THE MILK,( take a little of the milk
and wisk in about 2 tablespoons of flour to thicken and add to the
milk) NOW BRING TO A BOIL, WATCH THAT IT DOES NOT BOIL TO HARD THAT
IT WOULD BURN ON IN THE BOTTOM OF THE POT. ADD SALT AND PEPPER TO
TASTE. JUST BEFORE SERVING ADD THE SHREDDED CHEESE AND LET IT MELT
IN THE MIXTURE AND THEN SERVE AND IT WILL MELT IN YOUR MOUTH!

Sorry for the caps, I copied and pasted from an e-mail from my husband's grandma (it's her recipe!) - I was too lazy to re-type it.

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