Sunday, April 29, 2007

flop-tastic.

I tried out a new recipe tonight . . . and suffice to say, it's a total flop. I made "Toasted Millet with Parmesan" from the May 2007 issue of Cooking Light magazine. Now, I did make a couple of changes -- not having a lemon on hand for lemon juice, I used white wine vinegar, and not having fresh thyme on hand, I substituted dried fines herbes during a different stage of the recipe. The recipe description likened it to grits or polenta, both of which I love, so I thought, "yum! I have a bunch of millet to use up anyhow!" Picture:

example

The finished millet itself didn't taste like much of anything, and has a texture similar to mashed potatoes. Very strange indeed, covered in pasta sauce (my favorite way to eat polenta.) I guess I could try it again another time, as an alternative to mashed potatoes . . . but until then, I have a bunch of it leftover that I will have to figure out how to use somehow. Ugh. Wish me luck with that one.

In other news, I was very excited by everyone's comments on my last post regarding their Earth Day resolutions, and I'll post on them soon! The 2007 Living Green Expo is next weekend, (I'm planning on going,) and will include info from the fair as well as a collective Earth Day resolutions post next week.

That's all, folks. Off to pack up some pasty millet for lunch tomorrow . . . eck.

4 comments:

Shawn Powers said...

Maybe patty it up and fry it... Who knows, it might not be bad. :)

I don't very often make inedible mistakes, but one time when I was in a "make fancy hummus" streak, I was looking in the fridge for stuff to add. I had a green pepper that needed to be used, so I though, heck, throw a green pepper into the hummus, and blend it up.

It was the most horrible concoction I've ever eaten. Raw green pepper does NOT mix with hummus. It was just horrible. I did end up pitching the whole DOUBLE batch!

Good luck with the mush, trust me, it could be worse!

Courtney said...

That is too bad! Usually Cooking Light recipes turn out well, but I have had a few flops too. Hmmm...I wonder if you could make a thick soup/stew out of it by adding veggies and some stock? Good luck!

Courtney

bazu said...

Sorry about your flop! Does the texture of the millet allow you to fry it up or grill it, polenta style? Is it too savory to have for breakfast with butter/maple syrup type things? I too hate kitchen disasters like this- I'll do anything not to throw food away. ugh.

Judy said...

Every once in a while, a good cook needs a total flop of a dish to bring them back to reality.