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:
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.