Monday Fail

Apologies for the barrage of cooking related posts lately. It’s just that I am currently knitting for craft fair stock. Which means endless repetitions of the same patterns, over and over and over again. Not very exciting for a knitting blog! T-minus 25 days to the first show.

So I have been taking my creativity out in my cooking. I have a whole freezer full of beef to cook! So yesterday I pulled out some sirloin tips to slow cook in the crock pot with cream if mushroom, beef stock,and veggies (carrots, onion, and celery).

Turns out your crock pot works better when it’s PLUGGED IN! (Insert string of curses here………) The husband luckily found my neglected pot and got everything on the stove and cooking away. And we managed to save dinner, sort of….

There are no photos of this dish because well it looked like……ok so I won’t tell you what it really looked like. Lets just say it resembled wet dog food. The flavored weren’t bad, but the carrots had turned everything a orangey brown and the beef was very grey. I skimmed out the meat and put the veggies and broth through the food pro. All this accomplished was a thick creamy sauce in god awful orange brown. I would note that this color change probably would have happened in crock pot anyway, sigh.

The husband and I poured the sauce over the meat and served over streamed rice. It tasted fine, I just really couldn’t get over the look of it. Food should be pretty AND tasty!

Live and learn! It was a recipe I had never tried (and probably won’t again) and I vow to always check the crock pot cord. The good news is that yesterday is gone and I get a chance to do it all again today!

I hope Monday was kinder to the rest of you!

2 thoughts on “Monday Fail

  1. Too bad on the new recipe experiment. That’s what happens when you try something new! I tried a new recipe last night too–chicken parmesean casserole, which I found on AllRecipes. It was OK. My sauce set really, really thick, and I served it with pasta, so there wasn’t really enough sauce for the pasta. And I think it was too much cheese for my liking. I might make it again in the future, but will make more sauce and add less cheese on top.

    The bad thing also about trying something new is the leftovers! We’ve got to eat this casserole twice more. I had sauce leftover, so I’m going to serve that along with it, to cut the dryness. I hope you can get through your leftovers.

    Will you post pictures when you’ve got all of your craft show stuff knitted up? I’d love to see what you’re making!

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