Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Pink in the Morning

It's not overly visible from this cruddy cell phone camera photo, but the sky was full of hazy pinks and oranges this morning when I let the dogs out. And that means one thing... rain is coming.

Which must be why I have an awful headache. So I'm going to make this quick.

Last night for dinner I made something that seemed like it would be good, but in fact was not. I took a little one-pound pumpkin and cut it open, de-seeded it, chopped it up and peeled the skin from the pieces, tossed with olive oil, salt, freshly ground black pepper, and a seasoning blend made with cumin, coriander, chili powder, paprika, cinnamon, allspice, cardamom, cayenne and ground cloves. Sounds pretty good, doesn't it? I thought so, too.

After about 45 minutes in the oven at 350*F, it was almost done. I grabbed a small piece to taste and... yuck. Not good. So I drizzled the whole mess with agave nectar and added freshly grated nutmeg over all.

That helped a little, but it still isn't what I would call tasty. I ate it anyway, alongside a little steak, which was absolutely delicious. And I didn't even cook it--friends sent me home with it on Sunday!

So tell me--if you cook something that you plan to blog, and it turns out a flop, do you blog about it anyway?


Anonymous said...

Loved your story - you should have left out the cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg! That's where your destiny failed you - the only other advice we can offer is to upgrade your cellphone to more megapixels, clearer pics. make for bigger chuckles!

Mrs. W said...

Thanks for the tip--I'll try a different spice combination next time, for certain!

I have a better digital camera, but my Mr.W has it with him on a business trip until Tuesday... so then I'll have more mega-pixels at my disposal for better photos. (Yay)

Ann said...

Yes, I do. And you can read about my latest Big Mistake at trhe link... :-)

You have my complete sympathetic understanding.

Mrs. W said...

I have created a special index category--called 'kitchen disasters.'

Oh, your big mistake made me laugh! Thanks for the chuckle--I needed it!

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