I love Sunday dinner. I usually cook at my house and I usually tell you all about our meal. Regular readers may have noticed I was silent last week. I decided to make Giada’s Orecchiette with Roasted Fennel and Sausage. I’ve loved every recipe from Giada — until last Sunday. This was seriously the worst recipe I have made in years.
It was dry, flavorless and a really big let down. I always have a rule in my house: If I make something (new) that sucks, we’ll just order pizza and move on. I’ve never had to do this before — and we almost pulled the trigger last week.
This recipe was so easy, so I’m pretty sure I just didn’t screw it up. It was just bad.
This brings me to tonight. I am cooking dinner again, not letting last weeks misstep dissuade me. I am making a recipe from another great lady from the Food Network: Ina Garten. I am making the Barefoot Contessa’s Chicken Chili. I’ve made this 2-3 times before. It pairs great with a spicy cornbread (cloned from Bandera).
I usually make something brand new each Sunday and I guess one really bad meal out of 75-100+ (since I started this tradition) isn’t really all that bad, is it?
What are you fixing tonight? Did you have a dog of a dinner last week and are trying to compensate this week? Did you make that Orecchiette with Roasted Fennel and Sausage too? Disappointing, eh?