Last week was a bit rough (due to Monkey’s tummy bug) and my cooking suffered. I don’t have a lot of food fails, but last week, well….
I started off the week wanting to make an onion pie (my father-in-law brought some BIG vidalia onions and I wanted to use them). I thought I had everything but discovered – a bit late – that I had no eggs. Nothing to bind the pie together.
It actually tasted good but it definitely wasn’t very pie-like. I will try this again sometime – when I have eggs.
I decided to used up the remaining black-eyed peas in my pantry (I use dry beans unless I just don’t have time). I decided – ’cause I love my greens – that turnip greens would be good with them, and so threw them in the pot with the black-eyed peas about an hour into cooking.
It all went to heck when I threw the chipotle in.
I had half the can of chipotle left from the chicken recipe. Thinking it would be similar to adding a touch of hot sauce, I threw in the rest of the chipotles into my pot.
Do you know that turnip greens really soak up flavor? And by flavor, I mean extreme heat? I consider myself pretty tough when it comes to spicy food – I throw red pepper flakes into everything – but this was beyond spicy. I pulled out the peppers that I could once I realized my error, and added a ton of water to dilute the heat, but it was too late. I ruined those greens.
I do plan to revisit the black-eyed peas and turnip greens concept again. But never again with chipotles. Never again.
So what are your foodie fails? Share in the comments!