Recipe, Not So GoodSeptember 4, 2008
Last night I made an old standby, shells and cheese with ground turkey. I have made this many times and basically you just add browned ground turkey (or beef) to cooked shells and cheese. Well, I decided to improve the veggie content by adding in shredded carrots. Ugh.
This was not the happy flavor combo I was hoping for. I seasoned the dish before I mixed the meat with the shells and cheese. It was not enough. Th whole thing tasted bland and I had to sprinkle on lemon pepper to give it flavor.
Next time, I will add black beans, or English peas. I usually cook some onion with the meat, but I didn’t this time. The house was completely onion free. I will be sure I have onion on hand next time as well.
The thing with cooking is it is always an experiment, and each dish is a chance to improve on the last. Unfortunately, this time was not an improvement. What’s your best meal? What’s your most memorable failure?