Thursday, March 26, 2009

Katelin cooks again.

Oh yes you read that one right. I don't know what it is, but the cooking bug has struck and I just can't stop (well I can, but where's the fun in that?). And last night's recipe was yet another one I saved from Real Simple.

Creamy Rigatoni with Broccoli and Brie sounded good and theory and wasn't horrible when I was done, but it wasn't my favorite. Of course the pictures on recipes always look better than what your food actually turns out to be seeing as to how this is what Real Simple said the meal should look like:



And this is what it turned out to be:



Yeaaaaaaaah. It wasn't awful, but definitely not a recipe I'd make again. The brie didn't melt too well and it was sort of dryish and ummm yeah.

In other non-cooking news, I started a new book yesterday, Frangipani, and I'm pretty sure I'm not a huge fan of books written in the third person. I'm totally all about first person and getting to know characters better that way. The book is definitely interesting so far and is about a woman in Tahiti with two kids and a wary husband. That's about all I know so far and I hope it gets good.

Anyhoo that's all I got today. Any cooking fails for you lately?




happy thursday!

16 comments:

Maxie said...

You should try it with mascarpone... it will keep that pasta moist and give it a cheesy taste. You can always add the brie afterwards :-)

Julie Q said...

lol i must be a nerd because I think that still looks pretty good! But anything pasta makes me happy :)

cooking failures always happen when i try to bake something because i still haven't figured out my oven yet..

heidikins said...

I tried bread and it was awful. It wasn't even the wait for it to rise, knead it like crazy, wait for it to rise again kind of bread. It was a mix-and-dump method....Big. Fat. Fail.

Sigh.

xox

Elizabeth said...

I tried to make ice cream, and it created this thick, nasty liquid!

I'm definitely not a brie fan--I love putting Havarti in my pasta though.

Lily said...

OMG brie. LOVE. And havarti. Ok, I just like cheese.

Jamie said...

I think I'm just a fan of pasta!

Vanessa said...

I'm convinced that if it weren't for those fancy pictures, no one would try any new recipes!

Allison M. said...

Cheese in general makes everything better in my book.

Anonymous said...

Where are you, friendito?

J$

insomniaclolita said...

I'm loving the cheeeeeeeese :)

Playful Professional said...

My worst experience was a ton of gouda cheese on a pizza. It was horrible!

Mandy said...

I hate cooking fails. The other night I tried to make chocolate mint cupcakes but they didnt come out so well. They tasted great but the presentation left a lot to be desired.

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

i haven't had a big cooking fail recently.

jinx.

Bogart in P Towne said...

The coffee rubbed steak on V-Day...no so good.

Big fat fail.

*~Dani~* said...

It's been a while since I had a cooking fail. That fiery peppercorn pot roast comes to mind. My eyes are watering now just thinking about it. Oh and then there was the unintended lasagna soup. Good times.

closetsareforclothes said...

those food photographers have come some sort of secret that makes every recipe to die for. i still love brie with crackers, though!