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A weekend of flops…

January 9, 2012

If you have already ‘liked’ Edible Psychology on facebook, first of all, thank you! But second of all, you may have seen that I promised a post or two today after a weekend off of blogging.

However, the weekend did not go quite as planned… Just ask the Manchester City captain, Vincent Kompany.

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Therefore, it is now after 7pm 9pm on Monday evening, and I am just writing this post. Sorry! I am sure you have been waiting anxiously at your computers all day. 😉

The truth is, I had big plans for posts today, but my brain and my food have not cooperated. First, I had two recipes I was working on over the weekend which I was excited to make, photograph, and share.

But neither of them quite worked out… Meet my failed attempt to create a unique version of sweet potato and bean slow cooker chilli.

I was so sure that this would be delicious that I made a huge batch of it. We could have fed the entire neighborhood…but luckily for them, they weren’t actually invited.

Instead, Ben and I both ate a serving on top of rice in silence, trying to pretend it was delicious, with an occasional comment of, ‘I think the extra spices we added at the end really helped,’ or ‘it’s very healthy.’ Not exactly glowing praise, but I am lucky to have a very polite boyfriend who knew how long I had worked on it.

Now, I’m not saying it was terrible…eating it one night was fine. But it was only fine. Boring. And I wasn’t about to try to talk any of you into make something which was just okay, so I knew I couldn’t put it on my blog. It would totally ruin my credibility.

But the real problem was, what were we going to do with something like eight more servings of this chilli?

I asked Ben the next day whether he was happy to have leftovers for dinner…and he kindly said that was fine. A few minutes later, he suggested that maybe we try to do something with it. So we created chilli burritos. A brilliant idea by Ben, but there was no escaping the fact that the chilli was still boring. Boring chilli with a few extra spices in a wrap is…yep, you guessed it. Still boring. So we spent another dinner politely chewing our way through the food to try to make a dent in the chilli supply.

And what will we do with the rest of it?

Put it at the back of the freezer and hope that we don’t run out of other things to eat for a long, long time.

Luckily, the other recipe flop was delicious…and it started out looking okay.

But quite literally, flopped.

Other than the recipes, we had a nice weekend…it just didn’t go exactly as planned. I hope all of you had a very nice weekend, and also a good Monday!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Amber permalink
    January 9, 2012 10:28 pm

    Sounds like every meal I make Em! I’m sure the crock pot chili wasn’t as bad as you are saying it was! Hope you are both doing well! It was so good to see you guys while you were here!


    • January 9, 2012 11:04 pm

      Haha, thanks Amber! But the chicken chilli you made for us was delicious, so I have a hard time believing that! It was soooooo good to see you guys too. I think of you all the time and wish I was closer to see you more and watch your handsome little man grow up. Already looking forward to seeing you on our next visit back.


  2. January 15, 2012 4:03 pm

    Leftovers at the back of the freezer – we’ve got chilli from last year (early last year too) in there somewhere – it makes you feel frugal when you put it in there and then even more wasteful when you eventually find it and throw it out!

    • January 15, 2012 9:04 pm

      Haha, that’s a very good point. I hate throwing things out which I have saved for months on end even more than I hate throwing things out immediately. Oops!


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