Thursday, January 27, 2011

He said, she said

He said the split pea and ham soup was great. She said, dis-guis-ing! I'm not a ham person and the mushy peas did nothing for me. I mean, look at that picture. It does not look appetizing.

Still M. happily ate it for either lunch or dinner every day this week. So I guess it turned out ok, despite my trouble with the ham bone. Let's call this one a draw.

I had a few other wins and failures this week. To recap:

Carrots and Rutabaga -- a win for sure! This dish was so unique and tasty. Love it!

For the Steeler game, I made Chili and cornbread. I added cumin, oregano, garlic powder and extra chili powder to the chili spice things up a bit. M. and his parents loved it! So either this was another win, or my in-laws are too nice to me.

M's split pea and ham soup. You've already heard all about that.

We ate leftovers and I made M. fruit & pecan granola bars for his ice fishing trip this weekend. I've made them before and I followed the recipe exactly. They looked beautiful when I took them out of the oven, but for whatever reason I couldn't separate the stupid things from the foil (and yes, I greased the foil). There were chunks of granola bars and bits of foil everywhere. Such a sticky mess. And sadly, a failure.

I made broccoli and carrot stir fry. This was delightful. Win!

I also made my famous carrot soup for M to take on his trip (since I botched up the cereal bars). The soup turned out ok, but I dropped the immersion blender mid use. Result = orange all over me and my kitchen. Oh and as the blender fell out of the pot, it hit the soy sauce that was sitting on the counter, knocking it to the floor, where it shattered and spilled everywhere. Fail!


  1. the ham and pea soup doesn't look to appetizing but Im glad you're hubby enjoyed it! Chilli sounds fabulous, my dad always makes it for the superbowl! My sister and bro in law are coming to visit on saturday for a week so i hope to break out the crock pot and make pulled pork, i haven't used to crock pot yet lol

  2. I love ham but I'm not a big fan of soup. It doesn't look good but hey, I guess it's all about the taste.