Good morning and Happy Wednesday! The best news for me to report is my leg is much better. My walking is almost back to normal, just the occasional twinge. I'm sure this won't be the last time it locks up and causes me grief. Yet another perk of getting older :-)
The weather has been up and down, you can't count on temperatures staying within a norm for winter here. But in cooler months I like to have a bowl of soup for lunch so, despite some days reaching 78 F/ 25 C, I want soup.
It makes a good lunch and is usually low calorie. Well today I am going to tell you about a Fail in the kitchen. It's an Ina Garten recipe. I have cooked from her books before and had relatively good success but this time....I don't know if this wasn't tested or it was "user error".
Here is the photo of the soup brewing. All is well. It smells good. Behold the brothy texture and the colorful vegetables simmering in harmony. This has Excellence written all over it, my kitchen has a lovely aroma. My stomach is growling in anticipation for a bowl of this light brothy soup.
Now look at this photo below? WTF?! No matter how much broth I added it would absorb. Like pancakes soak up syrup........it became a sludge. Yes, I did eat it and bless his heart, my supportive husband ate it too. It tasted fairly good considering the texture was like hummus.
We had to use bread to scoop it, like hummus, rather than soaking up the non-existent broth. Too weird. Why am I sharing this dumpster fire of a meal? Beacuse we learn from mistakes in the kitchen and I know I don't want to make this recipe again.
I have made Split Pea Soup before. Using a slow cooker I made this recipe HERE and you can see (photo below) it was successful. Guess I should have used a slow cooker. Oh well, live and learn!
If you want to check out the Ina Garten recipe click HERE and it will take you to the Food Network site. Please do write me and tell me if you have success with this recipe. Maybe it was just me. Probably :-)
Linking up to Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for her Souper Sunday series.
This week's linkup may be found HERE.