Every once in a while, when I try a new recipe with an unfamiliar ingredient, I have an epic fail. My most recent one was the red snapper fiasco. Well, add another to my list!
Today’s ingredient is spaghetti squash and the recipe is Roasted Shrimp with Spaghetti Squash from Martha Stewart’s site. On the epic failure scale, this was a less disastrous D- versus the outright F with the red snapper. The shrimp was salvageable and D swears he can choke down some of the spaghetti squash with the shrimp.
This isn’t the first time Pinterest has led me astray. Things look so good, so simple, so easy and the reality is so… not. For example, the direction of “cut the squash in half” doesn’t begin to prepare you for extreme, possibly digit losing difficulty of that particular procedure. Not to mention the almost inedible result of all that effort! The squash by itself was fine. The shrimp was fine. It was the combination of the sweetish squash, with the shrimp, with the parsley and lemon… just not a good combo some how. I just don’t get it. The recipe was simple. It had decent reviews. I’m not a bad cook. At least the squash was only $7 versus the $26 I wasted on the red snapper.
Anyway, on to the menu for the week:
S – roasted shrimp w/spaghetti squash – epic fail
M – tofu and bok choy stir-fry, rice
T – pasta w/ sautéed wild mushrooms
W – taco
T – pizza
F – breaded flounder, pasta
S – ? Saturdays are always so difficult!