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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Disappointment

I had some boneless/skinless chicken breasts and a couple of eggplants, so I did a recipe search to come up with something different to make. As I've said before, I usually don't use recipes, but thought I'd look.  This was disappointing. It really needed 'something'. I put up the successes, so I thought I put up a failure. I won't put up the recipe, but it's chicken, grilled eggplant, chopped onion, called for tomato paste and 1/2 c water and I used crushed tomatoes, and oregano. It needed garlic and turmeric at the least. Bland.

Looks good, though!

11 comments:

  1. I have to say that it looks absolutely beautiful!

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  2. It does look good, pitty it was bland for you to eat.

    I love cooking from scratch, at least you know what is in the food you are eating, it's freasher, cheaper and tastier too. (most of the time)

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  3. You may think it tasted awful but it sure looked good! Garlic...the secret ingredient to anything and I mean anything! One lady told me yesterday that she was thrilled to have just bought her first garlic press. I think my mouth dropped as she is an avid cook..60 plus year old. We must go through 4 bulbs of garlic a WEEK! I have no clue how I got on garlic but seeing those tomatoes in your sauce...knowing you had eggplant...my mouth just watered!

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  4. I followed the recipe, but I wondered why there wasn't any garlic in it. But I decided to follow the recipe. Mistake! I cook enough that I should follow my instinct. This is called Mediterranean Chicken & Eggplant, so in my opinion it needed some Turmeric and maybe a dash of cinnamon! It wasn't awful, just not special.

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  5. Nothing worse than bland food. I keep garlic salt and garlic pepper on hand for these situations. ;)

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  6. I don't think that would have salvaged this.

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  7. Garlic! The more the merrier.

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  8. I know, what was I thinking?

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  10. I did NOT grow up with garlic. Do Germans not know about this? :~)

    I discovered it as an adult and now use it in so many things. Onions and garlic are my friends.

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  11. Not only does it taste good, but it wards off vampires and high blood pressure!

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