Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I have made herb marinated chicken and loved it! I love the herbs, the smoothness of the olive oil and the tang of the red wine vinegar. I looked up a new recipe online tonight and was anxious to make it.

The primary ingredient was the red wine vinegar along with butter, tomatoes, salt and pepper, and of course, chicken. It took me a bit to brown the chicken and get the sauce reduced. While cooking, I smelled the familiar aroma of Easter egg dyes brewing up. Ugh

My vinegar reduced and I added the remaining butter to add a bit of creaminess to the sauce and took a bite. BAM! hehe. All I tasted was vinegar. Now I like red wine vinegar, it has a wonderful acidity and it's amazingly smooth. In no way, did this combination work well for me. Not to mention my folly, overcooking the chicken as I was trying to get the sauce just right.

I hate to waste but, that chicken hit the trash quick! If I wasn't gonna eat my husband and daughter were DEFINITELY not gonna eat it. Oh well, back to the drawing board.


Speedcat Hollydale said...

I made chili once, and found a jar of onions in the cupboard to add.

I did NOT know they were martini onions (in vinegar)

In the garbage!!!!!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

I agree with you, it definitely stinks when a recipe doesn't turn out well and you feel like you wasted the food!

Marina said...

Aw that sucks, Melanie! I recently ruined a whole pot of soup because for some reason it tasted like dirt (yes, I washed all the veggies, lol). The whole pot went in to the garbage.

eastonsmom said...

Yum yum!! What a bummer you had to throw it out. I made banana bread once and forgot to put the oil in, who knew that could destroy it?? :)

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

I hate throwing out food too, but sometimes it's inevitable.

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