August 06, 2011

Ever had a meal flop?

I'm curious, have you ever tried a recipe and really thought it would be great and it was a flop?  When this happens you end up with food that no one will eat. 

I made meatloaf one time from a recipe in a magazine that proclaimed it was "Mom's Best Meal."  The meatloaf had dill in it and I thought it would be great.  My husband and sons took one bite and asked if I had put pickles in it.  I told them it had dill in it and they disliked it so much they couldn't eat it.  I ended up eating it in sandwiches for the rest of the week. 

Every now and then they say "remember when mom made the pickle meatloaf?"  This happened over 15 years ago and they still remember.  There have been a few more since then, but this is the most memorable.

So, leave a comment on any flops.  It happens and sometimes it leads to some fun memories.


Rose said...

Oh my gosh, I have had so many meal flops I can't count. I have a very wide palate, and my family has a very limited palate. So, even though I may enjoy foods, my family may pucker up. If I make a meatloaf recipe that i varies from mine, they won't eat it. I once made an Asian inspired dish with peanut butter sauce on the noodles. "Gross, Mom!" I had my family over for dinner in the early days of my marriage with and elk roast and chocolate orange cake for dessert. The roast, although it was in the oven for about 2 hours and the meat thermometer read med. rare, it was blood rare and I had to try and finish it off in the microwave. And meanwhile for dessert, the chocolate orange cake
s picture in the magazine was magnificent. The layers slid off and even though I tried to rescue it with toothpicks for support, the whole cake was just sort of laying on its side on the plate in one sorry lump. This last week, I tried out some new chipotle sausages for dinner. I've eaten them as leftovers all week, and finished up last night with them cut up and on pizza (my portion only, of course). Well, you've got to try new things otherwise dinner's would be boring. And you never know when you'll hit upon a new family favorite.

~Carla~ said...

Bahahaha!!! Love it!! I've definitely had my fair share of doozies! lol! I've burnt stuff to a crisp, over-salted, wrong spices, etc... Too many to count for sure! *blush*

Juhli said...

I can relate to your post. My Mom made a meatloaf with a dill pickle in it and it was awful I thought. This was almost 50 years ago and I still razz her about it!

judy said...

Way to many to mention. I am not allowed to make macaroni salad or potato salad in my family for any reason because I alwasy try to fix them a little


Antie Eboo said...

Years ago, my now ex-husband made dinner. It was only spaghetti with sauce. To try to liven it up a bit, he grabbed a can of mushrooms from the cupboard, opened and drained the water from it, and poured them in.
When the kids started eating, they remarked about the 'crunchy mushrooms'. I went in search of the empty can. Due to his poor eyesight, he had mistakenly added a can of water chestnuts!
That was over 10 years ago, and the kids and I still giggle about it. :)