Monday, February 11, 2008


I can't stand it when I find a recipe in a magazine, make it and it stinks!

1.5 lbs. shrimp for said recipe: $15.00 to buy it. 30 minutes to clean it. 10 seconds to throw it in the garbage can. Nice.

I should have known better. For cryin' out loud, the recipe also called for black beans as a part of the dish....along with the shrimp - ewuuu! Should have tipped me off RIGHT THERE. Turns out that's my equivalent of putting fish and mushrooms together in the same dish! Both MAJOR yucks, in my book.

I'm pretty sure my thought processes went along the lines of "Shrimp and black beans together? That's so odd and sounds so not good it MUST be good, or this very popular with a huge circulation magazine would never allow it to be printed within its covers." My thought processes won't be using that logic ever again. Instinct, baby, that's what to heed, instinct!

Tomorrow I'm thinkin' I'll tell you about our wonderful Sunday Family Dinners (always with Jules and a lot of times with Mental). Those dinners are the best, from the food to the friends and family who always look forward to them. No shrimp & black bean dishes allowed, thank you very much!



  1. Bummer...I thought it sounded good too. PS--our stew and cornbread was deeeelish. As a result, I am going on vacation in sweatpants.

  2. Hm, I'm thinking that combo just doesn't sound good together. Guess it wasn't, huh?? ;)


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