Some days you win, and some days not-so-much.
The Spiced Carrots recipe I got from my Bon Appetit magazine yesterday didn’t quite do it for us.
Oh they were spiced, all right, and they definitely were “carrots” but the two together were just about more than one mouth could handle. At least a mouth that is not accustomed to the many wonders of Indian cuisine yet. Maybe at a later date we will revisit them, maybe use a little less of this or that spice, but at least I didn’t make a huge batch and wind up with leftovers – no we finished the small amount I made like good doo-bies and cleaned our plates.
That one spice I mentioned yesterday that was called for (optionally) in this recipe, “ras-el-hanout,” of course was not in my spice cupboard so I substituted some garam masala for that. The description of the former sounded a lot like garam masala and I have a ton of that latter spice. Maybe that’s where I went wrong. But whatever, there is no picture of it because I was not in love with it at all. We like our carrots cooked in a little water with some brown sugar added to the water.
I told Paul I would not be subjecting him to Indian food 7 nights a week, so I need to pull back a bit and cook him something plain tonight – like those frozen shrimps we have in the freezer, over some nice rice maybe.
I have to say he didn’t complain once during supper last night but my mouth was on fire the whole time! I lucked out with him. Paul finished his portions and smiled and said thanks.
He had to stop at a food store earlier on his way home from lobstering to pick up his Wall Street Journal and he ran into a bunch of Girl Scouts selling cookies at the door there, so he came home with one little box of Girl Scout “Thin Mints” cookies for me (he won’t eat chocolate but these are my favorites!). Awww….
Cheers for the Good Husbands of the World!
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“Life is not a continuum of pleasant choices, but of inevitable problems that call for strength, determination, and hard work.”