Sunday, April 4, 2010


Every once in a while, I screw up. Well, Okay, maybe more than once in a while.... but usually not when I'm cooking. Last night I did....I screwed up big time.

I was so excited because I was finally making "Honey Walnut Shrimp"    from Honey B.
I had been thinking about it for quite some time and I was so looking forward to it.

My table was set, chopsticks, cloth napkins, background music.
We sat down to eat our Honey Shrimp and Ham Fried Rice.....I was recreating an entire meal that Honey made for Grumpy!
I sat down and asked my son, "do you like it?"
He said, "no, I don't".
I have to tell you, that it hurt my feelings. I had worked really hard on that meal and he really likes shrimp, I couldn't understand it.

At that point the Handyman said, "it's not that bad."

NOT THAT BAD?! What the heck!?

I took my chopsticks, took a shrimp, and took a bite. really wasn't good. The Sauce....was.....not good at all. I had just ruined a pound of shrimp. I ate a few, but we mostly enjoyed the fried rice.
I was so disappointed.

After dinner, when cleaning up, I looked at the recipe an noticed that when it said to use 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk , my eyes say 1 and sweetened condensed milk... yep, I used the whole can. Those shrimps were drenched in sweetened condensed milk...and it was gross.
We got a good laugh over that one.

So, I will definitely try the Honey-Walnut Shrimp again, but next time I'll read more slowly.

For the recipe go here to Honey's site. They really are GOOD, I'm sure.

You can't really tell by the picture, but these really were SATURATED!


bermudaonion said...

LOL - I'm laughing with you, not at you, since I've done things like that before.

Pam said...

Very funny and I sympathize! I would imagine we have all done something like that. I surely did yesterday!

I made scalloped potatoes yesterday for Easter dinner and they were inedible! I've made them the same way for many years except for using Yukon gold potatoes yesterday instead of russets. No one would eat them, they looked horrid with a strange taste and texture. I had read somewhere on the internet about how the Yukons are best for scalloped potatoes. NO WAY!!! Stuff happens and don't believe everything you read on the internet. LOL!!!

Holly said...

Lol!! Oh no!

Karen said...

We've all done something like that! I'd still count it as one of your recipes from a cookbook, though ;)

MM said...

I've done something like that with cayenne pepper. Ooops.

Sorry about your shrimp, but at least it was good for a laugh. That counts for something!

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