Tonight's Dinner = Epic Fail. So, let me just throw it out there that food blogging is not always glorious. With the recent snowstorm and all I was running on a cooking high, only to be thrown down by stuffed peppers and meatloaf cupcakes.
This morning, I was a maniac in the kitchen--multi-tasking like it was my J.O.B. My plan for tonight's dinner was crockpot stuffed peppers. Once I got cooking, I realized I had way too much filling and not enough peppers, so I came up with the idea of meatloaf cupcakes. I thought I was struck by a stroke of genius. So genius, I even texted my husband a meatloaf cupcake picture, letting him know how genius I thought I was. That should have been my first clue....
I set the crockpot before I left the house to run errands. I love coming home and walking into crockpot goodness wafting in the air. Nevermind the peppers, what I was really excited for was those genius meatloaf cupcakes. As soon as I pulled them out of the oven, I immediately set up a "scene" for my meatloaf photo shoot. I was taking pictures left and right, tootin' my own horn. Cody said, "Let me cut one of those in half and take a bite," and that was the beginning of the end, of dinner, anyways.
The meatloaf cupcakes were, let's just say, a little undercooked. No big deal, just a minor setback. As I put the meatloaf cupcakes back in the oven, my husband must have sensed something was wrong because he kept insisting we make macaroni and cheese even though we had salad, stuffed peppers, meatloaf cupcakes, and garlic bread on the menu.
The stuffed peppers were disappointing, to say the least. Flavorless, mushy, and just plain yuck. Considering the meatloaf cupcakes were made from the same base, you can imagine how good those were. Not very. You know when you want to like something, you keep taking one more bite, hoping the second bite will taste better than the first, well, in this case, the second (and third and fourth) bite never got better.
I suppose you have to have bad meals, to take notice of the good ones, right? God bless my husband, he kept telling me it wasn't that bad, but I knew it was, because even I didn't want to eat it. I am thankful that I had a good bottle of wine opened and chunks of dark chocolate in the pantry. Tell me what wine and dark chocolate can't fix.
I think my new policy is going to be to take the first bite before you take the first picture. I do hate to let my pictures go to waste, so here they are, but don't get too excited, because the recipe has already been thrown out, and I wouldn't allow you to make them anyways!
Until next time...