We’ve all done this. Or maybe you haven’t. you might just be one of those Pinterest junkies that pin and pin and pin stuff, but don’t actually ever make a single thing…. ok, yes, i am judging you.
but anyways, i was looking for a quick crockpot recipe yesterday that used the few things i had around the house. i just randomly searched the internet, and as usual, it brought me to Pinterest. pictured was a mouth-watering looking piece of chicken, smothered in what appeared to be a scrumptious brown sugary-garlic-tastic sauce. i was sold. i quickly got all of the ingredients out and chucked em all into the crockpot, turned it on and then went about messing around with the usual things i mess with in the evening.
i tell you what—– the smell that came from that crockpot? PURE JOY! brown sugar, garlic, apple cider vinegar, crushed red pepper? DE-LIGHT-FUL! i just could NOT wait the eight hours it was going to take for this amazement.
*hops into time machine, eight hours later*
i took the first bite of that chicken expecting heaven- and in return, got a mouthful of MEH. like for serious. MEH. absolute meh-ness. like, an entire stick of butter, a cup of shredded cheese and some TACO BELL on top of it wouldn’t have even helped how boring this entree was. i was actually a little mad about wasting my last package of chicken breast on that boring nonsense. i ate it. my family ate it. absolutely nothing was said about this chicken, it was THAT bland. after backing down from sending nasty cuss-filled messages to the poster of that “recipe”, i decided that it was probably just my fault for wanting chicken that didn’t suck. it also occurred to me that i could make better tasting chicken than BROWN SUGAR CHICKEN MEH-NESS and usually do even without a recipe.
was i expecting too much from a recipe that had under ten ingredients? possibly. was i swayed by the dozens of comments from people that repinned the BROWN SUGAR CHICKEN yawn-fest, knowing FULL WELL that i was probably the only person to actually TRY the recipe? possibly. should i have added salt? absolutely.
do i have a point to all of this? of course i do. besides, ‘NEVER TRUST PINTEREST’, and ‘ALWAYS ADD SALT’, my point is that i should never get my hopes up when trying out new recipes, and instead, rely on MY OWN GOOD TASTE when cooking.
that brown sugar chicken shit? uck. *runs to TACO BELL drive thru before dying of MEH-NESS*
Moral of the story- life is too short, and ingredients are too expensive to waste on boring recipes that taste like something i made in Girl Scouts.