My third test drive was Thursday night, I had Coq Au Vin on the list and was pretty excited, it looked very yum going in…
We put it in first thing in the morning so it’d have plenty of time to simmer, Samster was quite helpful in her own special mess-making way…
And then the big finale!
Yeah, I know. Eh.
In my opinion it tasted “eh” too, however in all fairness P thought it was really good. I guess I’m not a big fan of chicken thighs & also expect big flavor from crock pot recipes…I mean, isn’t that the point of cooking it all day? So these great flavors can all meld together in a taste euphoria?? (wow, I can’t believe I just said “taste euphoria”…it’s obviously after 10p. My writing gets flowery past bedtime)
So in the end I have to very regretfully give “Make it Fast, Cook it Slow” a thumbs down.
I really REALLY wanted it to be better, when you read the recipes they all sound oh so good, & the author sounds like someone you’d want to be best crock pot buddies with but the actual results? EH.
I will say that I’m going to keep trying some of the recipes in here, maybe I had bad luck with the first 3 I picked. Perhaps I should try one of her recipes with cream cheese, how can you go wrong with cream cheese?
And the next “recipe review” cookbook??
Giada’s “Everyday Italian”
I picked it up awhile ago at Crate & Barrel because it looked delicious and I made the mistake of shopping while hungry. Even cookbooks aren’t safe!