Friday, January 11, 2013

Recipe fail...

You (the kids) pulled this recipe out of the recipe box when we were meal planning.We thought we ate it before and liked it. I guess we were wrong or I made a mistake. (More likely I made a mistake) The recipe called for 1 pkg of ranch dressing and we were in luck, because we had one packet....a large pkg.

Bigger the better right?
Lesson learned:
Bigger is not always better...

Lil Tony took the first bite and politely said, "tastes like salt."

The spoon vote scored a mere 2 1/2 spoons. (I am thinking there was a sympathy vote in there)

Dad quickly jumped into the conversation to explain how a food critique scores a dish or a recipe. They won't score on only one dish or after visiting your restaurant only once. They understand there are off nights. Dad also shared, when a chef is experimenting with a new recipe he or she may adjust it a few times until it achieves the taste they are looking for.

Trial and error.
Lesson learned:
We learn from our try and it's ok to make a mistake...that is how we grow!

Together we re-wrote the recipe based on what we felt it needed more of and what it needed less of.

We'll be adding it back to the menu in a few weeks but here is the new recipe....rewritten to try again.

Bacon Ranch Chicken (Slow Cooker)

5-6 raw chicken breast
1 tsp garlic
1/2 cup ranch salad dressing (original recipe called for 1 pkg of ranch dressing mix)
2 cans of cream of chicken soup (original recipe called for 1 can)
Bacon bits
2 cups of sour cream (original recipe called for 1 cup)
16 oz cooked pasta (original recipe called for 8oz)

Place raw chicken in slow cooker. Combine next 5 ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Pour sauce over top of chicken and cook on high for 3 1/2 hours. Cook pasta separate and serve chicken sauce over top of pasta.

If you try it before we do and you adjust the recipe....let us know!!

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