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- Not so glorious: the minestrone that took foreeeeeeever was blah. Like really blah. The thing I could taste the most was the cabbage, and there was pancetta in that bad boy. Pancetta!! If you can't taste the pancetta, what's the friggin point, hey?
- Addendum to the point above: I want to know why this recipe failed, it really taste like hot tomatoey (but not tomatoey enough!) cabbage soup. It called for 8 cups of water, 2 cups of chicken stock, and 1 1/2 cups of V8 tomato juice, along with the aforementioned pancetta, some veggies of the not-so-cheap variety (courgettes/zucchini? Hello money down the drain!), and a rind of parmesian cheese. Isn't minestrone supposed to be a hearty, rich, tomatoey vegetable almost-stew of a soup?????? Next time, I'm making Ree's version! She hasn't lead me wrong yet!
|Gratuitous cat photo! Spice sleeps off a hard day of sleeping.|
Husband comes back tonight, wonder if he'll mind sleeping on the couch from now on? :)