We had out-of-town company last weekend and I had a new recipe from the Mayo Clinic website I wanted to try. It was mushroom & wild rice soup, and it sounded so good, and was said to be heart-healthy, or some-such label. I planned to serve it with salad and cornbread, and so I set about to make it the afternoon our guest was to arrive.
Something went wrong and I think I might know what it was. I have many measuring cups, but my go-to cups are Pyr*x , in 2 and 4 cup measures. Therein lies the danger. I think I put 2 cups of fat-free half and half in the soup, instead of the one cup it called for. The soup was supposed to thicken after the half and half was added, but mine simply wouldn't get any thicker. It was edible, despite being watery and it needed seasoning added to counteract the excess liquid. Next time I make it, I will be more careful. It was better the second day, when I added some butter, more spices and herbs.
Luckily, the salad and cornbread were good although I will admit to forgetting to put the grape tomatoes into the salad. I don't know where my brain went on Friday afternoon, and I'm not sure it has come back home yet.
Has your brain skipped town lately?