Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Yo Joe! What gives?
Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli
French Vanilla Ice Cream
We were having some friends over and we were doing a sundae bar. The Mr is a sundae purist and must have vanilla ice cream for his sundaes. We thought Trader Joe's would have a great version but man were we wrong. It tastes very fake. Take the most imitation vanilla extract you've ever had and use a heavy hand into a batch of ice cream. I just had a bite and that was enough for me. The Mr ate it (but it was covered in chocolate sauce and toppings) but when sundae night was over, into the trash it went. Not worth the calories and we think maybe ice cream isn't their strong suit.
Deep Dish Pizza
We are major deep dish pizza lovers. When I saw they had frozen deep dish, I was over the moon ready to try it. We were disappointed by the size of the box. It looked appetizer sized or like the size of a personal pizza at a pizza shop. When we got it home we were less than impressed pulling it out. It was the size of my hand. So we baked it up and it looked good...thick pepperoni, thick crust, etc. There was a lot of grease from the pepperoni so I soaked it up with a napkin. We took a bite and both kind of crinkled our noses in disappointment. The actual pizza part was okay but nothing great and we already knew we wouldn't be getting this again. Then we got to the crust. Oh my Lord, talk about tasteless and hard! I hit it against the table where it echoed a resounding thud. Couple that with the two small pieces you're going to get if you split with someone and you should be prepared to have a salad or something with it. Very disappointing.
They can't all be winners, right? But I got lazy the second half of last year and I wasn't getting "new to us" things to try as much and I wanted to get back into that habit because I felt a food rut coming on.
What "new to you" things have you tried lately? Was it a hit or miss? What do you want to try?
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