Dinner FAIL

12 Jun
Horrible Meatballs

These meatballs were so bad they literally jumped off the plate into the trash

What you see here is where dinner ended up last night. Yep. Right into the trashcan. (Most of the meatballs rolled off the plate when I tossed them. Taking a photo of them in the trash was an afterthought, and I certainly wasn’t going to go digging them out of the trash for a prettier trash photo — HA!) Thank goodness we had a bag of Paul’s Spicy Spaghetti Sauce in the freezer that saved us from imminent starvation. Since I had already boiled the pasta, dinner only ended up being about 5 minutes later than our “normal” dinner time.

I should have known this was heading for disaster when my idea to grill the meatballs on skewers didn’t work, as I was a little heavy-handed adding liquid to the meatball mixture and they wouldn’t stay on the skewers so I had to resort to baking them in the oven. Or maybe it was the fact that I was using Italian Ground Sausage that I froze that was picked up from the clearance aisle a day before its expiration date. Or maybe it was those really old store-bought Italian-Seasoned Breadcrumbs that have been sitting in my pantry, for say, two years?

No matter what the cause was, these tasted rancid and HORRIBLE. Ack! Spit! They were so disgusting that the only place deemed fitting for them was the outside garbage. Since I took the time to take over 20 photos of the preparation, I guess I can at least share another one. (Oh by the way, this was supposed to be Grilled Italian Sausage Meatballs in a Marinara Sauce over Pasta.)

Horrible Nasty Meatballs

Horrible Nasty Meatballs

The only way I can console myself with this recipe disaster is to make some authentic Tex-Mex Cheese Enchiladas for dinner tonight. I need me a good dose of Tex-Mex and at least I know how to cook that. Look for that recipe this weekend!

12 Responses to “Dinner FAIL”

  1. Joe-brO June 12, 2014 at 4:56 pm #

    The idea looks delicious. I hope you try it again using fresh ingredients and a few tweaks. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger June 12, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

      Thanks JoeBro, I will probably try this again sometime. I need to give my brain some time to forget that awful taste.


  2. chef mimi June 12, 2014 at 5:37 pm #

    Oh, that’s so sad!

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger June 12, 2014 at 8:01 pm #

      It seemed to be inevitable I would have a fail dinner, as I haven’t had one in awhile. Thanks Mimi for your comment.


  3. tinywhitecottage June 12, 2014 at 6:02 pm #

    Bummer. Total bummer. I like the idea you had though…skewer meatballs! And just like Joe-brO said…hope you try it again with fresh ingredients.

    Liked by 1 person

    • anotherfoodieblogger June 12, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

      Thank you twc. I thought grilled meatballs was a great idea too! Yes, maybe later this summer I’ll try it again.


  4. Juliette Kings June 12, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    At least you’ll admit to failure. I’ve tried to grill meat balls too and they always fall apart unless I make them the size of apples!

    I have a few awful family stories of food that tasted less than fresh (I wasn’t the cook) and ended up on the table with someone saying “I think it tastes great,” just to be polite. Oh well.


    • anotherfoodieblogger June 12, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

      At least your family is being polite. My family lets me know right away if they don’t like something I’ve made. Thank you for your comment Juliette!


  5. yourperfectburn June 13, 2014 at 6:23 am #

    I have had more dinner fails that I can count. I like to think of it as a learning experience. I have learned an awful lot lol.


    • anotherfoodieblogger June 13, 2014 at 8:05 am #

      Thank you for your comment ypb. Yes, I’ve had my fair share of them too but never of such an epic magnitude for many years.


  6. Conor Bofin June 13, 2014 at 7:39 am #

    Brave posting the fail. I usually try to disguise things when they go wrong…


    • anotherfoodieblogger June 13, 2014 at 8:07 am #

      Well I wouldn’t want my readers to think I’d stopped cooking altogether! I’ve been quite busy lately. Thank you for your comment Conor.


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