Failure Dinner

Tonight I thought I would make a mushroom and spinach alfredo sauce with pasta. I chopped up some onion, mushrooms, and spinach and sauteed them in butter while putting some water boiling. By the time my spaghetti was cooked the milk I mixed in with the sauteed vegetables was simmering. I mixed in some Parmesan cheese but sadly the pan was too hot and the sauce curdled. I was really sad after all the work and ingredients I put in the dish into this dish.¬† I didn’t want to throw it away but I really didn’t want to eat curdled sauce either; the cheese was all clumped together in yellow tinged clear liquid.

My solution was to mix in a couple cups of cheddar cheese, sprinkle some bread crumbs on top, and throw it in the oven. I went from spinach and mushroom alfredo sauce into spinach and mushroom mac (well spaghetti) and cheese. It didn’t come out half bad!

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Don’t Make Pizza When You Are Starving

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This is midterm week for I am sure every college student in America. As one of those college students I have had a busy week. I spent most of my day Wednesday in a computer lab and didn’t have time to eat all day. I finally got home around 9pm to a kitchen completely cleaned by my roommate and I felt no shame in messing it up with delicious pizza. I broke out my last pizza dough from last weeks batch which would be the foundation of this monster. Like most pizzas I started with some tomato sauce. The next layer also was standard mozzarella cheese. It was at this point I deviated from the norm with some cooked spinach and what is spinach without some ricotta? This doesn’t seem that odd in itself except I didn’t stop there. The next layer was elbows pasta which I have to top with cheddar and monterey¬† jack cheese because I love cheese and it is pizza. It was so good and I ate half of it that night. The only thing missing was some mushrooms.