Saturday, September 19, 2009

Tip of the week: Winners never quit...

...and quitters never win.

Now, I'm not saying I'm not a quitter. Au contraire, I'm actually quite an accomplished quitter, and it hasn't always been for the worse, like when I quit smoking or cheap grocery store meat.

Still, you can't dispute the fact that in some areas of life persistence pays, and for some reason, I've latched onto this recipe, to prove the point.

My first attempt was a massive fail.

The second, fixing everything that I thought was wrong with the original, produced a slightly improved product. Shawn said is was great and then proceeded to steer clear of the huge quantity of leftovers for the rest of the week.

I'm disappointed, but I do think I'll try this one again, changing the type of hot dog again* and reducing the quantity of beans used.†

In the meantime, if anyone has tried this recipe and liked it, please let me know.



*This time I used  a different type of grass-fed organic beef hot dog, but they still tasted really off. I think my first hunch — that "grass-fed organic beef hot dog" was a contradiction in terms, was correct.

†According to the quantities listed in the recipe I should have use 5 regular-sized cans of beans. I used 4 and that made enough to serve the average Rachel Ray studio audience. 

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