Blog Post #123
Don’t you love it when you try out a recipe for the first time and everything turns out perfectly? You found all the ingredients at the store — even that obscure one that you weren’t quite sure was an exotic vegetable or a fancy cheese. The recipe was easy to follow and it turned out looking exactly like the professional photo of it on the chef’s blog.
That kind of perfection doesn’t usually happen to me when I attempt to cook something new. I often end up with a kitchen that looks like a hurricane hit it after deciphering an impossibly complex set of instructions and making a number of ingredient substitutions because I couldn’t find the right ones or I forgot to get them!
Today, however, I had immense success with that new recipe that I found on Pinterest — Penne with Prosciutto, Tomatoes, Zucchini. The recipe was easy to follow and I didn’t need to make a single substitution! And the dish was delicious!
I even like the photo — it’s not studio-perfect, but it looks okay — it’ll do!
There is only one small thing — the next time I make this meal (and there will be a next time), I am going to use kale and spinach instead of zucchini. I love zucchini and it was good in this dish, but I think that kale and/or spinach would add just a bit more oophm!