Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Big Fat Flop

So, as you know if you've ever read this blog before, our lives here at Vaughn Farms are all about experimentation. We just jump in to new things feet first and sort out a lot of details later. Whatever, it makes life interesting and we try never to be wasteful of money, resources, etc. Most times we're successful and things turn out okay. Sometimes, like today, things turn out to be a BIG FAT FLOP. And I mean like a fat man belly first off the high-dive flop.

As you also may remember we're experimenting with goat meat. Until today its been fine. I've mixed the ground meat with ground beef and no biggie. Well, I found this Martha Stewart recipe for "smoky beef tacos" and thought I'd try it with the shoulder roast I got from the goat.

I put the meat, spices, ancho chiles in chipotle sauce, and some other things in the crockpot to simmer all day. The meat cooked perfectly and it all smelled divine. Time for the taste test...

I pulled out the few bones in the roast. So far so good. Next I shredded the meat, looks yummy. I speared a bit of the tender meat with a fork for a taste...hmm, very faint, slight whangy flavor. I think I can handle that. It tastes mostly like beef roast. Then it hit me...like a flamethrower to the throat...too much ancho chili...way too much...way, way too much.

MY MOUTH IS ON FIRE!!!!!

And I can feel the chili burning my guts. We cannot eat this for dinner. Thankfully, K is at Wal-Mart picking up a few things on his way home. Doubly thankful, he's a good sport and just laughs off my escapades like Ricky laughs at Lucy.

So, frozen pizza it is. Oh well, if things never failed I'd probably get bored. Right? Right? Riiiiight, I'll just keep telling myself that. ;)

PS Marshal is enjoying the "smoky tacos" as we speak. See? No waste.

5 comments:

The Archibald Family said...

Oh, good. I thought you were going to say the meat was nasty. Then that would be a waste...a whole freezer of gross meat.

Mama Hen said...

We have all had those flops. We just usually order pizza. I like your description of the big fat belly flop though. I'll have to use that one sometime.:)

Mama Hen said...

PS I love your playlist-especially Suspicious Minds. My sister and I used to pretend we were the back up singers (when we were in college, sad I know), but those have to be the best back up singers ever!

Like the Johnny Cash too!

Jill said...

I say the spicier, the better! Love your playlist!

Living on the Spit said...

I too thought you were going to say the meat was gross...

practice makes perfect...keep on trying. So, Martha isn't perfect after all?

LOL...love you and all your escapades!!!