Skeptical Cooking

Ever look at a recipe with equal amounts of skepticism and intrigue?  Your initial reaction is that the results of the recipe can’t possibly be any good yet you’re drawn to it and just have to give it a try?   Seems that is the course I’ve been on lately and the results have been tasty.

Flank steak, goat cheese, dried mango, and mint leaf.  I was very skeptical at first glance but the flavors worked and made a great one-bite appetizer.

Roasted grapes?  These did not sounds good to me at all when I first saw them, I skipped right by it.  But I kept running across them (here, here, and here) so I finally gave in.  I wasn’t blown away but they were good on top of a warmed brie.

OK and then there was this one, omelet in a bag.  Sounds gross right?  You put all the ingredients in a seal-able bag and boil it in water about 14 minutes to cook.  Not sounding any better I know.  Gotta say it was flippin’ delicious and a great way to serve breakfast to a crowd.  The eggs cook perfectly!

Though I have to say the ultimate in gross sounding recipes that are actually pretty darn good is ground bologna.  My husband’s family introduced me to this, it is their go-to party food.  Though I have never actually made this myself.

OK, but here is one recipe that I am not sure I can be convinced to make…

Source: Lunch Box KC

That is one genius writer on 30 Rock! And I will say I was almost convinced by the end of the this video showing the recipe in action Buffalo Chicken Shake.  What do you think?


  1. pam says:

    I’ll have to try that omelet in a bag! I know the grapes are mind blowing or anything, but I thought they were pretty good for not much effort. I’ll have to try them on some cheese.

    • Jacky Hackett says:

      I think I went into the grapes with overblown expectations. Agree they are good for little effort and warm way to enjoy grapes in the Winter. Let me know if you try the omelets!

  2. Kiri W. says:

    Okay, I am totally down with all of these, but ground bologna doesn’t sounds whatsoever appealing. Huh. The flank steak is making em drool!

    • Jacky Hackett says:

      I thought the bologna sounds gross too, an indulgence I only give into every few years. I made a salad out of the same ingredients as the flank steak bites, it was great!

  3. Jilly says:

    Oh they all look good. I am going to give that omelet in a bag trick a go, I think that my survivalist brother in law would like the recipe too. . .the ground bologna made me throw up a little in my mouth though. But I am open minded enough to at least TRY it 🙂

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