The soup was surprisingly good! I really enjoyed it for dinner, and the recipe makes "four servings" that are very generous. Unfortunately, I'm not a natural left-overs person, and now that it's several days later, I think the fate of our soup is to be a one serving meal. Pretty specific and surprisingly strong (but good!) taste. I'm not sure I can convince my taste-buds to go for it again. Our 4 year old (who loves broccoli) ate half her bowl. 2 year old brother did not, but tried it twice, so there's some hope there. I think the fact that I used Cracker Barrel Vermont Cheddar, and he got to sprinkle some on top helped my cause with him.
The pasta was not our favorite. I have to admit, I'm not a fan of mushrooms to begin with, but I was willing to try them again. I also wanted to introduce our children to something new, wrapped up in some of their favorite shaped pasta. This was not a success. The sauce was bland (it's a can of Italian Diced tomatoes, really), and the 3 TBS(!) of ricotta blopped on each serving looked pretty, but made the pasta cold, gritty and unappealing. The kids fished out the pasta, the adults grimaced through the meal. Dinner Fail. Oh well, can't win 'em all.
So - What have YOU been eating this week? Any successes this week? Anything require a #dinnerfail on your Twitter feed like me?