Sunday, July 17, 2005

Sunday Morning Cooking with Misfit Hausfrau

If you are the type of cook who frequently substitutes ingredients for dishes if you don't have something on hand, heed this warning:

If you find that you are out of chick peas when making hummus, do NOT use a can of red kidney beans, thinking it would be an appropriate substitute. Just don't. Trust me. Just go to the store and get the chick peas.

8 comments:

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

Duely noted.

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

How do you spell "Duely"?

kimmyk said...

lol, and what was so bad? taste? lol, very just thinking of it!

Mary P. said...

Go to the store and buy the hummus...

Candace said...

I think I'm gonna barf.

(And NSMartha, I looked it up; it's "duly". I tried to spell it myself, but nothing looked right!!)

Misfit Hausfrau said...

I couldn't get past the appearance. I always add roasted red peppers to my hummus, but it was just weird. The look --ack-my eyes!!!

minimal_free_reign said...

Ok, first of all, one cannot make hummus when one is out of chick peas anymore than one can make mashed potatoes when one is out of ...potatoes. Hence the difference between the words "substitution" and "abomination"

Secondly, hey that's nothing. Once, when I was in charge of an art camp for toddlers, we were making heads for puppets by covering balloons with papier mache. They make a great papier mache mix for lazy art teachers who don't want to drag in flour. We ran out of mix. No worries...I searched the supply closet to find a good substitute. Found a comparative white powder. Mixed it in. How bad could it be? We covered the balloons and hung them on a clothesline across the room to dry overnight. The powder was plaster of paris. We came in the next morning to find twenty smashed plaster eggshaped things on the floor. It was macaab.

But life is all about experimentation

Anonymous said...

do you have a good receipe for hummus, i tried it once and it didn't turn out.