When Bad Food Happens to Good People!

I fully intended to share an amazing Super Bowl recipe with you today.  I had hoped it would be a big hit with my family and talked about for years to come.  But then this happened!

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Yes I burned the baked beans.   I was so excited about this recipe that Al Roker shared on The Today Show but sometimes bad food happens to good people with the best intentions!  Honestly this is why I started Burnt Macaroni, no not to share burnt baked beans, but to show you that as I continue to learn to cook — I’m going to make mistakes.  But seriously….

How do you burn baked beans?

I can come up with a thousand reasons why it happened.  Didn’t have enough water in the panmy oven is a convection oven and gets hotter than normal ovens …. I didn’t check it enough and the list goes on and on.  The truth is I’m not sure what happened!

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As my husband said when he first saw it “something went horribly wrong with that” — you think?  Then my daughter added “I am NOT eating that”! 

A big positive…it did have a good flavor (when you ate around the burnt pieces)!  And at least I wasn’t hosting a big Super Bowl party!

So maybe this was a huge miss — but I fully intend to try it again and correct my mistakes.

Stay tuned….

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  1. In the spirit of full disclosure her husband’s ribs (mine) didn’t turn all that well either due to grill issues. So I guess it was a good thing we were not having a big party for the Super Bowl.

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