Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Looks can be deceiving

So I meant to post this like a week ago but kept forgetting to load it off my smaller camera.

Last week I was in a hurry for supper. I got home from work at 4:45 and needed to babysit for a new mom at 5:30. I had bought a few convenience foods just for this type of situation and I decided to be brave and try one. I chose the NEW Glutino Gluten Free Chicken Pad Thai. The box looked really tempting and I LOVED pad thai before I was diagnosed with Celiac's. I'm a pretty big fan of cilantro.
This is how it looked straight out of the microwave. Not too appetizing. So I thought maybe deplating it would make it better.

Not much better. This is my lower quality camera...but it looks nothing like the box! The noodles were gummy, the sauce was bland, and the chicken was rubbery. Blech.
However, my dog Max did seem really interested!

At first he tried nonchalantly gazing at the plate. But that proved to not workout so he tried a closer more pitiful pout. Then he went for what I call the peek-a-boo pout which can sometimes work, but I try really hard not to give in to him on table scraps. Much like his Mommy he has a very sensitive digestive system.

Max's Patented Peek-a-boo Pout


Meg said...

I am a cilantro lover too! I will be using it in my dinner tonight! Sorry it didn't end up tasting well!

GF in Cleveland said...

I'm sorry the pad thai didn't work out...but your dog is ADORABLE.

Allie said...

omg your dog is so cute!

i made home-made pad thai the other day and it was really, really easy... it's from mark bittman's, 'how to cook everything' (which is the best cook book ever, btw) and it took me about 15 minutes to put together. let me know if you want the recipe and I'll email it.

Allie said...

hey... a keg of redbridge would be my personal heaven!!!

So - the Mark Bittman cookbook is awesome, it literally has a recipe for any kind of ingredient you have in your house, and it explains how to cook everything properly.... it's like an updated betty crocker cookbook. anyway, i've made probably 10 or 15 recipes from it (it's HUGE) and they've all been amazing! and i obviously substitute gf items when necessary....

Liz said...

Oh my Gosh! Max is so cute. I've tried the Glutino Pad Thai before too. Although not great, it filled me up when I was in a hurry.