Friday, May 24, 2013

Pinterest, You Harlot

They like me!
For some reason, this is my most-pinned pin EVER.  Apparently, the concept of crockpot beef stroganoff has real crowd appeal.  And, happily enough, it happens to be one of the few Pinterest recipes I've tried that has actually turned out all right (meaning, nobody cried).  So I'm proud to spread the crockpot stroganoff gospel.

We just won't talk about the many failed recipes I've tried involving Pillsbury crescent rolls.  People, these are NOT an all-purpose food stuff, as they are way too sweet for most savory dishes.  I can't take the lies anymore, Pinterest.  The deception, the false promises, the glittering vision of happy mealtimes...

One would think my disillusionment would make me a little less susceptible at this point to the siren call of Pinterest recipes, but no - this "Pan-Roasted Chicken With Lemon-Garlic Green Beans" still beckons to me seductively.  "Just toss it in the oven!" it claims.  "Easy weeknight meal!"

Tie me to the mast, someone, won't you?

Chicken Cordon Bleu in the crockpot, you say?  Hmmm....

[Ulysses image: Brick and Tree]


  1. Ha ha! I'm glad I haven't succumbed to the siren call of Pinterest. Except now I have to go look at those recipes because they sound really good and because it's time to go cook dinner and I don't want to.

  2. Glad you found a good one! My luck with Pinterest recipes is about 50/50. But that's my luck with most recipes! I blame my family - they are too picky!

  3. I've never been one to nail a recipe, so I always assume that my Pinterest disappointments are due to my own skill level.


  4. I have yet to make this one... but I've pinned it! ;)

  5. LMAO at the idea of Pillsbury crescent rolls as an all purpose food. I've actually found some really good recipes on Pinterest, and others that are not-so good. It's definitely a place to tread with caution.

  6. AnonymousMay 27, 2013

    You don't say...this is the holy grail of stroganoff, eh? I can't bear Pinterest lately. Too many skinny chicks and diet tips. It used to be all pretty stuff and now it's all 20-somethings being vulgar.

  7. Is it considered bad form to pin failed recipes with truthful descriptions? I'd like to remember all of my failures so I don't repeat them. Because nothing ruins dinner faster than the sinking realization that I already made the doorstop chimichangas.