After a string of highly successful recipes from this challenge, I suppose it was inevitable that I'd get one that didn't work out as planned.
At the weekend boyfriend and I tried a meal using 2 new recipes, both from Good Food magazine: Maple Black Pepper Pork and Broccoli with Onions and Garlic.
Looks good at least *laughs* (yes, there are 2 pork chops on there, I'm not greedy, they're just really thin!)
The issues with it were partly user error and partly the fault of the recipe. With the pork, I overcooked the sauce, which ended up being so overly sticky it solidified *ooops face*
Even so, it was a lot more effort than I would expect for the fact that it wasn't really any tastier than quicker sauces.
With the broccoli, the recipe has you cook the onions on high for a couple of minutes only. Personally, I prefer my onions much more caramelised through slower cooking.
So, this wasn't a particularly successful dish. The pork definitely won't get made again, I have much more enjoyable pork dishes in my repertoire. The broccoli might reappear, but with some significant modifications next time ;)