Have I ever told you how I feel about root beer? I just SMELL root beer and my tongue wants to turn inside out so it doesn't have to taste it. I can't stand the stuff. I won't even kiss Mr. Curly after he drinks it, and it is one of his favorite drinks.
Yesterday, well, actually Saturday I made and Sunday we ate Cold Cucumber Soup.
Say it with me now - Cold. Cucumber. Soup.
Everything about this dish sounds AWESOME. I LOVE cucumbers, I enjoy soup, and cold is perfect for the summer.
After trying it warm, I was honestly a little worried to serve it, but thought "Hey, cold mellows flavors, this should be fine."
After two tastes on Sunday, my tongue felt like it does when I smell root beer and my stomach was threatening to let go of what little it got.
I was really glad I had thrown together a salad and toasted a loaf of bread. At least we had something to eat!
I can't figure out why I didn't like it. Maybe too much lemon and garlic? Maybe it was the plain yogurt? I used Greek yogurt - super good, right? But I don't really like plain yogurt at all. Honestly, I thought about getting vanilla yogurt, but then thought "Certainly the cucumber and avocado will cover up this plain bite-y yogurt flavor."
I kind of want to try it again, I kind of don't want to sacrifice anymore DE-LI-CIOUS homegrown cucumbers or the amazing avocados I found at the grocery store.
I don't know, maybe the only ones who can successfully cook cucumbers are Julia Childs, and that Julie chick who cooked her way through Ms. Child's cookbook.