Imagine my frustration when I realized:
- I'd had the right amount of sauce to begin with--and didn't need to open a can of tomatoes (that was going to go to waste in my fridge because I DON'T LIKE TOMATOES!)
- I had to start all over because all I could smell was tomato.
(We actually made this recipe a while ago...but I had a mini meltdown about food, blogging, and life in general after it...so I'm finally getting around to posting.) I realize this seems uber-dramatic, but it seems I'm having some difficulty adjusting to life in a new state--far away from a job, friends, and family. Bear with me.
So, round 2. Chop the veggies, cook the sauce, puree it in the food processor, and grill!
This dish was just okay.
I realize that I may have had super high expectations because of all of the *agony* (over dramatic? Yes. I am the baby of the family, after all) that went into this dish.
I also realize that I'm super picky about titles. If it's going to be called barbecue sauce, it should taste like barbecue sauce. The sauce tasted fine, but it didn't resemble barbecue sauce to me--but perhaps I'm already becoming a barbecue snob after my 4 months in Texas. Who knows.
However, if you're more emotionally stable than I am and want to give this recipe a try, feel free! It's quick, easy, and has ingredients you can find easily.
Have you ever had a meltdown in the kitchen? Do tell--misery loves company. :)