Dana and I have been itching to try out our fancy hardcover Bride & Groom Cookbook since we got it, months ago. It's a great looking book full of enticing photographs and recipes spanning the space between super basic and decently fancy (also, meal plans? Characterized for every holiday? Be still my beating heart!) and at this point I can't recommend it.
The first dish I tried from the book was one I'd never had before, Spaghetti Carbonara (a basic dish not to have eaten, I know), and even through my inexperience I'm certain that something is wrong with this recipe. Since I made it, trashed it, and ordered burritos from a place up the hill too fast to photograph the dish, we're going to play a picture game. Ready?
See if you can guess which flavor component resulted in the carbonara making its way into the garbage bin!
Now see if you can figure out how I felt about buying that fancy cookbook and spending a bunch of time making the recipe only to discover that it tastes like owl pellets!