I had high hopes for dinner tonight. A fellow SPAMFAN sent me a recipe for a SPAM pasta with spicy peanut butter sauce, and I was pumped.
So pumped apparently, that I threw out my cooking instructions after purchasing the ingredients yesterday. Go figure.
Of course, I didn't realize this until dinner was underway.
It wouldn't have been a big deal if I wasn't mixing vinegar, peanut butter and hot sauce... but I'd say in this situation, measurements were pretty freaking critical.
Anyway, it was too late and I was left to winging it.
I can't tell you what happened - the whole memory is a blur. I was adding liquids to thin out the sauce, and then again to fix the taste, and then I was adding more peanut butter to thicken it back up. It was too spicy, then too sour... you get the idea.
And right as I was about to give up and eat my SPAM Pasta sans the sauce, everything clicked.
Suddenly I had this:
And I... cannot even tell you... how unbelievably good it was.
Or ever try to remake it for that matter.
The best I can probably do is give you the list of ingredients and let you play the part of the blind sow.
And then say good luck, little warrior... good luck.
Fettucini noodles, SPAM Classic, red and yellow peppers, cilantro, peanut butter, seasoned vinegar, hot sauce, water