I hate Old Bay. Just the scent of it in the can makes me nauseated.
When I worked at Alabama Shakespeare Festival we had a one man show called "The Fula From America" and on opening night they had a cocktail party that featured shrimp boil. The day of the show the entire theatre reeked of Old Bay and I was incredibly ill at the time. Now every time I smell it, it instantly makes me sick.
On the plus side I really liked the cauliflower. I somehow made it to this point in life without ever having tried raw cauliflower. I thought I hated it. I don't. I thought it tasted lovely and similar to the pods of snow peas. Even in the soup (which was Old Baying me to death) I really dug the texture. The vegetables have really been upping their game lately. Tomorrow I'm going to do a veggie stir fry with all of my newfound vegetable friends.
I put lots of melted cheese on Andy's dish and it looked just like the photo in the One Pot cookbook, but my bowl was very small since I was afraid of it. Andy has lots of leftovers, and I need to buy more lentils!
Thank you to Blogging for Books for the awesome One Pot Martha Stewart Living Cookbook. I am checking out a cookbook on healthy affordable meals from Melissa D'Arabian (of Food Network fame) this week - it just came in the mail today so there will be an upcoming review soon.