(originally posted 1.10.06)
This food might have actually tasted good before it congealed. The recipe calls for 1/4 cup of brown sugar, though. It perplexes me how they'll call for 1/4 teaspoon of some random spice and call the meal zesty! or zippy! But they have no qualms about just dumping a heap of sugar into it.
I always want to know who gets the kicky little bit of garnish on top. Do people fight over it, like with the frosting roses on a birthday cake? Or do they discreetly avoid it, dipping the spoon around it, until all that's left on the plate are wilted carrot curls and parsley, quick-set into congealed sauce along with a piece of onion and half a noodle? Heh. I sort of just grossed myself out. Enjoy!