Thursday, October 16, 2008

A cooking mystery

The meatballs tasted fine, but there were green flecks throughout. Those same green flecks appeared in the apple pie, which also tasted fine.

What could possibly have happened?

Bugs? No.

Crayon? A possibility given our household, but no.

Food coloring? We haven't even had any around since last Christmas.

Meatballs: meat, garlic, cinnamon, mace, egg, bread crumbs.
Pie: apples, sugar, cinnamon, mace, flour.

Think you know the answer? Check comments.


Jknits said...

Savvier cooks than me probably knew right away - it was the mace. It says on the container that it can be subsituted for nutmeg but it neglected to mention the potential side effect of having food fit for St. Patrick's Day. The only saving grace was that everyone was too hungry to care what the food looked like!

Holly Jo said...

Did not know that about mace. Always use nutmeg. :) Good to know. Might be fun for the pie - meatballs not so much. Something about greenish meat. :)

Lisa L said...

I never knew that about mace either!

Bonnie D. said...

I didn't know that but I do think it is funny that you would not have nutmeg but you WOULD have mace. I don't think i've ever purchased mace in my life. LOL.