you can often tell what something is going to be like, just by reading the recipe. I can usually tell that something is going to be OK, good, or great, just by reading the ingredients, though on occasion it does help a little to read the directions in case some item is in question. Sometimes I can read through a recipe and know that it really isn't going to be very good at all and there is no point in even bothering. Once in a while I can even tell that something isn't going to be worth eating just by the name of the recipe, but I am usually willing to keep reading past the title. (I don't totally decide that if it has shrimp or other such seafood/shellfish in it, even though I don't eat those. I can tell if it has potential for others, even it isn't for me.)
The other day I came across an exception to the "keep reading" thing while on the Internet. I came across a link to "Beef Hummus" and it sounded so gross to me that I wasn't willing to click on it to learn any more. Now, you have to realize that I absolutely love hummus, and make a very delicious variety here at home on a fairly regular basis. Also, hummus technically means (roughly) "stuff pureed together to make a spread." So in theory hummus could be made out of beef, but really? GROSS, I tell you! I fussed at Hubband over Skype about how gross it sounded just from the name, and he did agree with me on the subject matter.
Finally my curiosity got the best of me, as it is often want to do, and I clicked through on the link. Guess what? Beet Hummus isn't gross at all. In fact, it is really yummy, especially when you use freshly picked lemons Hubband brings home from Arizona.
(What? Are you going to tell me that I am the only one who misreads stuff?)