Like all great dinner disaster stories, this one begins with "When we were first married..."
When we were first married, I found a tator tot casserole recipe. It was in the easy section of the cookbook, so I thought I was safe. I put everything together and knew enough to brown the beef. What I didn't know was that I had bought the fatty beef that needs to be strained. I just added all the beef (Including the nasty fatty goop) into the tator tot casserole. We dug in, and it was NAS to the TY. Seriously, I don't think either of us could handle more than one bite. I had never had tator tot casserole before, so I thought it was just the recipe! It was months later when Landon Paul was cooking with me that I saw him strain the beef. Suddenly I realized why it hadn't been quite so delicious. Epic fail. I've never tried that recipe again and have no desire to.