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Quiet night... 
Mar. 8, 2010 10:39 pm 
Updated: Mar. 10, 2010 7:47 pm
I really had no intention of coming by tonight, but, like it or not, I am ADDICTED!  I'm starting to freak out, as we are expecting company for a few days over the weekend, and I am going to be required to cook...  Add to that, that since I've started all of my "projects," I haven't swept or mopped a floor in oh I don't know how long!  Add to that, our "guest" room is a catch as can room, piled with lots of junk, second frige, grooming table for Kenyon...  Guess I have my work cut out for me!  J will pile everything into the already packed shed, or toss it all into the trash...!  I really must get to it first, if I wish to salvage any of it...

Gloomy here again today, doesn't exactly help my mood.  I'm ok with a couple days of no sun, but past that, it really does drag me down, to where I want only to crawl back into bed, with the electric blanket on!!!  Guess I don't have that luxury this week.

For the next few days, I have to be "cleaning crazy!"  Till next time...
Mar. 9, 2010 4:48 am
good morning stevie, i'm sure you will get everything done just in time, hope you enjoy your company, i know you will love the cooking,later freind
Mar. 9, 2010 10:56 pm
Judy, I imagine that once Lori and I get together, we will do nothing but talk food, and the like! I've never met her, but she also is an avid cook, or so I'm told... We're meeting she and hubby for dinner Sat, from there, I have no idea. Do expect to do some cooking during the few days of their visit. More later!
Mar. 10, 2010 3:21 am
oh that's great, i love when a cook comes to my house, we talk food for hours, share recipes, so i'm sure you all will have a good week end, ttyl freind
Lee B 
Mar. 10, 2010 4:07 am
hey fellow former Michigander!Been awhile since I was here.I so enjoy your blogs.As Judy said, you will get it all accomplished..if you are like me-5 minutes before they ring your doorbell!I am lucky! I am coming to Phoenix March 22-26 to visit an old school chum.Never been to your beautiful state.Can't wait.
Mar. 10, 2010 7:47 pm
Hey Lee, you should be here at a GREAT time of year, assuming our cold wet goes away, and stays away! Sunny today, finally, but air had a chill to it... Yes, I AM a "wouse!" Enjoy your visit with your chum! and your time in "the valley of the sun..."
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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