May 12, 2010 9:09 pm
Updated: May 14, 2010 4:25 pm
While the "crazy kitchen" hasn't been all that crazy of late, I did realize that I have made more dishes than I realized! Last week, put together a "Greek" style meatloaf ( I LOVE gyro sandwiches!) Haven't had any yet, but had planned on slicing and freezing in small amt's... Note, add that to "list." During morning coffee, went thru some newspaper clippings I've ignored for all to long, and pulled a number of interesting sounding dishes. When I read the "cucumber/mint" rec. decided to dig around and find another rec. "watermelon/cucumber salad" that I made once last summer. This time I added a healthy pinch of mint with the parsley, and must admit, it ran circles 'round the original. Called for rice vinegar/sugar for dressing, mine is "seasoned," so don't know what difference it might make. Teamed it with leftover b/s chicken breasts, doused with Italian dressing, and a batch of 'tater salad I should have made hours earlier, but having enough space in "spare" freezer, managed to chill it suitably (can't stand warm tater salad!)
So, on to pics I posted just, showing the current project. The new windows are in, siding up on exterior. On the exterior shots, where you see raw siding, WAS ALL GLASS! Talk about a summer oven! Didn't measure, but guessing total of 30' of 50some inch tall windows!! Hoping that Neil can wrap things up by the weekend, so I can get to painting etc next week... Need to at least get a coat of primer on the outside, I guess - hopefully before the temps escalate again. Near 100 a week ago, mid 60's this week. Is that "global warming?" Don't mind all the junk, it looks worse than it really is, just it's all shoved into the middle of the room! Think one pic caught Spice, sitting on far end of sofa... Looking forward to being able to organizing the "stuff" soon, but must finish painting in there first!
So, despite the missing "normal" temps (I'm NOT complaining!) I do believe it's time to pull out the summer type recipes, that we have found so refreshing on a HOT day. I often say when asked about the temp that day, that it was 100-and-HOT! Works for me! One of my fav's is lime jellatin, cabbage and carrot. Aunt used to make it when I was young, and started making it myself a few yrs ago. It was my sis, who rarely cooks, who had the recipe! Aunt D said she hasn't made it in years! Trick is, to add enough vinegar to cut the "sweet," as it's a dinner side dish, not dessert...
Well, folks, I do believe you are now "caught up" on the happenings of this crazy cook! Bear with me... Will try not to ignore my blog for days at a time, but can make no promises! Be well, be happy, most of all... be CRAZY!