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Margarita Monday... and the beat goes on! 
May 25, 2010 4:18 pm 
Updated: May 26, 2010 10:06 am
Hi all, hope you're all well and keeping busy!  Guess I get a "no cook" day today, as J is working late, so just sat down with a frozen margarita!  Great idea, using frozen lime concentrate rather than bottled mix!  Forgot to salt the rim, tho' dang it!!  Yummmm... will have to watch these -- it's only 3:30pm here!  Guess it's "happy hour!"  Also knew before I began, that today is Tues., but that just didn't sound right!  Another of my "fav" events, is to have an "Appetizer afternoon!"

Well, my hackles are back where they should be... at least till some one else decides to be totally uncouth!  Guess there has to be a jerk now and then, so we appreciate the better times we share!

When I first decided to become a supporting member, and learned that I could write a blog, my thought immediately went to the movie "Julie and Julia," so I began checking some of the existing blogs, to get a "feel for peramaters" and decided that pretty much ANYTHING GOES here at AR!  Of course, I do believe that most of us talk recipes, cooking habits, gadgets and gizmos, more than much else, but you know, some days there just isn't any food related juices flowing in my veins, so I just babble about just about anything that gets my attention!  Face it, unless folk just don't eat ANY leftovers, there comes a time, when one has cooked, and cooked, and cooked some more, until it dawns on you that there's no room in the fridge for any more darn leftovers!  I do toss more food than I like, but mostly as I can't remember how long a paticular dish has been sitting, waiting to be eaten...  More than a week, I certainly can't remember!  I've tried making a list each evening of what  was prepared, but alas, I lose track of keeping that going, and sooner or later, the question arises, "has this been sitting here more than two weeks?"  At that point, out comes the trash can, and I start dumping anything that I believe to be 1-2 weeks old!  Trust!  Food poisoning "ain't no fun!"  There are exceptions, of course, I'm pretty picky about eating day old fish/seafood, and I'm sure if I could remember 5 mins ago, I could come up with a few other exceptions...!

So, haven't worked on the painting of my "new room," but I've been suffering with bouts of tendonitis, so an afternoon of that type of work, even sewing for a couple of hours, one or both of my fore arms flare up, and I've found by trial & error, it's best to give them a rest.

Anxiously awaiting more sunflowers to open, as my last cutting went bye-bye days ago, but I've no new flowers waiting to open - at least didn't yesterday!  My "fav's" are Calle Lillies, but alas, try as I might, I do a GREAT job of killing them off in short order!  At least the sunflowers are bright and cheery! and I can keep them alive long enough to produce at least one bloom per plant!  Reminds me, should take a toddle out there with my next cocktail, and see how things are doing - do know that my herbs are going to seed, despite cutting the tops off occasionally. 

So, friends, till next time, I guess I can be "crazy lazy!" as I do have the place to myself till about 9pm!  TATA!
May 25, 2010 4:41 pm
Viva la Margaritas!! Love 'em!!
May 25, 2010 6:18 pm
Yeah Tequilla! One of my faves! It's been so cool here that our season is behind. :( for the garden!
May 26, 2010 2:47 am
sounds good to me, pass one this way...sounds like you are having a nice quite evening,yes you need to rest your arms when that flare's up, well i'm going to dig out the left overs today, so thats whats for dinner.but right now i'm working on breakfast, haven't had any yet...ha ha...ttyl judy
May 26, 2010 5:57 am
Sunflowers are my favorite flower but I'm not in a place where I can grow them at present. I witnessed a very simple wedding in May where most everyone there (even folks in attendance) wore white and the bride carried a bouqet of sunflowers. It was a beautiful sight next to a small lake that I live on. And yes, a good homemade margarita sounds yummy!
May 26, 2010 10:06 am
Nothing like a cocktail or two, to calm the nerves :-)
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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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