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Back in the Saddle? 
Jun. 15, 2010 10:18 pm 
Updated: Jun. 18, 2010 1:45 am
Have been absent, as I've been busy researching info, regarding my upcoming "trip..."  AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS.  As I'm basing my tour upon the book/movie using my recent "crash course," in hopes that I will be at least 80% accurate, this is, afterall more for the FUN of it, than college thesis!  I have scrutinized the route (to the best of my ablility, and have formulated a tentative menu of ethinic foods, common to the countries of each stop.  Again, my apologies if I stray some...  I am totally unfamiliar with dishes common to India, weak at Asian (but working on it!) and have made the best guesses I can, as I've searched for recipes, most of which will come from the AR website.  Now, I'm allowing the 80 days, and will prepare 11 meals, I believe is the total.  Lapses of posts between, consider travel time - remember that the story takes place in the days of steam locomotives, and sailing ships.  So, the fun begins when I arrive in Paris, either Thurs or Fri of this week! 

This afternoon, I made a trip to the grocery for the regular supplies, and tossed a number of items for the first few meals into the cart, short of fresh produce, figuring that I will make it to "Sprouts" before produce not on hand will be needed.  Really MUST get to the pharmacy tomorrow - I'm sure they called almost two weeks ago with the "order ready" message from Jesse.  Fortunately, they know me well, and never (yet) have returned items to stock, as I will most definately get by "some day."  Once again, the painting has come to a screeching halt, sewing machie collecting dust on the dining table... ya probably know the routine. 

Guess that's all for tonight... been so crazy I'm pullin' my hair out!  Keep cookin!
Jun. 16, 2010 1:44 am
good morning stevie, i can't wait to see what you cook up...this trip will be fun...oh my why have you stopped the painting project? bet it was looking nice...just get another cup of coffee...try to relax...get your self woke up good...feed the kids...then get back on track....ha ha that works for me sometimes... looking forward to your meal...ttyl judy
Jun. 16, 2010 7:04 am
I think what your doing is truly great! Can't wait for dinner #1!!! Hurry up, will ya...LOL!! xoxo~Laur
Jun. 16, 2010 11:04 am
Great Weds am coffee reading ladies! Even had a bit of a chuckle! Time has been my issue with the painting... not enough of it!!! The room will still be back there when my trip comes to an end! :-)
Jun. 16, 2010 11:55 am
hey stevie, thats right, things like house work & painting never run away from home...well have you decited yet where your first stop is going to be?...i have followed witchywoman on her travels sence day one, now you are going i can sit here in my living room & travel the world with you i luck to have freinds like this or what...loving it!...i can't wait till next summer to come there & meet you & j thinking we might get to go on up and meet witchy woman & bob too....i hope haven't ask her yet...was thinking i would a little bit befour we head out west...any way i'm waiting for your first meal....ttyl judy
Jun. 16, 2010 1:48 pm
I loved the movie and I will love to read your adventures in cooking.
Jun. 16, 2010 2:33 pm
Back in the saddle? did you have to remind me of the aching back. I'm taking lessons at the ripe old age of.... Much more fun to go round the world. David Nivens was in the original movie? Can't wait to see your first meal!!!!
Jun. 16, 2010 7:00 pm
Cat, I would have to get back to research before I said, the 1956 movie starring David Nivens, was "the first..." I take it, "riding" lessons? BSM, know what you mean... whatever prompted me to think about it again, is a total LOSS! So, getting ready to leave a new post... Keep checking!
Jun. 17, 2010 6:19 am
Hey Stevie, looking forward to hearing about your adventures! I'm sure things will get crazy!
Jun. 17, 2010 10:13 pm
Lace, ya got that right! Tomorrow (Fri) I will be cookin' my French dish. Seems everybody is trying to hurry me up, but my trip isn't going to happen in 11 days, like it or not! From the "crazy kitchen," more later....
Jun. 18, 2010 1:45 am
ok ok we will just have to wait....ha ha ....dang....ttyl judy
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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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