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Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

S.F. II 
 
Aug. 8, 2010 11:26 pm 
Updated: Aug. 11, 2010 1:59 am
When I wrote about our meal on Friday, I mentioned that I was greatly disappointed with it...  Give up and complain?  No, I prepared a second meal for Saturday night!  We had shrimp fetticcini alfredo, with peas on the side.  MUCH better meal, despite J hating parmesan (stinky cheese!)  He has admitted, that he likes the flavor, just can't eat anything that "stinks..." WUSSSS!  I did choose a recipe that called for a minimal amt of parmesan, but I had bought some "good" stuff at the local market, so as to skip the junk in the "jar."  I can't say that I noticed any odor once I'd grated some parm, but I swear, he can smell doggy doo in the house, FROM OUTSIDE!  Thankfully, he did not complain, but I was able to keep him out of the kitchen while the sauce was cooking...  I figured that once the burner was turned off, the extractor fan should suck the stink out of the kitchen, regardless, we ate and enjoyed!

Today for lunch, I wanted something quick-easy, so put some of the garden/grain salad in a bowl, added a hefty amt of grated mozzerella, salami, and doused it all in Italian dressing...  MUCH better!!!

On a different note, I've been kicking around the idea of buying a vehicle, suitable for trips to Home Depot, and Costco, but then as little as I drive, seems the expense would be "stupid," as I have no intention of trading my Convertible!  Had to chuckle yesterday, however, when I saw "Terminator 2" (or was it 3?)  In the middle of the movie, Arnie steels a HEARSE of all things, and remembered that for years, here in this part of town, a person drove a "retired" hearse, who's license plate read simply, "HEARSE."  Thought that it would be a hoot to tootle around town in a retired hearse, with the vanity plate reading LAST RIDE, shortened of course, as we can only have 7 figures!!!  Guess I have a somewhat warped sense of humor... but I suspect that I could buy an old hearse for far less than a truck, mini van, or sport utility! 

Well, all, keep bein' crazy, I don't want to be the only one!!
 
Comments
judy 
Aug. 9, 2010 2:26 am
oh wow that meal sounded soooooooo good...good morning stevie,you did a great job with your meal if j enjoyed it....had to cook for the picky ones....on my ...a hearse....well we had a guy here that would make them look oddly good & drive one around...but i think a truck would work great...lol...oh and don't worry about being the only crazy one out there i'm crazy with you ...lol..ttyl judy
 
Aug. 9, 2010 7:20 am
That's ok about the failed meal.. last night my Risotto was a flop. First time that's ever happened to me, but what can you do.. nuthin! My son just bought a Scion XB and I'm horribly jealous. It was very affordable, has tons of space in the back end and it would be perfect for trips to costco or home depot. It's also cute as a button. Please don't get a hearse, I am probably not the only one who finds that a touch creepy.
 
Mrs. C 
Aug. 9, 2010 4:44 pm
I like how you made your "failure: into a yummy lunch. There is something challengin about trying to save a recipe that did not turn out. As to the stinky cheese, would he think Romano cheese is stinky?Or, light a fruity candle.
 
Aug. 10, 2010 10:32 pm
Thanks all for your comments! Per the "hearse" thing... just a morbid whim as I should have been DEAD over 20yrs ago according to dr's!!! Just seems kinda "similar," long life, after long life!!! Just kidding, forgot all that jazz! Judy, first choice is a minivan... J would HATE IT... but want one with "fold down rear seats!" B-AZ, yeah, I find the hearse thing ceepy too, but perhaps in not a bad way... haven't looked a Scion! Might be just NEXT! MrsC, it's only been of late that I've taken time to think about "converting" leftovers into a diff. dish! Guess the whole cooking thing has BIT me in the rear! As for Romano, I bought Ital dressing with Romano... J won't eat it cause of the SMELL! WIMP, WOOOS... ya get the idea! Guess I'm dealing with a 5yr old! J knows NOT what he's missing!!! Luv ya, keep CRAZY, will fill you all in on the last few days later... been feeling "puny" since Sun night... Better today!
 
judy 
Aug. 11, 2010 1:59 am
good morning stevie, i am so glad the hearse is out....lol yes a minivan would work good for you ...just tell j that is your shopping van & he is to not try taking it over...ha ha ...maybe he won't hate it so bad...yes i have a 5 yr old too i'm trying to feed...i'm so sick of picky eaters...i have to cook like crazy this morning, hope is coming to see me, she just finished her two week traing (last 2 weeks) now she is just waiting to be deployed...she was told that she might be sent to the mexican boarder...just waiting to see...guess thats better than leaving the u.s.....i hope you feel better soon...ttyl...judy
 
 
 
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Lansing, Michigan, USA
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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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