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Labor Day weekend... 
Sep. 3, 2010 11:20 pm 
Updated: Sep. 5, 2010 6:58 pm
This is my second post tonight, most of you who stop by,will probably do so in only a few hours... that "pesky" time zone thing... sometimes wish Phoenix was more East, would make life so much easier!

I'm wondering what kinda stuff folks might me making for the weekend...  I'm half tempted to do a number of appetizer types, and call it good, although last Weds. did read an article in the local paper, about cooking pizza on the grill, and must admit that I'm intrigued!  Past info seemed to indicate that a "pizza stone" would be needed... well I have enough junk in the house as it is, that I really TRY not to buy any item, that is good for only one use!  This article, however, suggested that 5 mins over direct heat, and an additional 5 mins indirect heat, "should" produce an extremely flavorful pizza.  Again, intrigued!  A few days ago, I dug out my rec's for pizza crust, both thin and deep dish, found a rec for pizza sauce, so on, so forth.  So, I guess I'm set to go, if I only have the items on hand to produce a couple smallish pizzas, and since I bought fresh lettuce, might be able to toss together a (not too boring) salad...  PLEASE tell me that I don't have to go to another grocery no later than Sunday!  Guess I can improvise, and since neither of us are "salad enthusiasts" a bowl of lettuce, some dressing and grated cheese, we're usually fine!  Hmmm and some garlic bread..?  But dang it, I'm thinking tortilla chips with "con queso," my deceased friends rec for chicken wings, I have two taco sized tortillas that I made into spinich pinwheels some days ago in the frige, just looking for a reason to put them out!  I have no cabbage at all, so thawing out the home made skins...  egg rolls are out... UNLESS, I venture out to my closest grocery... uggh, on a holiday weekend?  But then, I do believe that this is the last holiday of the year, that much of the population flees town, for cooler weather.  (it was definately 100&miserable today!)  So, I guess I really do need to decide just what we will eat over the 3 day weekend, and decide if I have what I need.  I HATE having to run out for just one ingredient!! 

So, happy holiday weekend, and hope that we all get crazy in the kitchen, all 3 days!  I know I will!
Sep. 4, 2010 7:30 am
Aloha from Las Vegas. Love the hot weather myself. I go grocery shopping and come home wilted, throw on my swimsuit and jump in the pool. By the time I cool down, I am ready to cook. Love it!Maybe cuz I spent my first 55 years in the soggy & chilly pacific northwest :) Dreading the winter.......except maybe the comfort food:)
Sep. 4, 2010 7:03 pm
hi Stevie we are just doing hamburgers & hot dogs on the body is here but Rickie & me so not doing anything much...every one is busy with other things....have a good holiday...ttyl judy
Sep. 4, 2010 7:58 pm
Hopes that however your Monday turns out, it turns out CRAZY GREAT! Think it will be reeaaalll quiet around here... that's ok, I'll still enjoy! Thanks for stopping in ladies!
Sep. 5, 2010 6:58 pm
Just try to keep all of that good food away from your canine friend... Have a good weekend!
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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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