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Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

The Thief 
Sep. 4, 2010 11:52 pm 
Updated: Sep. 6, 2010 7:45 pm
If I'm not mistaken, a few days ago I happened to mention that I had gone, once again, into the CrazyCook mode, and managed to produce for one, two loaves of sourdough bread, made with my own starter...   Dutifully, after the loaves had cooled, I bagged them each up in "saved for re-use" bread bags, leaving one on the cutting board, and depositing the other safe and sound, in the freezer.  At this time, I had not even tasted it to know if the bread is worth a darn, but figured at some point the next day, I would try a slice...  All was well in "crazyville," so I flopped into bed, and sawed logs until I felt "human" again.  Usual routine, hit the potty, pull on comfy clothes, let the dogs out, unlock the deadbolt on the front door.  Next, I have to deal with 3 cats screaming at me, as they are starving to DEATH and then there's Mr Mitts, who has to have fresh filtered water, with an ice cube or two!

By this time, my eyes were still attempting to focus, but I did see the blurry image of "a lump" on the dining room floor... not at all uncommon, as Kenyon leaves his toys strewn all around the house...  So much for that thought!  When I reached down to pick it up, so I might not trip over it, it felt rather odd... kind of spongy, but crumbly, at the same time...

A trait of the Afghan breed is, that they are THIEVES!  (many stories on that matter!)   Putting on my readers, so I might see just what it was I had in my hand, I realized!  The Bad Boy had swiped the loaf of sourdough off the cutting board, ripped the bag to shreds, and helped himself to 2/3 of a loaf of "fresh from the oven sourdough!"  As the other loaf is in the freezer, I still have not tried it, so I have no idea if it's any more than bird (dog) food!  I really should know better, but then, it has been some time, since the "thief" hit the crazykitchen, so at the time, didn't give it a second thought...  Is nothing sacred?  Our afghan hound friend Audie, has warned me more than once, that unless it's on the "top of the refridgerator" it's afghan reachable...  20 yrs I've had at least one afghan in my home, but have I learned that lesson yet?  Wonder what the boy will steal next...? 

Remind me sometime, have a great story about dry navy beans...  Have a great tomorrow, and a super wonderful (crazy) Memorial Day!  More later all!
Sep. 5, 2010 8:07 am
Ah man! I think I would have cried.
Sep. 5, 2010 1:29 pm
Hey, well at least he ate good that night! He has good taste! Good thing you still had the one in the freezer! Sorry you had to go through that. Have a wonderful holiday!
Sep. 5, 2010 4:04 pm
My black lab Harley is also a bread thief!! Bagels, english muffins, tortillas, you name it. I finally bought a bread box but still have to hide stuff from him!!
Sep. 5, 2010 8:24 pm
Thanks guys, don't be strangers! Nada today, just stopped in, myself!
Sep. 6, 2010 5:54 am
You have an afghan? I've always adored them though haven't "owned" one. Really - who owns who, here? Have a great day, Stevie!
Sep. 6, 2010 7:45 pm
thanks Lace, Kenyon is the 5th Afghan hound I've had (Rex was my best bud, when J and I met...) Until Kenyon Rex, local "pound," Persia, Ashley, Zoe, all RESCUES.. Kenyon just sort of "came to us" thru our great friend, who ran the rescue here in the valley for years... K was not a rescue, but at 7mos old, needed a "good forever home!" don't get me going... waterworks are near!! I'll be back later!!!!
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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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