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Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

Nov. 29, 2010 8:24 pm 
Updated: Dec. 5, 2010 10:18 pm
... to all of my friends, right here at AR, whether you are new, or have been hanging around for a while!  When my day has been crappy, or my efforts in the kitchen may not have turned out as hoped, it's always nice to pop back in here, and get a "boost" from you wonderful folks!  I've not yet, after travelling "around the world" with you, been let down by a "great job" or something similar...  When life really seems to be kicking me to the ground, I know that I can count on this blog and the comments it inspires, will ALWAYS give me the lift I need, to not crawl back into bed for the entire day, but do the best I can and function as a "normal" person for the day.  I really do feel that "stumbling" onto this website, finally becoming a "supporting member," and the joys I've received since beginning the blog, are helping me to stay on an even "keel," AllRecipes has nurtured my passion for cooking (and trying way many new recipes) only to have folks who actually enjoy my writings (another passion) and stop long enough to say "HI." 

As bad as the last week or more has been for me, despite today consisting of getting cleaned up, and going to pick Kenyon up, once home I did begin to shake off the issues I've carried this week, allowed J to, in his way, "admit" that he's been a TYRANT.  He really can be a "donkey" (read between the lines, please,) much of the time, but I have no choice other than to stay and tolerate the verbal abuse...  I do believe that tomorrow will be a much brighter day... have the house to myself all day, all the kids home, and NOTHING that I MUST do... perhaps that tree will be put up, or I will tear my "harvest basket" apart (it has been in the dining room some time now) my point is, it is a day that I can wait a while, and simply see which way the wind blows me... loosely translates to "where will the muse take me?" 

Don't count on this being my last post of the night... I just REALLY needed to say "Thank all of you" for being who you are, and for entering my life!  I've felt for years, that the "measure" of one's life is not how "successful" you are... but just how many lives you touch.  How much joy do you bring to others?  Have millions in the bank, or no bank account doesn't matter... how much of YOU are you willing to share... 

I guess I have no more to share right now, so farewell, friends!
Nov. 29, 2010 9:12 pm
Hi Steve. Hang in there. I always think-Tomorrows another day-Sometimes its all I have to cling to. I tend to get a little 'manic' at times. There is alot on my plate. Thankfully I have people like you to cheer me on, or at least make me smile. Thank You for that. As far as verbal abuse?? My motto is, if you are gonna be a T*rd, go lay in the yard. I simply don't have enough room in my head for angst.(Then I go lock myself in my room and talk to nice people like yourself) Have a good night Dear, and keep bloggin'. Toni
Nov. 30, 2010 7:08 am
wow stevie, im sorry that j is being such an *ss i hope things get better, i hope today is great for you, yes keep on bloggin it will help...i always enjoy your blog...miss you when you don't...ttyl judy your friend forever
Nov. 30, 2010 7:25 am
Verbal abuse can be devastating. Too bad you have to live with it. You sound like a wonderful person to have around and it should be appreciated.
Lee B 
Nov. 30, 2010 12:48 pm
You are very welcome Stevie. I come here to get relief from my worries also! Sometimes, you are just what the dr. orders. Mean,grouchy,grumpy people get the smallest piece of pie or cake. (hang in there!!!)
Nov. 30, 2010 9:35 pm
Happy holidays. They can be so trying and I know Thanksgiving was for you. I say every year I WANT TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT NEXT YEAR. This Thanksgiving was the first year I have not cooked /cleante atleast 1/3 of the meal but you know what??? I already want to think about cooking next year as Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
Nov. 30, 2010 9:36 pm
forgive my typo! I meant cleaned!
Dec. 1, 2010 1:42 am
Hi,Stevie,thanks so much for sharing,i always feel that i know you,and i also come to this website to get a real feel of life and to see what other interesting ppl r doing.I find ur blogs really interesting and keep blogging.
Dec. 1, 2010 7:13 pm
It is so hard to deal with verbal abuse, especially when you can't get away from it. I am glad you can find refuge here with your blog, where there are so many who look forward to reading your words. Here we have our own community of people who care about each other!
Dec. 3, 2010 7:38 am
Stevie, It must be hard living with someone that verbally abusing you all the time. I know you must start to question yourself worth. Please dont let that happen. you are a wonderful person and never forget that.My husband is just the opposite, but with some of the same feelings. He does not communicate with me very much at all. He just seems to not ever have anything to say about much of anything. When we sit down to dinner he stares out the window while eating.With that all said I know he does love me. We have been married for 48 years. He is now very ill and I don't know how much longer I am going to have him. Strange but even though he does not talk much I know exactly what he is thinking without him saying a word. I guess I do enough talking for the both of us LOL.
Dec. 5, 2010 10:18 pm
Perhaps, at this late date, the term "verbal abuse" is a bit extreme... More of a "rant & rave" for an hour, over stupid stuff (sp?) Reminds of being 7 or 8, when my parents were in the midst of divorce... dad enjoyed backing you into a corner until he had said his piece. Just CAN'T deal with it now! Thanks, all for the comments and support... nice to know I can come here and "boo-hoo" a bit! Life has been calm for a few days now... much nicer!!
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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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