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Is it Monday yet? 
Jan. 29, 2011 11:41 pm 
Updated: Jan. 31, 2011 1:34 pm
Left a post yesterday, but felt compelled to return this eve... oops, after midnight Sat!  Friday, I had chatted about possibly making a fish meal for dinner, but sometime today I ran across a rec. for a burger casserole I've made a few times, and it just sounded so good, that the crazykitchen took me there, instead! 

Twas a good day, all things told... I worked some on my sewing project, the duvet for my comforter, but then got a call that, coupled with my misgivings as to where to go next with the duvet, detoured me away from the sewing, and on to other activities.  I actually went out, and met a friend for an afternoon cocktail... well, a beer, but still, I got out to be social...  Once home, it was time to throw the casserole together, then dinner...

Since, I've been somewhat distracted...  Some years ago, I was talking to a young man, probably 10yrs my junior, and the topic of "old movies" came up.  Ok, I'm an "old fart," and was thinking Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer...  His "fav" old movies were Doris Day and Rock Hudson!!  I bit my tongue to keep me from laughing...  Not in our fav old movies, but in that 10 years could make THAT much difference!  So, I've spent the past hour(s) searching "famous quotes," and like it or not, each post from the crazycook will no doubt end with a quote of "a star."  Some advice... if you don't know who I'm talking about... ask your GRANDPARENTS!! lol!

So, all, be happy, be well, and be crazy! 

In the words of WC Fields, "I cook with wine.  Sometimes I even add to the food!"
Jan. 30, 2011 4:27 am
That is one of my favorite quotes! :-) Hamburger casserole sounds good, is that a recipe from this site?
Jan. 30, 2011 7:21 pm
Sorry, M.A. but got the rec from a magazine I looked at last year! Taco seasoned ground beef, pasta or beans (I like kidney beans) cheese, and top with corn chips or tortilla chips. Had some for lunch today, too! (doesn't micro too well tho!)
Jan. 31, 2011 8:20 am
I can live with that quote!
Jan. 31, 2011 1:32 pm
wow stevie you sure do stay busy, your casserole sounds good, oh ya i love old movies also, stay sweet ttyl..judy
Jan. 31, 2011 1:34 pm
love that quote ...think i already live by that one too
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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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