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midnight munchies? 
 
Mar. 2, 2011 10:41 pm 
Updated: Mar. 4, 2011 6:11 pm
Since shortly after dinner which I wrote about earlier this afternoon, I developed a craving for something a little "sweet."  Now, I've claimed for more yrs than I can recall, not to have a sweet tooth, but of late I've been trying to keep something around the kitchen... especially enjoyed the choc chip cookies, followed by a pan of "mmmmm brownies" and now... NOTHING!  I've tried munching on some salty/crunchy, thought about diving into a dill pickle... but like it or not, I NEED something SWEET!! :)  Midnight approaches... and I'm just about ready to head into the crazykitchen to build a PB&J, for lack of anything else... afterall, it is a bit late to wander in there and whip up a batch of something...  I'm thinking a lemon merangue pie, as the lemons are so plentyful, but I so HATE messing with pastry.  Guess I just don't have the knack... or patience?  I also don't have a decent surface to roll dough, as when I had my kitchen remodelled two yrs ago, I insisted on hand laid ceramic tile counters.  The old dump was built in 1950, so as I've always like the look, I decided to head in that direction, and don't regret it at all... with the one exception!

So, I will be taking a break here in a few, to go make my sandwich... unfortunately J ate all the grape jelly...  I'm guessing that I will improvise!  To me, it just isn't a pbj without grape jelly!  Let me know if you have a fav flavor!

So, friends, I did leave a post earlier... "supper on a shoestring..." so ya might want to check in for a chuckle, perhaps!  Till next time, spread that p-nut butter!
 
Comments
judy 
Mar. 3, 2011 4:11 am
hey Stevie, that happens to me a lot 15 mins. before bed & i am in the kitchen looking for a sweet snack...that is bad for me, so i now just eat a cup of crushed ice...and go to bed...i too have trouble with pie crust, sometimes it works & other times it don't, my kitchen is small with almost no counter space, we built it that way thinking we wouldn't need much ...lol...boy was i wrong ..lesson learned...even if i am the only one using the kitchen i want a large kitchen with lots of counter space..( in my next kitchen)..ttyl friend...judy
 
Mar. 3, 2011 6:59 am
Hello. We use our kitchen table to rollout dough, shape cookies, knead bread, etc. My daughter makes her Bento lunch everyday. I am her assistant. She spends a lot of time shaping carrots. Today she made little rabbits out of an apple. I cut up vegetables and other things she doesn't care about shaping. I do all the dishes after she leaves for school. I seldom have the same breakfast because they're is always some left over. On days when I go to the grocery store or medical appointments I make lunch out of the leftovers for the driver that picks me up on the community bus. I don't know the rules of answering a blog so if this ramble was out of line send me an email and tell me please. reading these blogs is addicting. Everyone have a good day.
 
Mar. 3, 2011 7:01 am
Hello. We use our kitchen table to rollout dough, shape cookies, knead bread, etc. My daughter makes her Bento lunch everyday. I am her assistant. She spends a lot of time shaping carrots. Today she made little rabbits out of an apple. I cut up vegetables and other things she doesn't care about shaping. I do all the dishes after she leaves for school. I seldom have the same breakfast because they're is always some left over. On days when I go to the grocery store or medical appointments I make lunch out of the leftovers for the driver that picks me up on the community bus. I don't know the rules of answering a blog so if this ramble was out of line send me an email and tell me please. reading these blogs is addicting. Everyone have a good day.
 
Mar. 3, 2011 1:12 pm
AS always,, thanks Judy. Gail, don't worry too much - I was the same the very first time I wrote a blog... had never even READ one! Keep is "civil," and shouldn't have issues at all! Thanks for sharing!
 
Mar. 4, 2011 8:14 am
Hi, Stevie! Our kitchen is not a modren one- no storage space for small appliances. This means too many small appliances are on the counters. To accomodate the kneading and rolling problem, I got a piece of 1/4 inch plexiglass that is oversize of what I need. I just use a couple ratchet clamps to hold it in place. Kinda lame but it does help quite a bit.
 
Lace 
Mar. 4, 2011 9:21 am
I must confess, I'm a "night eater". I'll wake up in the middle of the night and have a craving or just have to put something in my tummy! Somehow it seems to make me sleep better (most of the time). I've been doing this all my life so when I was young pickles were off limits around bedtime because my mom said I must have had some crazy dreams due to all the commotion I caused not to mention walking in my sleep!
 
Lee B 
Mar. 4, 2011 3:58 pm
I love just about any type of jam or jelly.And I am one of those that like sweet and salty (together) snacks...caramels with sea-salt,ice cream with chocolate and potato chips on top,ham with cream cheese and a pickle on the side,etc... Mike-great idea with the plexiglass.Extra space can also be obtained by pulling out a kitchen drawer and putting a cookie sheet on the drawer.and as for the pie crusts Stevie-in a pinch I will buy Petz frozen over Pillsbury.Pillsbury seems to have an "off" taste. Good luck!!!
 
Mar. 4, 2011 6:11 pm
Thanks, friends! Bear with me, kinda in a funk of late, as I haven't been home "alone" for days, and it's dragging me down! Get to dog sit for Kenyon's cousin starting tomorrow - mummy's going on a cruise for a week! Must be nice...! Thanks also for the suggestions! Maybe something will come together at some point!
 
 
 
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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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