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Who turned up the heat? 
Mar. 31, 2011 10:38 pm 
Updated: Apr. 1, 2011 8:59 pm
As feared, the wonderful spring weather we've been enjoying was far too short lived.  We're looking at ninety degrees and climbing... tho the weather folk assure us that it will cool down (at least) one more time before "hatefully miserable" becomes a daily ocurrance!

Crazycook didn't actually make it out to play today, nor will I tomorrow...  Perhaps over the weekend I can pull out all of the "stops" and go on a manic cooking rampage!  I'm really craving potato salad now "the heat is on!"  I think that it's also time to dump out the frige... AGAIN!  (That's always a sure way to fill up the dishwasher to justify running it!) 

I just happened to tune in to the beginning of an "old" movie I'm not sure I've seen, tho I probably have long, long, ago...  "All About Eve," with one of my "fav's" Bette Davis.  What left me somewhat speechless was the never ending list of cast members, ALL famous!  Of course, if you wonder who Bette Davis is, you're sure not to know any of the others! LOL.  I wonder why I'm so drawn to the "late & the great" stars of a lifetime ago?  My jaw literally dropped when I finally realized that the young blonde in one scene was Marilyn Monroe!

Guessing that you've heard enough rambling for now, so I'll be back once the crazykitchen is back up and running full speed!

Be well, be happy... BE CRAZY!
Apr. 1, 2011 3:29 am
Oh I'd love for you to send some of that heat to NE Ohio!! It is 6:30 am here and snowing like it is December, and this week was my Spring break! I had a few days of 40-ish degrees, but the past 3 have been cold and snowy. But - potato salad sounds great. Maybe tomorrow I'll make an indoor picnic with potato salad, baked beans, hamburgers, etc., etc.
Apr. 1, 2011 3:34 am
hey stevie, i have seen on the weather that it's heating up there, i would love some of that heat, it's going to be 60 here today, warmer than we have been, oh i love old movie's to, nice to see you here, be well & stay crazy...judy
Lee B 
Apr. 1, 2011 9:12 am
Believe it or not, I was actually watching 'All about Eve" myself. Great movie, I agree.And yes, you can send the warmth east! At least the 2" of snow melted rather quickly yesterday. BTW-have you ever found a recipe for a decent meatloaf? ;) Have a lovely weekend.
Apr. 1, 2011 11:05 am
i make my meat loaf like this....1lb 80% lean hamburger,1 small onion graded, 8 crackers, 1/2 cup tomato juice, salt & pepper,1 egg...mix all together..i make mine in small loafs so it cooks faster, half way thur cooking i put catchup on top...oh i cover it with foil till the last 15 mins....bake at 375 till juices run clear...hope you all like it...judy
Lee B 
Apr. 1, 2011 6:18 pm
Here is my basic recipe:1 1/2# 80% lean hamburger,1# pork sausage (reg.),1 medium onion-minced,1 clove garlic-minced,1/3 c. spicy V-8,1 lg. egg,1/2 sleeve Premium saltines,salt/pepper to taste,and 1/4-1/2 t. chopped dried rosemary.We love rosemary,so I usually add more.Mix all ingredients together,GENTLY.This helps it to remain "tender."Bake in a loaf pan @ 350 for about 40 min.(depending on your oven) Then top with mixture of brown sugar and ketchup(catsup??) and return to oven for about 15more minutes.( If I use a higher fat content hamburger, I put bread in the bottom of the pan to soak up excess grease)Served with mashed potatoes, vegetable,salad and rolls-delectable! Do you have a secret potato salad recipe? And thanks for sharing Judy.
Apr. 1, 2011 8:59 pm
Hi all, thanks for all the input! Sorry... you'll have to deal with the cold (why do ya think I FLED MI as soon as I could?) I'll "stick to my guns..." when I say "don't have to SHOVEL the HEAT!" Guess I'll post my meatloaf rec a bit later... have some email to look for...
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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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