hmmm, Comfort Food!
Apr. 9, 2011 11:04 pm
Updated: Apr. 10, 2011 10:12 pm
When I got up yesterday, it was partly cloudy, and quite windy (for us, at least.) Of course, silly me had to fling open windows, and the door also, when I let the dogs out. From the time I put coffee on, until I turned out the last of the lights and
fell into bed, all I did was SNEEZE! That evening we did actually get sprinkled on, but the promised storm arrived today... an nice afternoon rain, light but steady. I consider this a "good" rain, rather than run off with a heavy downpour. Light, steady,
and long, stands a better chance of soaking in and actually doing some good for the lawn (?) trees, and plantings. The rains must have cleared the air of the dust and pollen that made me so miserable all of Friday! I've not had the negative reaction today,
other than the ordinary!
"Comfort Food..." Out came a recently purchased pkg of bacon, eggs, and bread for toast... ummm comfort food... Now this wasn't served till after noon, but on my schedule, that's more or less "mid morning!" Once brunch was done, I grabbed a couple of cookbooks,
and headed to the sitting room for a while. Hmmm... comfort food... Perusing both books, I narrowed it down to either Cornish Pasty's, or Steak and Guiness Pie. J chose the former, so it was time to clean the crazykitchen a second time, and begin yet another
mess! To my dismay, the recipe I had looked at wanted the meat filling to simmer for over an hour, with the pasty's in the oven another 45 mins! Crazycook took over, embellished on the recipe adding a few ingredients that it didn't call for... and cut cooking
time. Leave the pan to simmer on a low flame, clean and cut 2 medium red potatoes, toss in olive oil, salt lightly, and into the preheated oven. Time to assemble, I made 3 entrees from a single (store bought) pastry round. Taste test the meat again...
UMMM, comfort food - delectable! Pop those into the oven.
The lemon sherbet had finally frozen solid, but should still be beaten in the mixer... too hard to chop into "small pieces" first, I passed on that for the time being... maybe a chore for Sunday! What little I was able to deal with, I put in a small container
to firm back up... must try that soon! Tonight, perhaps not, but as I was messing with it, another taste test, and I decided that this would probably make a delectable margarita! Again, perhaps tomorrow, whilst working with the mixer... afterall, the sun
should shine with a hi of around 70F.
So, friends, till next time, be happy, be healthy, and cook crazy! Oh, and pass the pitcher!