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Loving Leftovers 
May 1, 2011 12:28 am 
Updated: May 1, 2011 12:09 pm
As much as crazycook loves rattling around the kitchen, there comes a time that there either is no room left in the frige for more containers, or on occasion there is simply something more interesting to do with the time...  Today was one of those days for me.  J wanted to go visit "the King" for lunch, so nothing to make there accept a beverage. 

Before and after lunch, I enjoyed sitting out on the patio, listening to the birds chirp in the trees overhead, the occasional hum of a hummingbird scoping me out.  I had my water feature trickling playing it's music, and of course, the numerous plants in their pots - mostly greenery only, but some with blossoms.  I had debated going to the Home Depot to look for petunias, more potting soil, and a couple extra pots.  I stayed at home, but was enjoying the outside too much...

Out came the l/o lasagne and into the oven, allowing me to relax more, rather than slave over the stove!  One serving left... perhaps lunch (for me!) sometime soon.  So, the frige is pretty much void of leftovers - for now, at least.  I guess tomorrow, I must cook again.  After the grocery store, of course.  I simply cannot put that off another day!  Apparently Home Depot is going to have to wait!  Perhaps not a bad thing... the slight sunburn might settle down in a couple more days!

So, goodnight folks.  Be well, be happy, and cook crazy!
May 1, 2011 11:36 am
We cleaned out all our leftovers today for lunch. Time to start over... And since my son will be home from college on Friday for the summer - I won't have many leftovers for a few months.
May 1, 2011 12:09 pm
I love leftovers! There are so many dishes that taste better leftover.
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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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