Weather man comes to call...
May 18, 2011 9:01 pm
Updated: May 19, 2011 6:33 pm
Crazycook awoke to cloudy skies this morning, perhaps not that out of the ordinary for this time of year... By noon, I'd had coffee, brunch, fed the dogs... the usual. Stopped at the weather channel long enough to see what the day might hold.
To back up a bit, Saturday, I made a monster "pot 'o beans" after boiling a ham bone for hours prior. Whatever posessed me to do so when it was around 100F that afternoon, is totally beyond me, but I did! Dinner that evening consisted of beans, and cornbread,
also made that afternoon.
So, back to this morning, I took a few to check the weather, as I've said... Temp to be in the mid 70's, with a 20% chance of rain. Yeah, RIGHT! It has been extremely rare in this part of town to see rain with a prediction of less than 30%, so I was major
skeptical! 2-3pm we got a few "spit spots," enough only to mess the cars up! TOTALLY to my surprise, as the dinner hour began to near, we not only got a few more sprinkles, but actually a few heavy downpours. I had decided early to warm up some of the beans
for dinner... but did decide to make a dessert this afternoon. As it turned out, it was a great day for a nice bowl of beans... too bad the cornbread has gone rather strange, and may well prove to be dog food for a few days! Still, the dinner suited me just
Now if the dessert actually had a name, I might mention it, but since I took 3 different rec's to make 3 layers of a "bar cookie" recipe... As of this moment, I've yet to taste test... but suspect that the first "vote" being one of a positive note, once I
get the "ducks in a row," as it were, I'll share with you all! Prep wise seems there might be a few easier shortcuts... but then, I'm no expert baker... I did have trouble with the topping, which as I prepared it took longer than 30 mins... perhaps melting
chips/butter would go much faster in the micro, than in a double boiler!
Well, all, crazycook has to get back to the idiot box now... I also want to sort out this darn recipe info (on one page rather than three!) in time to watch the "encore" showing on LMN, the docudrama entitled "Coco Channel." (how stupid am I? thought Coco
was a MAN!!!! lol)
Be well, be happy, be crazy, and perhaps I'll be back again later....?