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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 fine!

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....?
 
Comments
judy 
May 19, 2011 2:48 am
hey Stevie,we have had cloudy sky's & rain here too, killing me,i need sun...i bet your beans was good, i cook mine in my crock pot ...keeps the house cooler, i think thats what i will make today beans & cornbread, i have a ham bone in the freezer,can't wait to hear about your desert i know it has to be good, ...lol i would have fell for the coco channel too..ttyl friend..judy
 
May 19, 2011 6:33 pm
Thanks, Judy... I'm sure your book is what my shrink was chatting about last time! I saw "him" on the idiot box some time back, chatting about his theories... makes total sense! More later...
 
 
 
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Lansing, Michigan, USA
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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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