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Before Daybreak... 
May 20, 2011 10:41 pm 
Updated: May 21, 2011 6:34 pm
I've never been one to arise before the sun... that is, unless I'm having a "bad night" where sleep is concerned.  I'm more than happy to get up between 9 and 10am!  Most nights, I've run out of steam and flop into bed with spice kitty, and the oggies on their beds around midnight... but then there are the nights/mornings like last night...

While we have satellite dish on the roof, I still find it silly that I can't find a darn thing on in the evening worth watching... at least something I've not seen half a dozen times in the past months!  Thus, when a show came on at 1am that I'd not watched in some time, I fortified myself...  Did I actually "watch" the show... I did not!  I went SHOPPING!  It was near 3am, and the end of the second episode of "my show" by time I was done tap dancing around the internet...  I do predict however, that I'll certainly enjoy Miss Marple (boxed set) for many years to come!

While I was tempted to re-heat last night's dinner, I chose instead to skillet fry two pork steaks (doubt I've EVER done that before!) made mashed potatoes & gravy, and topped the meal off with l/o creamed corn...  It was indeed a fine meal, despite me forgetting to flour the meat before tossing into the hot skillet...  Unfortunately, I don't much care for pork "sirloin?" so feasted mostly on the side dishes smothered in gravy! 

So for the evening's entertainment, I pulled out my set of "The Thin Man," and am watching disc 2 of 5.  Needed a little bit of humor, I guess...  Figured I'd best stop by here tho, before the lights all go out!

Stay well, be happy, be crazy!
May 21, 2011 11:51 am
I get caught up with the Masterpiece series on PBS and it always seems like the best episodes are on at 1 am. I too find the satelite doesn't mean there is anything I want to watch. I was bored enough one night that I counted 28 channels trying to sell something. I am seriously thinking of ditching it and just subscribing to Netflix. Be well, Stevie
May 21, 2011 3:46 pm
Masters of Horror comes on the SyFy channel at 3 AM, and I'm hooked. OTOH, all the good stuff on the Food Network comes on in the morning, and I sleep through it all (sigh). I've never been one to rise with the sun either. "Late to bed and late to rise makes the sleeper rested and wise!"
May 21, 2011 6:34 pm
I do believe that the last time I actually WATCHED a sunrise... I'd been UP ALL NIGHT! :0) Thanks, both! I'll have to remember the "phrase" CW!!
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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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