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Do men wear pink... or do they cook? 
Jun. 25, 2011 9:07 pm 
Updated: Jun. 27, 2011 8:36 pm
I think that the "short" answer is, if a man is secure enough with himself, he most certainly could do both (even at the same time!)  although I've never actually seen a chef in pink!  Seems the drab white and "checkered" pants are the norm in this neck of the woods...  Do they still wear those awful hats?

So, as I pulled into downtown San Diego on my most recent visit (20+ yrs ago...) I happened to have worn a "polo" style shirt, that was a salmon-ish color at the shoulders, with a wide stripe below of a blue, and another green.  A police car pulled up beside me at a red light... I nodded and smiled... and the officer backed up to get behind me.  The light turned green, I proceeded 1/2 block to my hotel - by now his lights were flashing, and he followed me...   Trust, when they say "lay on the ground," and then cuff you... they do that and only that!  As I sat in the back of the squad car, I read the note attached to the dash... description of a man... fitting my general appearance, and wearing a PINK shirt!  I guess a bank had been robbed, a witness was brought by - she shook her head "no," and I was released.  Despite, I still enjoyed my "vacation," and headed back to Phoenix when the time came!

So, here I am oh so many years later...  That shirt has been gone for a long time, however I do own a solid pink t-shirt which I do wear on occasion.  Do I wear it when I cook?  Guess I must if I put it on in the morning, and fix dinner that evening! 

Speaking food, I once again made "extra" this evening, thinking enough for both this evening's meal, and one more... alas, as so often happens, I can never figure out how much dry pasta to toss into the pot!  I was hoping not to have to cook more tomorrow, but fear if I want "leftovers" for lunches, I'm going to have to boil one more pot!  I've been craving tuna casserole for almost two weeks... added a can to some l/o mac&cheese a while ago, but it just wasn't "right," if you know what I mean!

Oh, I have found a recipe for a creamed soup substitute, if you're interested...  I skipped much of the seasonings that the recipe called for, as I figure if I want "cream of mushroom," I can add mushrooms, or "cream of celery," some diced celery and celery salt....  I guess my version falls into the category of "all purpose," if you will.  I'm simply looking for "homemade" substitutes, afterall, I have the time to mix my own.  Onion Soup Mix, make my own...  Taco seasoning, make my own...  Casserole sauce mix, make my own!  Perhaps this whole topic should be the subject of an individual post...?

So, be healthy, be happy, be crazy...
Jun. 26, 2011 2:33 pm
Back in the 70's, pink was a fashionable color for men- or, it was intended to be. The store I worked in, wound up with an over- supply of them and put them out for clearance at $2.00 each. I bought every one that was my size or a size larger because I worked in their paint department. It wasn't long before their pink shirts were speckled with their paint.
Jun. 26, 2011 4:23 pm
love it, Mike!
Jun. 27, 2011 2:11 am
hey Stevie, i think you are right,i see men in pink often, and med do love cooking ...the guy next door has a big pink pair of house shoes he wears all the time...they are so cute,he said they feel good well my friend...judy
Jun. 27, 2011 8:36 pm
Judy, don't tell me the shoes are those big "hairy/fluffy" things... Too funny! Thanks, much!
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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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