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Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

As Always... 
Jul. 21, 2011 10:02 pm 
Updated: Jul. 22, 2011 11:18 am
I believe that I've shared that two meals in a row were fit for the dogs, not ME!  Now, I do realize that I'm my worst critic...  Rightly so, as far as I'm concerned...  What cook who prides themselves in the end results, would wish to serve "slop" to others?? (Even if it is hubby, partner, friend...!) 

As we had no "lunch stuff" yesterday, I tossed together a pot of "goulash" my version, anyway, and for dinner, tuna/noodle...  I felt confidant that I couldn't mess up either too badly!  Regardless, I figured a good shot of confidance would benefit me!

Now, my "poster frames" arrived this afternoon, so it was fortunate that I'd not planned a major dinner... throwing together a lasagne with l/o sauce was an easy enough task... but the salad I'd really wanted is still in the form of "whole veg's," and may be for a bit!  The art work I'd ordered, has been here for at least a month, so of course, I was looking forward to frames... I've just been too darn lazy to get out any buy, so finally I ordered!  The excitement level was high, as I framed the first to two prints!  Ok, not the most "professional" looking job, but none the less, a print to hang on the wall!  Now #2...  Trim the print to fit, dismantle the frame backing to insert the print...  ALAS... the plexiglass was in 3 pieces, with an additional crack just for good measure...  I went ahead and placed the second, which is now resting atop the back of the sofa...  Dang, they look great!  So, a short call to the retailer, and I'll have a new frame come Monday... it seems like a month away, right now...  I'm sure that the artist, Erte, is pleased that I've awaited this day... despite the hiccup!

So, the crazyness continues, like it or not!  I'm in hopes to soon get back to work on the duvet cover....  (It would be nice to be done by Thanksgiving!)  I also have a new project on the burner, which shouldn't be a LOOONNNGGG drawn out effort.  Some simple painting of a couple of old cabinets...

Now, I've been hesitant, but I've been asked to share...  If you are so inclined, feel free to visit my new blog, "Welcome to the Madness" at

Meantime, I look forward to hearing from you all here!  Guess I decided that I had more "time" than "to-do's" like THAT list is ever done!!  LOL!

Be well, friends, be happy, and be "crazy!"
Jul. 22, 2011 11:18 am
hello Stevie, wow new must post after you get them framed & hung...i just came from the other blog great job there too....yes i too make meals the cats or dog won't touch...happens to the best of us...stay well friend..judy
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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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