A day gone south...
Aug. 14, 2011 11:29 pm
Updated: Aug. 16, 2011 8:02 pm
I had the best of intentions, of having a truly fun day in the crazykitchen today. That was, at least, until about 4am. I awoke (as I often do,) but did not roll over and go right back to sleep. My left foot was on fire... or so it felt! While
my feet often "tell" my brain that they're cold as ice... this was a totally new sensation for me. The blanket was too heavy, and added to my discomfort, though sticking my foot out from under the covers didn't work either - while that foot BURNED, it got
So, I finally crawled out of bed about 10am, difficulty walking (putting my weight on that foot,) and that infernal BURNING! Just "above" my toes, that poor foot was bright red, slightly swollen... Did I sprain an ankle again? But what about that burning
sensation? After an hour or so, I thought "self, could it be the GOUT?" Nooo... it can't be! Regardless, it matters not! Safe bet that it's one or t'other however!
Dinner ended up being cold ham, macaroni salad, and cold baked beans - AGAIN... I did however do a pretty poor job of making some "Oriental chicken wings..." What a dud that turned out to be! Time to dr. them up tomorrow, I guess, as only one was eaten!
I'm in hopes that, if I'm a little more focused, I can "fix" the wings, and make those darn eggrolls I've been salivating over for perhaps two weeks now! While I'm at it, I'll make a small batch of Plum Sauce, and Hoisin... I'm really curious re: the rec
I found for the latter. It may be way off mark, or it might just work!
(Interject a thought -) commercial just came on using a snippet of a song I have on one of Josh Groban's cd's... His concert is THIS FRIDAY! I'm so excited I could just .....!
Perhaps if I get my act together, I can start the wrappers early enough to have them done by lunch time... Then there's the potato rec. I spoke of over the weekend... sounds too, too, interesting! Now I need to "perfect" my use of Asian Chili Garlic Sauce...
We're such wimps, but that was an issue I had with the wings... there simply was NO heat to them! Wind up the crazycook, and turn him loose! Foot be dammed! (Chairs may have been invented for this purpose!)
I was paid a huge compliment on my last blog... (I did respond to comments, btw) that the reader... "Mamaw" I believe (SORRY if I'm getting that wrong!) that part of the interest in reading my blogs, was that I write as though I'm chatting with old friends!
From the day I began "Stevie'scrazykitchen" I've enjoyed my blabberings... I could not write any differently! I may never meet a single one of you, but if you're a "name" that pops up under "comments" time to time, you ARE INDEED a friend, and I appreciate
your interaction! I live by one motto, for sure..."what ya see, is what ya get!" Is there any other pretext on a site like this? I could claim to be royalty from "Walla Balla" but what good would that do anyone? Just a "down home guy" who inherited a bit
of $$! In person, I'm quite the "wall flower," so perhaps this is MY venue... no one to interrupt me mid word and the like! Folk wonder why I say little... H... when I try, I'm ignored or interrupted, so why bother?
Ok, enough of that stuff! So, whilst dining in "mid America" tonight, I do believe I'll be back in Asia tomorrow! Wonder what will happen next? Any ideas? Name a country, or a specific dish, and as long as it's something we'll eat, I'll
attempt to make it! Just keep in mind, that I could, under NO circumstances eat anything containing hot chilis! Serrano's are too hot for me! Anahiem's add flavor, but no heat... no doubt the contents of the can at the grocery, reading "green chilis."
YUM! (I'm down to one can... best replenish the supply!)
I've recently stumbled upon another source for recipes... and have signed up for weekly newletters for 3 different cuisines. I've received one for Chinese (duh!) and am awaiting the others... I'm quite excited, despite the site not having a "recipe box" or
the like. The two rec's I've printed are in such fine print I'll need a magnifying glass soon! Despite... yet another source! I'm sure that most of my time will be spent right here at "home," but never hurts to venture out a bit, either!
Meantime, be happy, be crazy, and don't sprain an ankle if ya wanna cook!