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Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

"shredding the day" 
 
Sep. 3, 2011 12:24 am 
Updated: Sep. 3, 2011 4:57 pm
I was here a couple of hours ago... (I answered comments on yesterdays!)  While I was in a state of euphoria due to the cloud cover, I began my day as usual...  I had decided to have a "crazykitchen day," but as I rarely get my "stuff" together before noon, I began sifting through recipes.  I was in hopes of baking, or something...  The longer I searched, the more I began to think that I needed a "grocery run."  I can't say why, but that's where my day "went."  Checked ads, added to my lists, and had lunch.

The afternoon simply melted into the past as it were.  Returning from the store after 3pm, put up the groceries, and realized that my back ached from neck to waist!  Break time, I decided...  Dinner was a "quick fix" in that I'd picked up some lettuce and fresh ground chuck...  I began to smell tacos come meal time!  Also used up l/o refrieds, so it wasn't all a total loss!  Kitchen is tidied, but not "cleaned up," but I had run out of steam...  So be it!  Tomorrow my day is pretty much wide open, so presuming that I didn't get my "fix" today, who knows?  Got to thinking I'd love to make eclairs, and take 1/2 doz to MI for part of mom's b'day!  Possible, I guess, but I prefer to travel light...  I'm also wanting to bake some dinner rolls... the rec I found for mock "White Castle" burgers is calling me again, but I'll need "mini" rolls.  I keep thinking that brown & serve dinner rolls would work... but homemade is always the best.

So all, I think that I'm starting to "fade" as I call it, and had best finish for now...  Regardless, the afternoon ended up going "through the shredder" or so it seems!  I have no explanation... nor do I care right now! 

Be healthy, be happy, be crazy...    Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
 
Comments
Sep. 3, 2011 9:31 am
Stevie - I love days like yours. Also love your 'I don't care' attitude. Life's too short to crowd every day with must-do's.
 
Sep. 3, 2011 11:40 am
I'm wondering how much grief you will get from TSA trying to board a plane with homemade eclairs. I have visions of some lout deciding he needs to bite into each one to be sure nothing is hidden. Go ahead and take it easy, you really need not account to anyone for your time. BTW, sliders sound great!
 
Sep. 3, 2011 4:57 pm
Don't get me wrong Lucy, I do have resposibilities that become MUSTS at times... Heaven forbid we run out of milk, for instance! BSM... ya make me LAUGH, luv! Hadn't thought about them being confiscated or the like! Think maybe I'll see if my grocery can get hold of some dry ice, send only the pastry, and take stuff for filling and frosting with me! (Or scatter stuff between two bags?) Have to run... kitchen is calling again... Back later to leave an update!
 
 
 
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Stevie crazycook

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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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