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Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

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Jan. 21, 2012 8:58 pm 
Updated: Jan. 22, 2012 11:32 pm
Once again, CrazyCook seems to be on a mission!  Just half an hour ago, I left a post, but now I feel compelled to wander from the topic of "food" and onto the topic of "fame!"  It seems that every time I turn around, there's another movie being launched, or shown on tv...

Not to ignore any other (movies) in the meantime, I'm sitting here watching "The Devil Wears Prada" have totally enjoyed her role in "Julie and Julia" and now, I see the advertising for "The Iron Lady!"  Surely, Meryl Streep should be proclaimed as one of the current "great" actors...  I've read a couple reviews of her role as Margaret Thatcher that were not overly favorable, but lets's face it folks, Meryl's "star" shines, no matter what the role.  Perhaps Hollywood should have approached Helen Mirren... oh, but wait, SHE has already played the Queen! lol...

I had come to believe that there would NEVER again be a GREAT STAR in Hollywood, such as Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, or the like, but lo and behold, along comes Meryl Streep...  I'm at a loss for words right now, as I cannot think of another actor who springs to mind as often as Meryl. 

I wonder how, or why, it is that I favor female lead roles, over their male counterparts?  Perhaps it's that the female gender seems to have so much more fun on screen...  Myrna Loy and William Powell have a wonderful time in the "Thin Man" movies, but I really do feel that the shows are stolen by Myrna's protrayal of Nora Charles, married to "Nick" rather than the spotlight being on William throughout.  Have you never watched it, I recommend the movie "The Women" which has a glowing cast of females from start to finish... in fact, there is not one single MALE role in the lineup of stars! 

Once again, I realize that I've digressed and wandered...  fact of the matter is, I truly do wish to see the movie "The Iron Lady," once it's released on dvd or whatever. 

Perhaps I've become a "die hard fan" of Meryl... but then, there are many another of now and the past...  Afterall, when a star shines, it SHINES!

So, be healthy, be happy, and SHINE CRAZY! 
Jan. 22, 2012 7:43 am
she Reilly looked like Margaret Thatcher
Jan. 22, 2012 3:00 pm
I think one of the things that makes her stand out is the diversity of characters she has played or shall I say taken on. Unlike many other actors who seem the same no matter the role, Meryl Streep makes you forget you are watching Meryl Streep.
Jan. 22, 2012 11:30 pm
King, I don't recall all that well... Baroness Thatcher didn't become Prime Minister until after I left the United Kingdom, but I think you're right! Meryl does a great job! Be well, friend!
Jan. 22, 2012 11:32 pm
BSM... I do believe that you've put into words a trace of a thought that I hadn't formulated yet! Meryl does, indeed, BECOME the role, and is so versatile that you don't think of the "actor," but the "role." Thanks! Be well, friend, and I'll be back soon... once again in the crazy kitchen!
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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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