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Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

No waiting, No Reservations needed... 
Feb. 4, 2012 11:00 pm 
Updated: Feb. 6, 2012 5:53 pm
Some may say that I'm simply "un-American," and you'd all basically be right...  My years living in England, there was never a mention of  the Super Bowl.  Had there been, I might have presumed that it was some great new soup, or a big pot of chili! 

I've never played football, baseball or basketball, I sucked at soccer and never played rugby!  Cricket was a bug I used to listen to outside my window at night (before my time in England, that is!)  I could, however, run...   Cross country was my "sport" of choice... it needed no know-how, talent, or skill, simply one foot in front of the other.

Conversely, I just read a short article regarding alternatives for "the big day," and had to chuckle at the truth of the words...  It would appear that for those of us who are not sports fans, Super Bowl Sunday is the perfect day to attempt to see otherwise sold out stage shows, or the latest movies... either, of course, followed by a meal at the most popular restaurants that are usually impossible to get in to! 

CrazyCook has never made any of the typical munchies for the occasion, nor will I tomorrow!  A quick lunch, and something for dinner...  Typical fare of any day of the week at Casa de Crazy!  My day is not planned, nor are the meals...  There will be no burgers or hot dogs, no chips with dips, cocktail meatballs on toothpicks...  Not an appetizer or fingerfood on the menu!

I do imagine, however, that this would be a wonderful time to make note of many of the popular foods... afterall, there will be an occasion sooner or later, when I will be called upon to churn out appetizers by the dozen. 

Meantime, tomorrow I'll be surfing the networks, watching a marathon of this or that, or movies by the dozen.  The living room will be all but silent.  The dogs will be the only ones "on the yard line" as they're outside barking at the neighbors dogs.  I may end up watching the marathon of the show "Absolutely Fabulous" or AB FAB as staunch fans call it!  Yet another fad that I've managed to totally miss in my time...

So, fans of the "Bowl," all the best to you!  I hope your living rooms are full of cheering fans, laden with gourmet finger foods and gallons of beer...  May your team of choice win!  One question does come to mind... who cleans up all the mess afterwards?

I may just make a trip to the grocery (after the game starts, of course!) and lay in supplies...  I need to get back to "alphabet soup."

Meanwhile, have a happy, crazy, bowl day! 
Feb. 6, 2012 3:18 am
hey Stevie,I'm with you on this one...i know nothing about sports...but i do like all the foods that has been talked about leading up to the game..i cooked breakfast and then went out to eat later,so not much cooking going on here,heck i didn't even watch hgtv yesterday...later friend....Judy
Feb. 6, 2012 1:34 pm
I grew up here and have vague memories of the hoopla over the first Super Bowl (which I'm told was actually Super Bowl III) because the NYJets, led by Broadway Joe Namath won over whichever team Johnny Unitas led. The only reason I remember anything about it was my dad and soon to be husband had lengthy disucssions and predictions and excitement, which was unusual for my father. I personally was reading a good book until I turned on Downton Abby, although as a NYer, I did hope the Giants would win.
Feb. 6, 2012 5:49 pm
Judy... I must have still been in bed when you checked in! Thanks... The time diff messes me up, not to mention me being a "night owl," rather than a "morning" person! Good to hear form you! Be well..!
Feb. 6, 2012 5:53 pm
BSM... who did win this one? Good to hear from you! Guess "we'll" have to chug along, despite the hubbub when it happens... Seems my sis in Houston was rooting for the Giants, but only know that cuz I looked at facebook last night! Luv to hear from you! Be well, friend!
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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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