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Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

Feb. 10, 2012 6:41 pm 
Updated: Feb. 13, 2012 3:30 am
I really need to get to the bank and tend to a couple of issues... "or should I cook?"

I really need to go to the grocery... "or should I cook?"

I need to take time for some other shopping that I really don't want to do... "or should I cook?"

I seriously doubt that "CrazyCook" needs to admit just what I've done all week!  Today, I didn't cook, but ate some l/o's... but alas, I still have accomplished NOTHING to speak of!  I guess today fell under the category of "play day," rather than "cook day" or "errand day..." or "chore day!"

Amongst other things, yesterday I cooked a (dry) cup of white beans, thinking of making homemade "pork and beans," but then I found a recipe for canning them, so I really need to cook more beans, to justify pulling out the canner!  What I already have in the frige may have to wait till Sunday, to become a staple that my pantry is currently absent of!

So, the weekend will consist of running a couple of errands, and also hitting the grocery (uggh!)  I just did an expensive trip to the wherehouse store, but still need to stock up on other things...  Hopefully, I'll have time to can those darn beans! 

When the mood hits, and you wish to avoid those nasty chores,

Be happy, be healthy, cook crazy!
Lee B 
Feb. 12, 2012 6:06 am
the oNLY grocery shopping I like to do is in a farmer's Market.Have a nice Sunday! :)
Feb. 13, 2012 3:30 am
wow Stevie,i though i was the only one that did this kinda thing..lol...i start out planning to get out on Monday and it takes me till Wednesday to really get out there to shop or what ever i have to do...just do it Stevie..lol...later 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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