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Little time to cook 
Jul. 22, 2012 10:33 am 
Updated: Jul. 22, 2012 12:53 pm
I'm having a busy summer. I'm working 10 days every two weeks instead of my usual 9. I'm also taking a food saftey and sanitation class on my Thursdays off this month. I had an Illinois food safetly liscence 10 years ago and I let it lapse. When this adult ed. class fell naturally on my days off I felt it was a sign I should get another one. I have today off from work today and tomorrow and that's it until August first.

It's weeks like this that I am glad the local grocery stores offer cooked rotisserie chicken. I make a big tossed salad before I leave for work. Chicken and salad for dinner is perfect for these two middle aged people. I picked up a prepare turkey meatloaf last Friday and that leaves us plenty of lefovers for lunches and dinners for a couple of days.

Today I'm preparing a pork roast. I'm not sure if I have a enough gas left for the grill to cook it through. I don't feel like spending part of my precious time off trading my low tank for a full one. I'm just going to start it on the grill to get it browned with my husband's special rub to season it. Then I'll finish it in the crock pot with bourbon barbecue sauce I got on
I'm going to serve an oil and vinegar cole slaw and tossed green salad with it.
Jul. 22, 2012 12:53 pm
And here, I was complaining about trying to keep my gardens alive in this heat we are having! At least when I get too hot I can come in and do something else around the house for awhile.
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About Me
I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
My favorite things to cook
Soups. Main dishes for interesting evening meals. Simple baking like cookie jar cookies and quick breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I basically make Thanksgiving dinner like my mom did.
My cooking triumphs
Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
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