Posts Tagged ‘cooking’


April 7, 2010 Leave a comment

So, I’ve been having some trouble with the gas stove lately. A few weeks ago, I was making some ground turkey. I was trying to tilt the pan so that I could scoop out all the grease into a can and wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing. The next thing I know, my arm hair had been singed off. It didn’t quite occur to me that I shouldn’t have the pan with the grease on one side of the lit burner and the can that I was putting the grease in on the other side. Now I know.

I’d like to say I wouldn’t do it again, but just a couple of days ago, I was trying to multi-task in the kitchen. That is really not my strong suit, but I was trying to maximize my time. I was boiling eggs on one burner, making Amish friendship bread and trying to start something else on the other burner. I had turned on the gas starter and I thought the flame had lit, so I turned the know to medium. A minute or so later, I smelled gas, so I leaned over to look under the pan. I saw that the flame wasn’t actually lit, so I just turned the knob back to the starter and BAM the flame started and almost took off my face. Now I know. Now I really hope it won’t happen again.

In the way of foods that don’t involve the stove, I made an ice cream cake for Keith’s birthday last month and I took pictures of it that I haven’t had a chance to post yet.

It was delicious. We put graham crackers on the bottom, mint chocolate chip ice cream on that, the new York Peppermint Patties Pieces crushed were put on top and then I cut up some strawberries and put them around the top. You can melt butter and mix it with the graham crackers to make a solid crust, but there are enough calories in it as it is. It also would have been very good with some chocolate syrup on the top.


Cooking Stuff

March 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Originally posted here on March 18, 2010.

Here is the part of the show where I apparently posting about cooking.

I don’t cook. I don’t like it and its boring and there is a lot of clean-up. I would much rather someone else did it for me.

I ended up waking up at 2am (dont ask) and I ended up getting out of bed at 330 because I could not sleep one second more. I spent a couple of hours perusing blogs etc. that I like and came across a bunch of information about managing money and meal planning.

I took that inspiration and got cookin’!

I first cleaned out my pantry and combined a bunch of trail mix/bottom of the bags of chips/nuts into one big mix of goodies. An idea I got from a blog this morning, but now have no idea which one. I made one salty and one sweet. I even put jelly beans in the sweet one, so I’m not so sure how it is going to taste.

Then, I decided to do something with the fresh cranberries I have in the fridge from Christmas. They haven’t been frozen, but they still look okay. I used my New Better Homes and Garden Cookbook that I got for Christmas to look for something to do with them that wasn’t bread. I decided on cranberry-cherry chutney that I will probably freeze. That was the reason for the post about substituting all-spice. Sadly, I don’t have nutmeg either. I am going to have to go to the store before I can finish it. On the upside, I “finely chopped” orange peel in my food processor!

I also did some searching for sun drying tomatoes. I was reading this book the other day and the author was talking about how he now dries his tomatoes instead of canning or freezing them and they taste just as good reconstituted. I found a website that talks about drying tomatoes. I decided to dry them in my oven instead of outside because I don’t really have a screen to dry them on except my broken screen door.

Lastly, I am also cooking corned beef because Keith likes it and yesterday was his birthday and I was feeling like crap so we didn’t do much.

I also found a blog I am really liking and she has a whole bunch of posts about freezer cooking that I am going to try. I have so much stuff around the house that I really only need to buy maybe some ground beef and I could prep a couple of weeks worth of meals. I think I’ll wait to start on this until after the inlaws leave Sunday.