All posts tagged: Cooking

Cooking Outside the Kitchen, with Dee

How about barbecued pulled beef, with green beans and a baked potato -or as another blogger insisted -petata.  Does it sound yummy?  So, let’s get started: I put the beef with a small amount of water into my new (wonderful) crockpot.  I may not enjoy spending time in the kitchen, but I love tools to make things easier.  I just don’t’ understand how some families, many families get by without all these gadgets! I set it to cook at high heat for 2 hours, and then gradually reduce down to warm.  Time to do some ironing! About 15 minutes before  it was time to eat, I pulled the beef and stirred it into a new pan with BBQ sauce, opened a can of green beans (I canned last summer) and popped some potatoes in the microwave. With things moving along nicely, I colored my daughters hair -she just wanted an hombre (did I spell this right?  I originally spelled it ombre but the computer said I was wrong -good for it!). and I gave in.  I …

Cooking Outside the Kitchen, With Dee

Today, we will prepare Spaghetti w/French Bread Always best to get your noodles going first.  Fill a large pot 3/4 full of water and throw in the amount of noodle’s, you feel will feed your family.  I use one small box.  Make sure you place a lid on the pot -so it boils quicker. Next, place a frying pan on the stove and get it heating (on high), while you open a package of hamburger.  I use 1 pound, but you may prefer more.  Take out the spatula (because if you don’t someone is going to ask you where it is), and place next to the stove. After I have my spaghetti cooking, I find the quilt I’m currently working on.  I love the feel of fabric and knowing the pieces sewn together are creating a small piece of art that can be passed down through the generations.  “Johnny, this quilt was made by your great-great Nonny Vaal.  One day, you will pass it down to your son.”  Okay -it’s a dream that could come …

Just Jot It January 10, 2016

Just Jot It January 10th – Sane     Jot – Sane S.A.N.E Online Catalog has been providing supplies for Home Economics  (now called Family and Consumer Science Department) teachers since the year I graduated -1976. I know -I should have gone with the real definition of sane -but it was simply too irresistible to change it up. When I was in school, it was mandatory that a girl took this course.  Now, both girls and boys get the honor.  Is it mandatory?  I still think it’s a required course, but designed as a one-year class, for jr. high students.  Don’t quote me on that -my girls took it in jr. high.  Maybe, they offer it to older kids. I loved this class -well, possibly not the cooking section.  My family says I burn everything.  Okay, I confess -I hate standing in front of anything that doesn’t move, and demands my attention. I often tease them about how I am going to try out for Master Chef and introduce the world to Burnt Vegetables.  You know; …