Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Cookin' Quilter

I know, I know...this blog is supposed to be about quilting and specifically quilting in Central Oregon...but, as you know...I did add through the eyes of one quilter. And this quilter has to crow about her cooking accomplishments! If you knew my history you would understand how truly excited I get when a dish turns out! It was during my early teen years that I set fire to my first kitchen. It left a life long emotional scar and I have feared every kitchen, every pot and every recipe I have come across! I have ruined pots, I have exploded hard boiled eggs (more than one) which now has to be added as a disclaimer in paperwork for real estate sales, because of the lingering odor...and, one of my Christmas gifts this year was a kitchen timer with a pager! Yep, you heard me...a pager which clips to my clothing so no matter where I am in the house it lets me know when stuff is done.

So, can you see a trend here? HH feels much better knowing that if my monkey brain moves me to my quilt room , I won't forget what is on the stove. The timer is made my Martha Stewart, my girlfriend (yes, I have talked cooking with her personally).

In a way this is a quilt related blog...I can now quilt and cook...at the same time! I SUCCESSFULLY made a recipe posted on http://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog/ which is now one of my favorite cooking blogs because it has pretty pictures! Aren't all quilters visually stimulated? The only change I made was I did not bake the cornbread on top of the chili because with just 2 of us we knew there would be left overs and I hate soggy cornbread! Another plus for this recipe is that it did not talk back to either of us...if you know what I mean...