.... and later, much later, our heroine awakes only to discover she has a shelter hearing in Orlando. Zoom zoom. But it's all good, and it led to a nice early trip to Publix, and now I am ready to organize my kitchen and my cooking. Here's my plan for the weekend, although I make no promises regarding substantial compliance with this list:
Oven fried eggplant slices topped with curried crab and shrimp sauce
Sheryl's Easy Potato Salad and My Version (not better, just different)
Chicken Parmesan over Manicotti
Grape tomatoes, mushrooms and pesto
Peach bread (no, I haven't forgotten the peach bread)
Having cleaned out my refrigerator, frozen the good stuff and tossed the bad, I am ready to refill it with cooked goodies.
So I couldn't find my zante currents for the curry anywhere in my pantry closet ... finally found them, along with raisins, craisins, dried blueberries, dried cherries, 52 kinds of mustard, every kind of bread crumb known to man, three different types of peanut butter, canned fruit, canned beans, dried beans, enough salad dressing to float a boat, pastas, pasta sauces, cookies, barbecue sauces, six kinds of flour ... you get the idea. There is a certain level of disorganization which I find disturbing. Maybe it's time to move ... the walls need painting also.
In the meantime, I got my groove back and have been cooking since this morning. The oven fried eggplant recipe actually works, the curried crab and shrimp sauce is very tasty indeed, and the turnip greens are still cooking. The hallmark of a good southern vegetable is being cooked for at least a couple of hours. Trust me, it is well worth it. There's other stuff on the stove as well, so please stop on by the recipe blog a little later today. I hope you find something you'd like to cook, and if you do, let me know if you enjoyed it. Despite my occasional ranting tangents, this is still a cooking blog.
Cook like there's nobody watching, and eat like it's heaven on earth.