08/6/12

Matching Burns

This afternoon, I was browning some pieces of beef bones (The package said beef stew bones. All I seen was beef stew) for a beef stew I am making in the crockpot for dinner. I picked up a piece with my tongs and dropped it in the hot oil. Some of the VERY HOT oil splashed on my arm. I have 3 small red blisters on my forearm now. As I was complaining to Huck about how bad it hurt, I hear him start cussing. He was taking his pizza out of the oven and touched his arm to the door.

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The couple that burns themselves together… Stays together!!

And I had my hands full and watched the hot oil burn my skin. I win for most painful. JK!

Luckily, the rest of dinner involves the crockpot. Hopefully we can make it the rest of the day without anymore scars.

A few night ago, I made some Peach Crisp for dessert. I found a can of peach in the pantry and originally wanted peach cobbler but was to lazy to make a crust. Mixing together flour and oats seemed a lot quicker. It was really good, but I wish I made the cobbler instead. My mom makes the best beach cobbler!! I’m not good at Southern Food. I can’t make sweet tea, I can’t fry anything (I can make some really good oven “fried” food though), I like my veggies to taste like vegetables and not pork, plain grits are gross, and I like sweet cornbread made with butter.

My Mom hates the last one. She makes cornbread with oil, but I think the oil gives you that greasy feeling on the roof of your mouth. An Ex’s Mom showed me how to make cornbread when I was in high school, and she used butter. Anytime I make traditional cornbread, I make it like hers. (She reads my blog, too. I wonder if she remembers showing me??) That was back in the days when I started getting into cooking. I feel bad for the people that had to eat my food then. Smile Bland and Burnt are two words that come to mind! I still have food that comes out bland or burnt… Just not as often, and I usually have a few amazing dishes in between.

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Bad Day!

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Really Good Day!

I bet today is going into the bad day book. But I think to make good food you have to make bad food too!

Now back to the Peach Crisp!!

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Peach Crisp

Makes 2 Individual Servings

  • 1 Can Peach- Save Juice (You can use frozen or fresh too)
  • 1 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 tsp Lemon Vest
  • 1/2 Lemon Juiced
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar- Divided
  • 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Old Fashion Oats
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
    • Preheat oven to 350
    • Add juice from peach, lemon vest, lemon juice, and 1 Tbsp brown sugar to pan and heat over medium low heat.
    • Continue cooking until reduced by half.
    • Mix together flour and peaches and add to individual ramekins.
    • Pour reduced syrup over peaches.
    • Mix together the rest of the brown sugar, flour, and oats.
    • Add 1 1/2 butter and fully combined.
    • Sprinkle oat mixture on peaches.
    • Top each ramekin with pieces of remaining butter on top to help topping brown and place in oven.
    • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until filing is bubbling and topping is golden brown.

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And talk about burning stuff… A few spots are boarder line burned Smile

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It still tasted good!

06/25/12

I don’t know what I’m doing!!

 

So a recap on a few new things. One of my pictures made it to Tastespotting and FoodGawker. My blog doesn’t know what to do with the increase in traffic. I was really excited! They only pick the best pictures.

I also started a new job with an insurance company. I was really excited until I seen this…

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This is Debby. I think Florida is under there… somewhere.

I’m scared of becoming overwhelmed with claims and not knowing what to do and not having Huck to help me (His company received over 60 claims today from Debby) Oh and did I mention my family is in town this weekend?? And Tabby will be here Wednesday??

And I haven’t cleaned my house because I can’t stop watching True Blood!! 

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I finished season One Sunday. Thanks to Tropical Storm Debby, I had lots of time to watch TV.

Lots of stuff going on here!!

But that is all I have for now! Hopefully I will be back soon!

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