Jul. 4th, 2008 03:29 pm
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This is the second time in recent memory that I have produced a cake unfit for public display. I guess I'll just buy a pie for the party.

The cake should be OK; I'm just ashamed to let anyone from work see it.

If anyone wants to eat some ugly cake this week, let me know.
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I am cooking tonight. Chili.

I want to kill the guy at Hunt's who decided to put a pop top on cans of diced tomatoes.


Dec. 18th, 2007 10:45 pm
plumbob78: (Kickin' Back)
Tonight I baked oatmeal-raisin cookies without fucking them up or injuring myself. Now I drink saké to help me go to sleep.
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1) Before preheating the oven to bake your cake, verify there is nothing in the oven, such as the cast-iron pan you store there because there's no room elsewhere. Never before have I burned myself through an oven mitt. Ouch!

2) After cursing a blue streak and getting the fucking pan onto the range-top where it won't hurt anybody, check the dial on the oven and make sure you didn't bump it to a temperature 100 degrees higher than where it should be. Do not discover this 20 minutes into the 30-minute baking process.

3) If things have gone this badly thus far, call it quits and buy a cake on the way to the office.

This night has been an abortion. I want to put a garbage bag over my head and breath deeply.

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Just got back from Harris Teeter, where I did my shopping for the week.

Took care of lunches by getting a pound of  "Santa Fe Turkey Breast," which I believe to be the Dietz and Watson equivalent of Boar's Head's delicious Salsalito turkey, along with lettuce and tomato for sandwiches. By the way, if anyone knows a DC area grocery that sells Boar's Head meats, please let me know.

Real cooking at least two nights this week. Monday I'll try another pseudo-Chinese stir-fry thing, this time some variation on Chicken and snow peas. I bought a steak to have on Tuesday night. Wednesday I will either go to the Pub Quiz and eat there or go to the Flying Fish ad have sushi. Thursday night I'm going to be a slug and eat hot dogs because I like them. Friday night is open.

Also bought milk and bananas. I actually drank the whole last quart of milk I bought. I never finish a container of milk. I don't know what's come over me.

Now I'm going to use the last of the weeks tuna salad to make a tuna melt. I bought potato chips today specifically to go with this lunch.
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Before I don't go out tonight, I thought I would share a hypothesis I formed a few days ago while sitting here at the computer, and tested a couple hours ago. Basically, it goes something like: "If you have ever a enjoyed a meal at a Mongolian BBQ place, it is silly to fear cooking without a recipe. Because for all intents and purposes, you have already done so.
Stir-fried pork thingy with onions and scallions )
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boil, chop, cool, peel, dice, dice, mince, boil, cool, peel, cut, spoon, spoon, spoon, spoon, spoon, spoon, mix, ugh.

Potato Salad - five pounds. Done.

Cleaning up now.


EDIT: 2323L. Clean-up completed. It's Miller Yuengling time!


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