Saturday, April 14, 2007

"The eyes of Texas are upon you, you cannot get away..."

From Sarah Louise via Blackbird.

In the kitchen with...BabelBabe

Variety is the spice of life.

In my cupboard, I have this many spices: a lot
Rack or no rack? What does my bra size have to do with... oh. Um. A big cabinet over my (nonfunctioning oven); top shelf is rubs, chutneys, marinades, etc.; middle shelf is spices, herbs, and extracts
Alphabetize? I CAN.
Which spice do you use most often? Cinnamon
Which recipe? Right now, Amish friendship bread

It's like the pot calling the kettle black.
Coffee or tea? Tea at home, coffee at work
Do you make coffee at home? H does, in his fancy-schmancy Cuisinart coffeepot. I do not.
If you make tea, loose or in bags? Both
How many kinds of tea do you have? Couple dozen, but my favorite is PG Tips bags.

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
I use my stovetop: Yes. But it’s electric, more’s the pity.
I use my oven: four-five times a week. Someday I will have a functioning oven actually in my kitchen. I can dream, can’t I?

Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?
Soy or cow? Who are you calling a cow?
Skim or whole? Whole and chocolate for the boys, skim for me.
How many gallons a week? 3 whole, ½ skim

There's nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself. (James Lee Burke)
Three items in my freezer (right now):
1. banana bread
2. Pepperidge Farm coconut cake
3. a roasting chicken

Three things in my fridge (right now):
1. the last slice of H’s lemon birthday cake
2. two slices of delivery cheese pizza
3. 2 pounds of strawberries

Item I am most chagrined about:
Two pounds of sauerkraut. WHAT was I going to make? I totally can’t recall...

Item I bet no one else has:
2 pounds of sauerkraut?
Three dozen hardboiled and dyed Easter eggs (because the rest of you were smart enough to just throw them out?)
A baby bottle full of chocolate milk? (Don’t ask.)


blackbird said...

I want that piece of lemon cake.

Sarah Louise said...

I want that coconut pie!!

Katy said...

I want the chocolate milk!

(maybe you were hoping to make a sauerkraut sculpture of Oscar the Grouch)

MsCellania said...

I'll have a go at the banana bread; I am assuming it's home made.
I have some half-black bananas that are begging to be baked.
Cannot help you with the sourcrap (oldest's pronunciation). If it were kim chee, possibly...

Suse said...

I sense an egg curry coming on, and perhaps lots of eggandlettuce sandwiches over the next few days.

Joke said...

You were going to make choucroute garnie.


Sarah Louise said...


You are too fun.

I just now got the "eyes of texas" part of the post (somehow the siren horn of the underlined title signifying a link didn't reach my brain the first two times I hopped over...)

Somewhere in the blitz that was yesterday I came across a link that somehow Soviet Russia bow wears you!

I hope the link worked. It's for A Dress A Day. It's about those Soviet jokes from the 80s.

Jess said...

My mom keeps a lot of sourkraut around, but she makes it so I'm not sure if that counts. I'm also not sure what she DOES with it, other than just eat it.

Sarah Louise said...

maybe you were planning on making lots of Ruebens? I am so hungry now!!