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If you've been following me on facebook, you'll know that I've turned into a new-age Betty Crocker-type recently. I have no idea what's come over me, but it is what it is. I just can't stop cooking.
It all started with canning tomatoes. I had so much fun and was so impressed with the results, that I decided to buy a pressure canner and try my hand at soup. Turned out beautifully - Autumn soup and cheeseburger soup (and more canning tomatoes). Because, who doesn't love soup?
Two weeks ago, I made strawberry frozen dessert (even with homemade whipped cream) and Craig used my homemade salsa in a cheese dip. Oh, and I cooked the original party (Chex) mix.
Next up, I baked a cheese souffle that was out of this world. Even though it wasn't something that Chef Ramsey would call perfection, it turned out way better than I thought it would.
Today I made a double batch of chili and a double batch of good old-fashioned tuna noodle casserole. I plan to keep a serving of each and freeze the rest in individual containers.
Baking, now that's another story. Even DH won't eat my rock hard brownies. I give him the baking credit; it doesn't matter how hard I try, I fail miserably at baking. Even if it comes from a box. Craig also has several dishes (his mashed potatoes rival the Top Chef, and he has mad grilling skills - charcoal only for him) that he prepares perfectly. Sometimes, we even argue over who's going to be in the kitchen. Only, I clean up the kitchen better than he does.
Even Murray has the cooking bug. He LOVES to help.
On the bright side, I have our freezer and pantry stocked, and there will be more coming. I'm thinking more Autumn soup, a wild rice casserole, and Swedish meatballs are next on the menu. And maybe an apple pie. We're all about putting on winter weight.
Tomorrow night, we're having pork ribs, asparagus and brown rice.
I love food. You're welcome to join us.