"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau



Friday, September 16, 2011

* I WONDER *

It's time for another I Wonder.  Really? Already??



I feel "kind of old" when I keep talking about how fast time is flying by, but uh...I AM kind of old!

So, on to another subject. I just realized a couple of days ago, after a gentle reminder from fabulous friend, Lynn, at Lynn, What's for Dinner?, that it was my turn to be her featured "chef"...and I say that with a fallacious smile. Since I'm not much of a cook (at all!), my recipe is a simple one. Please stop by and see what else Lynn posted about me.

I'm so fortunate that Lynn is one of my home town blog friends. In fact, I knew her before either of us began blogging. She's sweet, kind, funny, and a great writer. She's keeping three blogs at the moment, too. Please check out her two Food Blogs: Lynn, What's for Dinner?, Lynn, What's for Dessert? and her Writer Blog, Present Letters, which is always letters written to a very special person.

My I Wonder for today is: How many of you consider yourselves "chefs"? What are your favorite recipes, both dinners and desserts? (or can you say, "Take Out"?)

Mother's words of wisdom: "Answer me! Don't talk with food in your mouth!"
-- Erma Bombeck

14 comments:

  1. I'm not too much of a cook, and I'd say one of my favorite dishes to make is chicken cutlets and roasted peppers. It's definitely a favorite of the family too. Any ice cream works for dessert for me :)

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  2. I like to cook, but so does my husband. During our eleven years of marriage, he has somehow stolen all my recipes and claims them as his own. It used to tick me off, but now I just let him do all the cooking and pretend that he was the mastermind behind all of our wonderful meals. :)

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  3. Since I've become June Freaking Cleaver, I've improved my cooking and baking skills in a big way.

    So big that restaurant food doesn't taste as good as what I could do at home.

    Damn, how I hate that. Now I'll never get a break.

    I occasionally put a recipe on the blog, I guess folks could look there for some of my favorites.

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  4. Sad to say that I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a chef.

    Not even close.

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  5. I'm an inventive cook, but I'm nowhere near chef level. I love watching Chopped because it's like opening the door of your refrigerator and seeing the only four things you have and it's time to make dinner.

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  6. My husband is the chef in the house. He likes to cook--and I like to let him do it!

    Although this week I've made a meatloaf and a pot of chili.

    Donna

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  7. I'm not a chef. I am a 30 minute cook it, eat it, and clean up person. It's too easy for me to say take out, reservations, your turn to cook , or it's every man or woman for themselves 'cause I'd rather not cook. I do like to make desserts but I recently had to put a screaching halt on that due to my health.~Ames

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  8. Hey, Becky ... can't wait to see you being featured on Lynn's blog! Hey, I finally have your card made and will send it out soon.

    Have a wonderful weekend. Oh, I like to cook, but only when I feel like it.

    Hugs,

    Kathy M.

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  9. I am not a chef...and not even much of a cook at all anymore. My daughter (21) LOVES to cook and is wanting to pursue a minor in culinary arts (major in journalism). She would like to be a food writer/critic, and she is definitely an awesome cook...though she doesn't aspire for the stress of running her own restaurant.

    With her in my house, I don't have to cook; ah, what happens when she marries and moves away and I have to do the cooking again?

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  10. I don't cook as much as I once did but I am thinking about getting a small freezer so I may be cooking more and freezing stuff. I like simple and easy dishes. I make a great cobbler with 1 cup of sugar, flour, milk,1 tsp vanilla,Mix. 1 stick butter melted in cobbler dish. pour in mix and add a can of fruit and bake 350 until golden brown.

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  11. YAY! The return of "I WONDER". Have I mentioned that I really like that picture of you pondering?

    I am famous for my Chex Mix, potato salad, deviled eggs, chili, beef stew, garlic cheese bread, and Oreo cake. Which don't exactly fit together as a feast.

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  12. Becky, you're way too sweet. I feel like you featured me on your blog! Ha. I realized I thought I had been current with my dessert blog and ack, I'm not, but have no fear, this Sunday will feature a new dessert. Well, new to the blog. Thanks Becky!

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  13. Like Donna, my husband does all the cooking in our house. One of his dishes that is my favorite is his frittata--but like meatloaf, it's always different because different things go into each time.

    My favorite dessert is chocolate chiffon pie (from my childhood) and peanut butter-banana gooey butter cake (a Paula Deen recipe, with the requisite truckloads of "buddah').

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  14. Hey everyone! Thanks so much for your comments. Some really surprised me, as in you aren't the cook/main cook at your home. Some of you included a bit of recipe, too. Yum! I hope y'all had a chance to stop by Lynn's blog and see her post about me. It turned out really cute.

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I love comments, especially because I know the time it takes to stop and type one, even a short one! Thanks very much!