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Thursday
Jul042013

From the Editor: Succotash reworded

Remember my Blogger Editor/Kitchen Slave?  

I asked her to help me "recipe test" the Cream Corn and Lima Bean Succotash, as I had written down the recipe nearly two years ago, and never got around to taking the photos.

Careful what you ask for.

As I went through each ingredients, she made me actually measure everything. Unless I'm baking, I tend not to measure much, as it just makes a bigger mess.  In the kitchen.

That was just not going to cut it with Grace.

When we were done with that, it was time to review the instructions.

As I went through each step, she read the instructions to me, just to make sure that I was doing it the way I told all of you to do it.  There was a lot of discussion about using "in the meantime" when you are trying to get a recipe completed.

I can chop something else, and hear when something in a pan is getting to the saute/carmelize stage and the next step needs to be executed.  But if you don't have that skill, you tend to do one step at a time.  

Of course, Chris claims I am deaf since he has never actually witnessed this skill. This usually happens when I am washing dishes and he is somewhere upstairs or downstairs and needs something.

Chris:  a;ewifjajaelkndlkjoeiu

Me, washing dishes with water running.

Chris:  A;EWIFJAJAELKNDLKJOEIU!

Me: What?

Chris:  I said, CAN YOU HEAR ME?

Yeah, now that you stood in the stairwell and shouted at me, I can.

Nevermind.

I wrote "render the bacon" for one of the instructions.

Grace:  Margot, what does render mean?

Me:  It means fry the bacon until its crispy.

Grace:  Margot . . . do you really think people know what render means?

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