CMR's Journal, 15 March 2011

Good Morning, All.

I made an amateur chef mistake in making the rice last night that would have gotten me kicked off the first night of Hell's Kitchen. I boiled water on the back burner and put the rice in the pot. So far so good. Unfortunately, I turned the FRONT burner to low and left the back burner on high. Then I walked away for the 20 minutes it was supposed to cook. Needless to say, 7 minutes later I smelled something coming from the kitchen. The water evaporated in less then 8 minutes and my rice was burnt, Thankfully, not to the bottom of the pan. Smooth move Exlax...

I picked out a couple recipes for the week. One is a shrimp and (the aformentioned) rice caserrole out of Taste of Home. The other is Steak Diane. I found the Steak Diane recipe on FS, but then did a quick Internet search and found one through Cooking Light. I love some of the recipes on FS, but some seem forced, if you know what I mean. Don't get me wrong, I still find it a useful resource.

All signs point to my wife ending her travel on Wednesday, so I made the shrimp, which she doesn't like, last night and I'll make the steak tonight. We had a chicken dish on Sunday, and she really liked the baked ziti (okay, penne) from last Thursday. I have really built up my cookbook over the last few months. The issue is she doesn't like shell fish or overly spicy food. Hey, what do you expect. I would be wourried if a Midwest farm girl wasn't a meat and potatoes girl. Well, here's to a good day to the FS community.

P.S. Please keep those in Japan in your thoughts.

Diet Calendar Entries for 15 March 2011:
1653 kcal Fat: 42.71g | Prot: 91.48g | Carb: 168.40g.   Breakfast: 1% Fat Milk, GOLEAN Crunch!, Apple. Lunch: Shrimp Rice Casserole (Taste of Home), salad, Hormel bacon bits, sargento italian blend, Kraft Lite 1000 Island. Dinner: Steak Diane (Cooking Light), Broiled Asparagus, Rice. Snacks/Other: banana. more...
3377 kcal Activities & Exercise: Calisthenics (heavy, e.g. pushups) - 25 minutes, Driving - 1 hour and 30 minutes, Desk Work - 9 hours, Resting - 5 hours and 5 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...


Hi CMR, sounds like your becoming quite a chef. You little rice burner. Ha ha Ha, now that was funny. Bet you don't make that mistake again. You carck me up..Have a good evening....Bren  
15 Mar 11 by member: BHA
Hi Bren-I've always known how to cook and I've always liked it to a certain extrent. However now, the way wholer foods make me feel, coupled with the results over the last few months makes cooking that much more enjoyable...Have a great day. Salut!!  
16 Mar 11 by member: CMR
Hi CMR, I am sure you are a good cook. I on the other hand hate to cook I just have to as I and my husband tend to get hungry. My biggest problem is figuring out what to fix as we never know what time we will be eating. The result of (construction job). This is not a 9 to 5 set up. You can't just drop a steel beam and go for supper. So its hard to plan certain meals as we may have to grab something quick...Salute to my friend...Bren 
16 Mar 11 by member: BHA


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