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Cooking with Joni Mitchell: Daily Post

Tell us about your favorite way to get lost in a simple activity
— running, chopping vegetables, folding laundry, whatever.
What’s it like when you’re in “the zone”?

I have a confession to make. On the rare occasion that I have to cook, I either find the country music station or play Joni Mitchell’s “Blue” album. Sometimes I play “Ladies of the Canyon.”

This is my favorite lyric in “Ladies of the Canyon.” I was like Annie, except that I didn’t make such great food. However, I do make pretty good cookies and milkshakes. I did have chubby babies and worried all of the time that they would be hungry. Is that an Italian mom thing or just a mom thing?

“Annie sits you down to eat
She always makes you welcome in
Cats and babies ’round her feet
And all are fat and none are thin
None are thin and all are fat
She may bake some brownies today
Saying you are welcome back
She is another canyon lady”

Try not to judge me. I don’t know why I feel a little more like a domestic goddess with an acoustic guitar or a piano is playing in the background. I think that makes me more like Estrella from “Ladies of the Canyon” than Annie. 🙂 All about music and other things.
It probably doesn’t help the outcome of my cooking. It’s worth a shot. My cooking needs a lot of help and prayers.
My grandpa used to whistle “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” all of the time. It reminds me of good times and good food.


Don’t Panic, I found the Can Opener: NaBloPoMo

Don't Panic, I found the Can Opener: NaBloPoMo

Do you follow recipes to a T, or do you play around with recipes, making adjustments?
Well, let’s see . . . . I find the can opener. Then I open the can. After finding a bowl, I put the contents in the bowl. Bowl goes into the microwave. Bing. Bang Boom. Two minutes later, the ravioli or chicken nuggets are done. No need for adjustments.
My boyfriend mentioned that sometimes I add peas to the Ramen noodles. There was the one time that I added carrots to the smoothie. That was a great day in the history of my cooking.

Puppet vs. Chef : NaBloPoMo


Would you ever want a personal chef, or do you enjoy cooking your own meals?

Can I have a personal chef? Where can I get one? I have a list of food I would like to try on my Pinterest board. . . food or something like it. If the chef needs me to do the grocery shopping, no problem.
I will even do the dishes. By the time I drag myself into the kitchen, I’d rather go out to eat or just eat a sandwich. Food is so much better when someone else makes it unless the someone else is me.
The Swedish Chef would be entertaining. My neighbors might get mad if he cooks their chickens. He’d have to catch them first. Gordon Ramsey can be funny but I don’t want him to make me cry in my own kitchen. I do enough of that on my own.
My boyfriend is a great cook. I owe him about several thousand times of either cooking or taking him out to eat. The vote is usually to go out for lunch.
Here is a link to a recipe from Buns in My Oven. There are many other recipes on this site. http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2014/04/28/salted-caramel-browned-butter-cookie-cups/?utm_source=feed&utm_campaign=rss-no-more&utm_medium=rss