Friday, September 4, 2009

"Food is an important part of a balanced diet."

Kaylee's been on a roll -- meal-planning, shopping, cooking. Hmmm, I say. This is very nice! "So, what's for dinner tonight, Kaylee?" I ask, sipping iced tea from my recliner.

(Well, maybe it's not *exactly* like that...)
Salsa fixins.

The Happy Cook.

The Sad Cook.

What to do for hot pepper burns on hands? Quick - Google it! "Wear gloves." Well, it's a little late for that. "Rinse in bleach... turns the peppery stuff to salt, which rinses off." Tried that. "Don't EVER use bleach!" A little late for that, too. Mayonnaise. Sour cream. Lemon juice. Milk. Aloe. Kaylee chose ice cubes - "Maybe I can just freeze my hands so I don't feel them." (By the end of the evening, the good friendship of the girls she'd hosted for dinner -- the "girlfriends from way back" -- had healed her aching hands:-)

A beeeeauuuutiful pizza! And delicious!

And now, just some fun cooking quotes (thanks to a google search) in honor of Kaylee's fine service to us:

There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves. Thomas Wolfe

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. Voltaire

Never eat more than you can lift. Miss Piggy

Leopold: "Where I come from the meal is the result of reflection and study... It is said, without the culinary arts the crudeness of reality would be unbearable." Charlie: "We had a saying in the McKay house: You shake and shake the ketchup bottle; None will come and then a lot'll." Kate and Leopold

Tis a superstition to insist on a special diet. All is made at last of the same chemical atoms. Ralph Waldo Emerson

(This one's for Robynn, to go along with the Ravings at her blog:-) Hey Baby - do you like fine cooking? Cause you know what? I got Swanson's Dinner in the freezer with your name on it. Jimmy Fallon


The Werzinskis said...

I have just started to take over our meals too! I am really glad the WinCo down the street just opened, because I am yet the opposite of a proficient list maker:)
See you Tuesday,
Kayla W.

The Parish Clan said...

Yummy, yummy! Cheers for Chef Kaylee!