Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Random Ramblings

Random Rambling #1: My ability to free-style dinner is no better than it was before I started following all these recipes. It's still very hit and miss. There are lots of misses.

Random Rambling #2:
Working within the constraints of time and money, I am coming up with very few dinner ideas. They just aren't coming to me.

Random Rambling #3: I want more Country Bob's All-Purpose sauce! I won some from Annie way back when but I can't get it locally. I know I could order it online but I really try not to resort to that for food. Although I have gone that route on occasion. I ordered several McCormick Pizza Seasoning Grinders from ebay when they were discontinued. I ordered garlic olive oil potato chips from Good Health Natural Foods (although they weren't as good as when they were sold under the Solea brand). I was also overcome with curiosity and had to order coffee syrup from Rhode Island (not as coffee-y as I had hoped).

Random Rambling #4: I've finally found creme fraiche locally now that Alouette is making it. It's one of those ingredients I really NEVER saw anywhere. It's not that different from sour cream, but it is.

Random Rambling #5: I've got recipes to tell you about: anniversary cake, chocolate chip cookies, lemon bundt cake, and some older recipes that I will probably never get around to sharing. I'm just not in the mood. None of the recipes are very exciting (good maybe but not exciting) so you're not missing out on much.

Random Rambling #6: I think I'm on the verge of a nervous breakdown. I'll let you know how that turns out.


Annie Jones said...

RR#3: Come visit me and we'll go Country Bob's shopping! :)

RR#4: I felt the same way when I found Devon wasn't that different from butter, but it was.

RR#6: Looking forward to hearing all the details. ;)

kay said...

i have been following you for a couple of years...believe me will get better..i do miss all your ramble girl...kay

Frances said...

That anniversary cake looks gorgeous. I want some cake now.

Hope you are feelling better soon!

Sheila said...

I'm sorry you are having such a rough time. I pray it gets better soon!! I found Country Bob's at a Wally World about 30 miles from here--I'd been looking since I won some from Annie too. Take care.

Sugar__Mama said...

just wanted to say i hope things turn around for you soon...i still check in often to see if you updated...miss your recipe posts

Anonymous said...

A nervous breakdown... it must be something in the kitchen- they happen to be going around! Breathe and drink some of that coors light sitting on the table by that gorgeous cake :) Might make you feel better!!

Randi said...

Have you found a new place to live yet? If not, I'm sure that is adding to your stress tenfold. Its so hard going thru a divorce especially when you still have to live together.

B and the boys said...

The cake is gorgeous!!!! What a beauty! This is a perfect place for ramblings; it gets it off your chest and when I ramble it helps me clear my mind and rethink my problems. Fingers crossed for your housing situation to work out soon and ease the stress. Ramble on if it helps :)

Anonymous said...

It's so good to hear from you, rambling or not. In fact, I like rambling. That's a beautiful cake you made. Take care.


P.S. I still want to make the sweet potato salad...just can't ever remember to get the potatoes.

Heather said...

I think maybe after doing all this blogging for so long we are getting burnt out.
I have the same thoughts...dinner ideas still don't come easily to me. I rarely have the oomph to cook anymore.
What has happened to us?

Unknown said...

I think all Walmarts carry Country Bob's/