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Reservation: Snavely, kitchen for one

Okay, this is getting silly.

I'm making the list for tomorrow's grocery run and asked Kent if he had any "kitchen plans" for the weekend.  He doesn't.

Yay!  Roast chicken and veggies!  (We also had a touchy discussion that, while I will make waffles, Chicken and Waffles requires *fried* chicken).  I've been wanting that for weeks, and now chicken went on sale.  Yay!

Then it occured to me that we are now "booking" time in the kitchen.  How silly is that?

On that note, I'm off to reorganize the pantry.  It's gotten a bit out of hand, and somehow I've ended up with nine cans of creamed corn.

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changeling72
Jan. 28th, 2016 04:51 pm (UTC)
Looks like creamed corn is on the menu this weekend too!
mac_arthur_park
Jan. 28th, 2016 05:09 pm (UTC)
I keep doing this. I'll want to make my mother's potato corn chowder and think "Oh, I need creamed corn" because it is never on the grocery list.

And then I buy it and don't make it. Over and over and over again.
changeling72
Jan. 29th, 2016 02:41 pm (UTC)
Maybe you need memory training..?
liminal_space
Jan. 28th, 2016 05:01 pm (UTC)
I have never, ever, ever been able to make decent fried chicken. :( It's an art, I tell you!
mac_arthur_park
Jan. 28th, 2016 05:10 pm (UTC)
I can't either. Kent does an amazing job, but he swears it is all about the cast iron pan.
liminal_space
Jan. 28th, 2016 05:26 pm (UTC)
Hrm. That's the secret, huh?

I know that's what my mom always used...and I never have.

Well. There you go.

(Note To Self: Put Cast Iron Skillet On Shopping List For New House)

mac_arthur_park
Jan. 28th, 2016 05:42 pm (UTC)
They're actually really easy to find second hand or at thrift stores. You just have to re-season them, and it isn't that hard.
1_rhiannon_1
Jan. 28th, 2016 06:11 pm (UTC)
With two cooks in the kitchen, you gotta.
mac_arthur_park
Jan. 28th, 2016 07:17 pm (UTC)
My great-uncles Kiki(Felix) and Hank (his partner) remodeled their kitchen so they each had a "side." There was a wall in the middle with a huge "pass through" hole thingy so they could talk and kibbutz back and forth. They were even decorated totally differently. When I was a kid, I thought it was kind of weird.

Oh, Uncle Kiki, I SO get it now. <3
1_rhiannon_1
Jan. 28th, 2016 08:37 pm (UTC)
That's the best thing I've ever heard! :D
mac_arthur_park
Jan. 28th, 2016 09:38 pm (UTC)
I didn't realize it at the time, but they taught me *so much* about healthy compromise in a relationship.
theenginesshot
Jan. 29th, 2016 02:24 am (UTC)
That is awesome <3
nightshade1972
Jan. 29th, 2016 03:43 am (UTC)
The only fried chicken I've ever been any good at is Maryland Fried Chicken with Cream Gravy, a recipe from a very old edition of the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook--I think the '69 version, which my mother got as a wedding present. Newer generations of BH/G are all about "healthy eating," so while you can still find the cream gravy recipe in there, Maryland Fried Chicken is gone.
mac_arthur_park
Jan. 29th, 2016 08:59 pm (UTC)
I just checked, and that's the edition I have!

*This* is why I collect old cookbooks. :)
nightshade1972
Jan. 29th, 2016 10:56 pm (UTC)
Then you really need to try the Maryland Fried Chicken recipe. I alter it a little by using boneless, skinless chicken breasts, instead of bone-in, skin-on, but it tastes just as good, and not nearly as greasy.

:-)
twissie
Jan. 29th, 2016 10:43 pm (UTC)
Waffles and chicken is a thing? :O
mac_arthur_park
Jan. 29th, 2016 10:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes. I think it might be right up there with barbecue and shrimp and grits in the US Southern pantheon of food.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_and_waffles
twissie
Jan. 30th, 2016 04:20 pm (UTC)
Oh man. One day I'll travel to southern US and just EAT ALL THE THINGS.
hawk_soaring
Jan. 29th, 2016 11:33 pm (UTC)
Finally, someone on my flist mentions it so I have to ask: What's up with chicken and waffles? I don't get it.
an_su
Jan. 30th, 2016 10:10 am (UTC)
It's fun - the kitchen reservation, but also nice... Food - cooking and sharing is a beautiful thing. And I love the story of the twin kitchen :)
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