While keeping track of "Zennie" and texting Deanna to be sure she was getting her morning coffee and keeping her sanity while she waited, I've been continuing with this adventure we call retirement.
When I was young and mother was trying to teach me how to cook we often had a meeting of the minds when I was supposed to watch the meat so it didn't burn, but I had a book I just had to read! Mother was always telling me, "Avis, you have to watch what you are cooking." How right she was! The other day I stirred up what looked like a pretty good pot of chili, little different that what I normally make. I decided to let it slow cook on the top of the stove. Of course I was engrossed with something on the Internet and finally decided I had better go check. I had forgotten all about it. Of course when I got to the stove it had boiled dry!! I managed to salvage enough of it to get one meal out of it. Darn!
The recipe called for a Dutch oven and I think the pan I was trying to cook with cooked a lot hotter. I should have put it in the crock pot and will do that next time, for sure.
Today I made a pretty good hot dish, watched what I was doing and ended up with a decent supper. I am sure Mom was watching and said, "See. That is what I meant."
(Mom's birthday Monday October 10, 1915-March 15, 2004)