What's In A Name

A couple weeks ago, Laane tagged me with this meme.  I’ve been um…a little slow responding to it.  So, as this is supposed to be cooking week (and I’m just barely getting a post in today) I’m going to try to relate me middle name to cooking.  Let’s see if I can do it…this should be interesting!

The Rules:

  1. You have to post the rules before you give the facts.
  2. You must list one fact that is relevant to your life for each letter in your middle name. If you don’t have a middle name than use a name that you like.
  3. When you are tagged you must write a post containing your own middle name game facts.
  4. At the end of your post you must tag one person for each letter in your middle name.. Don’t forget to comment them telling that they are tagged and to read your post to get the rules.

M~ Mom knows best. Everything I learned about cooking came from her.  Well, I did take a semester of Home Economics in 7th grade.  The only thing I really remember about that was being laughed at because I was using the pan scrubber to scrub the carrots…just the way my mother did!

A~Anchovies.  Shaun once went on an anchovies kick.  He decided that they belonged on every Caesar salad, every pizza and every cracker he came across.  Then he decided that the entire family should love them too.  So every time he had anchovies he would pester and implore us to try one. He even resorted to offering a hundred dollars to anyone that would sample just one tiny anchovy. Finally, sick of listening to him, I popped it in my mouth.  Shaun’s look of astonishment was worth every moment of salty slime in my mouth.  Come to think of it…I never collected my money…

R~(I can bake) Really good cookies.  One time, on a cold rainy day out selling Girl Scout Cookies with my troop, my co-leader just shook her head at all the “no thanks” we were getting for our product.  Her theory was that everyone bought cookies, so they should just buy from our girls.  I just looked at her in puzzlement…it never occurred to me that people really bought cookies…I always make them and couldn’t see why folks would want to buy them!

I~Inattentive.  I think my biggest problem in the kitchen is that I’m so easily distracted.  I don’t really take the time to measure things well.  I don’t always remember to set the timer.  (and if I do, I don’t always respond as quickly as I should) Cooking just seems like a lot of work, for very short lived result.  I might as well just feed everyone PB&J…it gets the job done.

E~Eggs. One of favorite way to cook eggs (not for the vegan in the house) is boiled omelets.  In a quart size freezer Ziploc break two eggs and add your favorite goodies.  Boil for 13 minutes (I had to look up the real time as I tend to wing it) and you have created a perfect omelet!

OK, it may not all be about cooking, but it’s got some sort of food in each letter! Now, I’m supposed to tag some folks.  Um…I hate this part.  Let’s see…I pick YOU!!!

Tomorrow we’ll talk about my issues with rice. (what you don’t have issues???)

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0 Responses to What's In A Name

  1. Patsy says:

    Yes it is me again! Hey, I like that eye thing! I will try that! I hate – well maybe just strongly dislike them. Oh, by the way you are suppose to use a clean scrubber that is mainly for food scrubbing. It works so well on carrots. I used one on these hairy carrots that wanted to take over the frig drawer the other day. Also works great on potatoes of all kinds. I had thought about using it on your face and hands at times while you were growing up; you would get so dirty and you so loved to “feel” your food.

  2. Patsy says:

    Oh, darn! that should say egg thing, not eye thing!

  3. Anchovies ARE delicious; you need to try them again. Maybe in a Ziploc omelet. I don’t even know that they actually are, but they’re good. Uh oh, now you’ve got me wondering what they really are.

  4. Jay says:

    I’ve tried anchovies and hated them. I even agreed to try them a second time in another meal that somebody cooked and it was still awful.

    When I worked for a pizza place I would tell customers that we were out of anchovies just to avoid having to handle them. Well, only when the boss wasn’t there. LOL

  5. barnmouse says:

    After I read what you wrote about buying cookies, I thought about it and I could NOT remember the last time I actually bought cookies! That would be like punishment to me. I looove to bake (hence the dog treats) and there’s nothing better than fresh baked cookies!

    oh…mahgod! The Ziploc omelet!!! That is the most brilliant thing I’ve heard in….in….I don’t know how long! Fantastic! I love omelets but can’t make one that doesn’t look like a sock to save my life! This is great….I think I’ll go make one now…

  6. Stephanie says:

    I have never even heard of the ziplock omelet before. I think that’s freakin’ brilliant! so you could totally make the whole family’s omelets at the same time right? Just have a whole pot full of ziplocks? OMG. Like I said…freakin’ brilliant.

    And don’t even get me started on rice…….WHen I had an electric stove I could totally make it like a pro. Now with a gas one…I still can’t get it right. Oh well.

  7. Mojokat says:

    Wow, I, like the others, am definitely going to have to try out the ziplock omelet…that sounds cool! Thanks for the idear!

    I used to hate rice, too, till I discovered the rice cooker…that thing is my bestest friend now!…ok, well right up there, anyway!

  8. Frances says:

    Omelet in a bag sounds fascinating.
    And now I’m hungry for a home-made cookie.
    Thanks for sharing,

  9. Lynne says:

    Omelet in a ziplock bag?? Somehow I can’t quite get my mind around how that would look … hmm … Susan MARIE !

  10. You deserve $200+ for eating an anchovy. Yuck!!

  11. Karina says:

    Can’t wait to hear about your rice issues, because I too have rice issues.

    Hmmm…anchovies…there’s something that I’ve never tried that I should…just to say I did. I mean, why not? After all, I eat sushi.

  12. Cazzie says:

    I love that about the eggs, the last part, see, you learn something new every day right? 🙂

  13. photowannabe says:

    I guess I am like some of the others and never hear of a ziplock omelet before. I’m definitely going to try it.
    Thanks for the peek into your “cooking” life.

  14. Pamela says:

    boiled omelts… something new under the sun. never heard of it before!!!!!

  15. Tink says:

    Ooo cookies! Got any good recipes you’d want to swap? I have a really easy one involving cake mix. They’re a favorite in my family.

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