Monday, November 8, 2010

Caution's Cooking Conquest

I cannot believe how many recipes people carry around in their heads!  It seems that any time I
  • sit at a ball game
  • sit through a scouting event
  • sit through a church-related event
  • stand in line at the grocery store
people begin to talk food, and that talk turns to recipes.  And that is when people say, "I have the greatest way to make ..."

I love to hear those recipes, but I never remember them. 

Okay, there is one exception.  Years ago while we waited for our young daughters to sell Girl Scout cookies at Kroger, a woman said,

"Put a couple of pounds of beef stew, a couple of cans of tomatoes, and a couple of cans of Bush's Chili Magic into a crock pot.  Voila! Dinner will be served eight hours later."

I love that recipe and love doctoring it with different things. As a matter of fact, it's what's for dinner tonight.

A couple of weeks ago my family went to a party ~ a grand party with the most gracious hosts who know how to cook.  Among the DOZENS of dishes they put out, one held ribs and that prompted me to admit that I cannot cook ribs to save my life.

You should have heard the chorus around that room:
  • use vinegar!
  • use beer!
  • Make Checkered cook!

The woman next to me quietly said that she had the best method ever! Then she told me to do three things, but I knew that was two things too many to remember, so she scrounged up paper and a pen and wrote those things down.  I stuffed that paper into my pocket and found it a few day later.
 She was right:  KILLER ribs !! 

I was going to call and thank her, but my son now says I've been mispronouncing the woman's name for a year (he couldn't have told me months ago????)  I think an email thank-you will suffice; don't you?


claudia said...

And then you don't share the rib recipe! I will be trying that stew meat/Chili Magic combo though. Who doesn't love dinner ready in a crock pot when they come home from work?

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are so funny. Love anything thrown into the crock pot too.
Yes, an email will be fine.

By the way, I have the best recipe ever for roasting Thanksgiving you want it??? ;)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

ok i tried to read that cause ribs are ONE thing I CAN NOT cook... Please write it in BIG letters For Laura... THANK YOU :) love n hugs ME

Aging Mommy said...

Ahem yes, you forgot to share the recipe :-)

jojo said...

I have the same problem and usually end up forgetting at least one really important step or ingredient.
Would love to have the rib recipe too!
I think an e-mail will be just fine...just make sure you spell the name right.

Checkered.loves.Caution said...

They made a fantastic leftover lunch too!

Betty said...

You tease us with killer ribs and don´t share! How could you! :)
I tried to read the note, but it was too small for my middle age eyes.
I love short recipes too!

Cranberry Morning said...

Hey, c'mon! We want to know too! LOL And aren't kids crazy. I laughed at your son telling you at this late date that you were mis-pronouncing her name!

E-mail's good. :-)

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Stop keeping us in suspense. Share the rib recipe, please! If you do, I'll send you my mom's famous BBQ sauce recipe. It's patented, so "shhh."

imbeingheldhostage said...

Marinate in mmmmm Dressing for 24 hrs. WHAT IS MMMMMMM Dressing?!

This was just cruel.
As long as BBS is giving out Turkey recipes, want mine? You have to let it sit in a rub for three days before cooking (loads of time to think about anything you may have forgotten).

Kirby3131 said...

It looks like it says marinate in crouton dressing for 24 hr. But crouton actually has too many letters. You're such a tease!

Kristin - The Goat