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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Oops!! Don't Let Me Near the Kitchen!

Not much happening here at Chez Art! Last night I decided to do something dangerous. I saw a delicious sounding recipe for Eggplant Parmesan over on Snap's blog so I thought I would make it for our dinner.

If you know me, you know I HATE cooking so just the idea of me in the kitchen is laughable. As it turns out, it was almost cryable!! I followed the recipe, popped it into the oven, set the timer and waited for perfection. After the allotted time HB and I both decided it needed just a bit more time. WRONG!!!



I ended up with a torched topping on my eggplant and the clear message that I should not be allowed into the kitchen except to bake something (like cake or cookies which I love to do!) Underneath it all the eggplant was delicious and I would highly recommend this recipe....just don't burn your cheese topping!!

One thing I didn't mess up was my daily journal page!

January 25:



At first glance I think this has a quilty look. I painted the background, glued down an old book page, added some stamping, cut strips from a magazine, added circles and squares from wallpaper, and stamped the text. Easy peasy! (Sorry....the scan is a little crooked!)

I hope wherever you are the sun is shining today....smile and be happy! And don't burn anything!!

16 comments:

  1. Cooking is always a severe strain on my psyche. Note my Facebook post from the weekend.

    love the new journal page. You are so productive and creative in this area.

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  2. I was only looking at a recipe for baked eggplant yesterday..lol At least the part below the topping was edible so not a total loss.

    Lovely journal page, Janet, and I really like the message. :)

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  3. I always love to see what you write in your journal pages--and you're right--have fun! And your my kind of girl--I hate to cook too, but I sure do like to eat!

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  4. This is another great page...so cute!
    I am NOT a good cook either, but I do love to watch the Food Network channel these days. I'm especially bad at cakes, have yet to make one that didn't flop.

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  5. This reminded me of a time....I had dinner guests and I was doing some garlic bread. I checked it and turned to do something with one of the kids and the next thing I knew they were black and smoking.
    No bread for dinner!!!
    Arney likes the kitchen more than I do, we seem to balance it. I love this page too, it is fun, and I think the words are so true.
    Big Hugs, Mary

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  6. You certainly DIDN'T mess up your journal page -- I think that may be one of my most recent favorites. As for the eggplant -- I think we've all had that experience in one form or another. Glad the main taste was still good! Worth trying again, I think!

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  7. I'll give you a hint ... do everything on the top of the stove! I don't bake mine -- it's just to melt the cheese -- I put a cover over it and let it simmer on the stove top! :D :D :D

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  8. Hi Julia,
    Heheh, just kidding. I know what you mean though, sometimes I can't do anything right and the next night all is well again. I may go for a week just messing up every single thing I make.
    I have a question for you, what do you use for adhesive on your collages. I use acrylic gel medium gloss or matt. I like it because it drys fast and seals well.
    Jan

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  9. Yep - I can see a great quilt in that daily journal page...it's beautiful!

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  10. Your journal page does look 'quilty', I reaaly like it.
    As for the cooking, well you know how I feel about that.
    We don't need a dinner bell, not in this house, you just wait for the fire alarm to go off..!
    big hugs
    XXX

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  11. Oh Janet sorry to hear about your cooking disaster. Never mind you will know better NEXT time. Like your journal page, it does look a bit like a quilt but also a super kind of tic tac toe ( nought's and crosses)

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  12. At least you didn't have to call the fire department :) I love to bake but do not do it because we try and watch our sugar and fat intake...Love the journal page and the stamped text is a great touch!

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  13. I dont think I like eggplant...but lol that is whay I always do, I think it needs more time...but it doesn't. You are right it does look like an art quilt, I love that look, I just might steal it.

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  14. HaHa..I'm like you Janet, love to bake, but hate to cook. Esp. if I have to do it on a regular basis. Hubby and I have come up with a good solution, I cooked and cleaned for the first 25 years of marriage...Now he is going to do it for the next 25. Every time I cook anymore, the smoke alarm goes off! When we bought a new iron and a new vacuum, he picked out the ones HE wanted to use.. Since I have developed shoulder problems, he does the ironing, AND since we have carpets with fringe on them I am NOT allowed to use the vacuum. I am just allowed to use the computer and do artwork. How about that? Love your page, as I always do.

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  15. I love this journal page.. I love cooking too.. but my bread making leaves alot to be desired as you know ;)

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  16. Ahhhhh....sorry about the eggplant dish!! Glad you could salvage some. Love the Mediterranean dishes!...
    I liked the page and the message written, it was darker than you usually do...but, I love it!

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