||[18 Jan 2008|03:07pm]
News from two people I dislike lately: Charlotte told Boone that I slipped turpentine into a drink I gave her and my old roommate Alex left a comment on my LiveJournal asking about a check I gave him almost a year ago that bounced. I wrote a new check at the time but when John and I went by the house after we moved out I ended up just giving the check to John, since Alex owed and would likely never give him his share of the deposit. I must relate this story to Alex. He will no doubt find it amusing. Really, though, he'd better not fuck with me. We hardly ever had heat in that house and goddamn was he obnoxious. I barely spoke to him for the last two or three months we spent there.
I've been poring over my two cookbooks for the past half-hour or so, copying down recipes. So that's basically what I'm doing today: cooking and baking. I'm going to make tomato sauce, baked zucchini, pancakes, molasses bread and strawberry bread. I've already made the strawberry bread before, never made the others. I think I'll also attempt naan again, too, since I didn't know how to do a couple of things that the recipe required of me and as a result it came out really weird. Also, burnt. Here's the strawberry bread recipe, it's so fucking good:
Paula's Strawberry Bread
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 cups sugar
3 eggs, beaten
20oz strawberries, sliced
1 cup vegetable oil
Combine first five ingredients; mix well. Combine eggs, oil and strawberries; add to dry ingredients. Mix well. Pour batter into two greased and floured 9x5x3 inch loaf pans and bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Makes two loaves.
We keep finding strawberries when we go dumpster-diving. I'm glad to have found a really good use for them.
I may also make ginger cookies using this recipe. I made some using another recipe a week or two ago but they came out pretty weird.
Ohhh, so much food. I suppose the most useful thing I'm going to make is the tomato sauce. We have four packages of pasta but have yet to use any of it. Well, off to the corner store to get a small container of milk, a can of tomato paste and some onions.