[goofy family stories]

Zee Gimon

I am Zee. I call myself the Observer because that's what I find myself doing most of the time - observe life and people around me. My blog is a Pensieve, similar to that of Dumbledore, used to keep the thoughts and random ideas that visit my brain.

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  • That. Was. Awesome. *laugh* I LOVE cookies, and I can honestly say, I've never had a grey/purple one! This was great!

    This line made me laugh, too: "Reading her cookbook was like deciphering a 16-bit code." It reminds me of how my Abuela (Mexican Grandmother) tried to teach me to cook, with a handful here and a dash there– you don't need it written down! (*Kev screams in horror* But how do you REMEMBER IT!??!)

    Thank you, THANK YOU, for sharing this! It's awesome! And I love the photos and description of the cookbook.

    Yay for family!

    • ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for inspiration, Keviana ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yeah, I don't think a lot of people had grey/purple cookies… ๐Ÿ˜€ They look rather weird ๐Ÿ˜€

      "a handful here and a dash there" – exactly!!! same here. and Grandma didn't need to remember it… she just "felt" it. I'm only learning how to "feel" the dough.

  • Mishaps in the kitchen? Does burning water count? Yep, as you guessed it am not into culinary stuff. That is better left for my bride.

    • Yes, Bill, you deserve a special prize for burning water. Hilarious – and *beyond classic* as a friend of mine would say.

  • BTW: I loved Keviana's story as well. (Just didn't comment). ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jon

    I'm not much of a cook (my youngest sister is amazing!), but I make a really good homemade mac and cheese. When I was in college, I used to make it for my housemates, and they really loved it. So when I was home, I decided to make it for my family. I don't remember exactly what I did, but I think the cheese burned–so the mac and cheese had that burnt flavor. Needless to say, that was a fail haha!

    • Oooohhhh… Mac&Cheese… My favorite food ever. I was deliriously happy every time our friends from the US would bring us some.

      Dang… now I want macaroni and cheese…

  • michelehayes

    I remember well your grandma cooking amazing dinners during the days of "deficit!" I also remember the dacha, and all the fresh produce she was able to squeeze out of that little postage stamp sized garden! I can just imagine you and your mom with the grey/purple dough! My main mishap in the kitchen was in Ukraine when the cupboards fell off the wall just after I loaded the dishes in them!

    • I wish she was still around when you guys were here last year – she'd love to see you and cook another feast for ya.

      the cupboards fell off the wall just after I loaded the dishes in them – LOL… that's funny, Shelly! I can only imagine… Did you have any dishes left?

  • When I first started frying salmon, I perpetually burned it. I couldn't figure out how to get it to not smoke, so I started thinking of ways to prevent the smoke alarm from going off. I ended up with the custom of hooking a plastic bag over it, but I often forgot to get the bag back down for a few days. Safety first!

    • How about using oil or something? ๐Ÿ˜€

      Plastic bag over the smoke alarm – nice. Quite creative ๐Ÿ™‚ But yes – safety should come first.

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