love of cooking

@syndibee (799)
United States
August 2, 2007 5:52am CST
how does one find the love of cooking. my husband goes to the grocery store and buys steaks all the time, i get so sick of steak. i look at this raw meat in my freezer and just draw a blank. how on earth do i liven up this food?? how does someone even figure out what to do with it?? i don't get along with my kitchen well at all, and would stock my freezer with already prepared foods from the grocery store, not just raw clumps of meat that i have to come up with a plan for. how do you people with the love for cooking do it???
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@SilPhil (267)
• Australia
5 Aug 07
I plan well ahead of going to the shopping centre. We have a file made up of all different recipes. The file is divided up into sections - beef, pock, chicken, etc. I plan what we will have for dinner during the week, making sure to have at least one meal from each meat type. Then I do a comprehensie shopping list, based on what we will be having for the week. That way, when it comes time to make dinner, I know I have all the ingredients, and its really simple. I have a good idea of what my family eat and enjoy, and I just focus on those items. I know my husband likes steaks, whereas I don't. So if I buy steak, I just get one for him, and something else for myself (eg, chicken kebabs - pretty much anything else that can be cooked in the same way). I always look out for specials, I go shopping about an hour before the shops close, when they have meat and things marked down, and find things that my family eats and stock up the freezer with those. I think the best way to start is to ask your family about what their favourite foods are. If your husband likes steaks, thats a good starting point. Find a cookbook that has recipes using those ingredients, and experiment! If it works, great, if not, make a note of it so you don't make that recipe again. I don't theres a quick fix, just get in there and get your hands dirty!! Maybe a good starting point is to think what your favourite meal is? Find a recipe for that, on your on your way!
@webeishere (36382)
• United States
2 Aug 07
I lovre to cook from scratch. I also used to kill and clean my own beef etc. Ducks, rabbits, and chickens included. So when I did this all I can thing of is how good this will taste on a dinner plate. I guess you can say I am a bit prehistoric or old fashioned as I love getting my own fresh meat to cook/eat. I guess the love for cooking for me comes from the full bellies and smiles from family and friends after they eat my cooking. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
I want fresh meats and fish all the time. Since our wet market here is near our place, we buy our food on a daily basis. I love to cook when I am free. My hubby is the one cooking when he's available to cook also. He is working. I am busy also with my business so I cook whenever I am vailable. But, I really love to cook different food.
@badkat83 (1621)
• United States
20 Sep 07
i'm with you sister. i think i can hear my kitchen groan everytime i go into it. : ) i like to cook, but i don't do such a good job at it. i wish my husband would go to the grocery store. be thankful. i can't even get mine in the kitchen. a long time ago my husband went to the grocery store and i think he spent like $300. came home with a turkey and all this stuff i didn't need. i was thinking of taking some cooking classes this winter. but i don't know where to look for something like that. as for your steaks...i only cook mine on the grill with some montreal steak seasoning. cook some kind of a gravy for the top with some mushrooms and onions. yum i am getting hungry.
• United States
5 Aug 07
I do not think you learn to love to cook I think either you love it or you do not. I think you can learn how to cook and what to do with those clumps of meet. Steak is so versitable, you can cut it up and make a stir fry, you can barberque it, you can fry it or broil it. I know I use to hate to cook when the kids where growing up. Now that it is my hubby and I, I am cooking more. He loves what I cook and I am using different spices, I do not have to fight with the kids to eat, they are not saying my cooking is bad. Good luck