I have no option but..

@vanities (11401)
Davao, Philippines
May 23, 2008 8:34pm CST
I married young and dont know anything except to boil a water , cook rice and fried fish but since its a must after i get married then i have really no option but to learn on something..my first try was how to cook spaghetti..since its my favorite and my hubby too..(it was along time ago first years in married life)well it turned out well on the pasta..but on the sauce? it was terrible!!! right ingredients but my in-laws suggest that ill use the ketchup thing for sauce..very weird i guess but since i dont have any idea on varieties of sauces..i bought ketchup and alas!! what i got was chili and sweet one...it was a disaster!! it cant be eat coz of chili on it..what a waste due to my ignorance!! everytime i cook spaghetti i always remember that incident...what about you any similar experiences??
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13 responses
• Indonesia
24 May 08
I love spaghetti but same as you, i don't know how to cook it.
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@vanities (11401)
• Davao, Philippines
24 May 08
try learning it....and youll not be sorry ..soo delicious
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@16031981 (449)
• Jamaica
24 May 08
no simmular experience, but things do happen before you can learn. i bet your good at it know and can do it with your eyes closed.
@vanities (11401)
• Davao, Philippines
26 May 08
not really!!
@16031981 (449)
• Jamaica
26 May 08
hav confident in yourself and you will be the pro.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
24 May 08
When I was first married I tried to make different things all the time.....so went about making new recipes and forgot about making the simple things....so about two months into our marriage my ex husbands says...can't we just have hamburgers one night? LOL....he just wanted something simple for a change..No I don't have to worry about it...LOL
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@vanities (11401)
• Davao, Philippines
26 May 08
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
24 May 08
i also don't know how to cook a lot before i was married... but after i am married, i have no choice but to learn how to cook... my hubby loves to eat at home to save money as well... fortunately, i am able to learn fast as i had watched my mum cooking since i was still a child... and my hubby loves my cooking and always compliment me... i am so happy... anyway, people learn by experience... take care and have a nice day...
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@vanities (11401)
• Davao, Philippines
26 May 08
your lucky since your mom knows how to cook..well my mom was not so..just the simple ones ..
@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
24 May 08
Making pasta or spaghetti sounds like fun! I can imagine it's taste like. Although i don't know the ingredience exacty of the spaghetti, i think i can guest.When i taste it. Vanities you make me wanna cook spaghetti.
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@vanities (11401)
• Davao, Philippines
24 May 08
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24 May 08
You learn how to cook as you go along, the more things you try the better you will get. Check out recipe zaar that is my favorite cooking website, you cant learn if you dont try! Yes I have been there it took me awhile to make that perfect pan of cornbread. I would either make it too goowie or to thick.
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@vanities (11401)
• Davao, Philippines
24 May 08
thanks for the response..and be well..
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
24 May 08
Are canned or bottled sauces available? That would be the best solution until you gained experience in cooking sauces. Ketchup in spaghetti sauce? Was that supposed to be a joke? It is in very bad taste on their part, in my opinion. (Pun was totally intended) Does it have to be tomato sauce? One of my favorites is mainly olive oil or butter, egg, a little milk, salt and pepper to taste. Very easy, very hard to fail. I remember one night I was significantly drunk and wanting spaghetti. I only had a little tomato paste, but I found a can of Picante sauce, forgetting that it was very spicy. It was on the Fourth of July (our Independence Day) and I now call it my Fourth of July spaghetti. Only now I don't use an entire can ... Cooking takes experience - I still haven't perfected my breads yet. But one of these days, it will happen, as long as I keep trying.
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@vanities (11401)
• Davao, Philippines
24 May 08
no one really give such good advices on which to use...thanks for responding and have a good day
@Adelida2233 (1008)
• United States
24 May 08
I've been cooking for a long time now, so I haven't had too many things go wrong recently. i do have a story from when I first started cooking though. This happened when I was either 6 or 7, don't really remember. My mom had told me to make banana bread. I was familiar with recipes, and was able to measure and follow by this point. I was making it in the bread maker, so all I had to do was turn it on. I follow all the directions and turn in on. Everything looks good about 2 hours later and it's done in time for dessert. My mom took the bread out and cut it, and there were two whole bananas in an X pattern in the bread. She re-read the directions, and no where in them does it mention that you should do anything to the banana. It actually wasn't too bad.
@vanities (11401)
• Davao, Philippines
24 May 08
thanks for responding
@ambkeb (782)
• United States
24 May 08
When i lived with my parents my mom made sure that I knew how to cook the basics. I was the person who cooked all dinners because my parents worked evenings for a majority of my childhood. I moved out when I was 16 with some friends...One evening we were all wanting breakfast for dinner. So off we go to cook it. Well it gets time to make the gravy and no one knows how. So I trying to be the know it all stepped up and went on to make it. Knowing that I have NEVER made gravy in my life. I knew what was in it...not hard to know that...just didnt know how to do any of it LOL. I get everything together and start mixing...as it cooks it just keeps getting thicker and thicker and thicker. So a friend suggests I add more milk. Eventually we got the pan full to the rim of gravy...and it was still so thick that I could put the spatula in the middle and it would stand up straight. Still to this day my friends remind of that, but I have to brag that I make very good gravy now. After lots and lots of practice of course. LOL
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
24 May 08
I have very similar story, actually. I was making veal parmigiana something I have made often and we all very much enjoyed.. well I had no tomato sauce so I decided to substitute ketchup. What a mistake! it is the only complaint my husband has had against my cooking in 20+ years.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
13 Jun 08
ty for the rating, my friend
@gemini1960 (1162)
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
no similar experiences, my wife is an excellent cook,although it does not involved costly ingredients just simple one that still makes our food so tasty and delicious
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
26 May 08
Hello vanities, Since I am the the youngest daughter in the family, I don't really care about housework. After I get married, I had no choice but to cook. For the first few weeks living together with my husband, I bought food at the nearby food court. If I had no choice at all, I bought a pack of chicken drummet, nuggets or whatever and fried them for my husband The very first time I experienced cooking when I decided to try to fry mee. I called up my sister (she is a very good cook) and asked her all the ingredients. I managed to fry it but unfortunately, I used to much chillies. It turned out to be spicy hot and my husband couldn't stand it. He kept going to the loo and told me this, "Whoever has digestion problem, should come to our house and try your delicious fried mee!"I just smiled innocently at him! After a year later, when I talked to my sister about cooking, I realized that I missed out one of the important ingredient. What a shame!
@Hatley (164389)
• Garden Grove, California
25 May 08
oh yes I learned not to cook pasta even as long as the directions and not to use too much water to cook veggies. I learned as I went but then I did know how to cook as I had learned at my moms knee so to speak. I did know how to make excellent pies and cookies and cakes too. So I went into marriage] better prepared than most young women. but do not let anyone ever tell you to use ketchup in place of good pasta sauces, better to buiy prepared ones than to do that.