Do you enjoy cooking?

Norway
September 28, 2009 9:40am CST
Do you enjoy cooking? I have always liked to cook, but recently I rented an basement apartment in a house and I need to share kitchen with the woman who owns the house. The kitchen is on the first floor. I don't know the woman to good so I don't want to cook in her kitchen, even do she says it okay. The last few weeks I've only eat fast food, and food you can make in a microwave. Since me and my roomie bought one when we moved in. I'm no starting to get tired of the simple food, so does anyone of you know what I should do?
5 responses
• United States
28 Sep 09
I do enjoy cooking as long as I have the money for all the ingredients and someone other than me actually does the dishes! I hate having to do both... as dishes are never ending & kids are always hungry. Maybe you should consider if you feel weird about the kitchen situation to..... invest in something like a George Foreman Grill, a crockpot, a hot plate, and a big toaster oven. I used to make pork chops, chicken bre@st, and even bake bread in my toaster oven. And it sounds like you are single other than your roomate so you don't need family sized versions of those items I mentioned. Good luck with your new home!
• Norway
28 Sep 09
Thanks, as I said above, there ain't so much space here in the basement, but I guess I could fit in a hot plate or something. That would make things a little easier. But I'm only going to live here for 1-3 years, so loaning her kitchen is also a opportunity. Guess I'll speak with my roomie. He is currently education to be a chef (or something in that direction) so he eats a lot on school. So it's me who gonna cook the most.
@naty123 (76)
• India
28 Sep 09
I enjoy cooking occasionally. You can also try occasionally in her kitchen. You will also enjoy.
• Norway
28 Sep 09
Guess, I'll ask her. As i said above, I have 1 hour before she comes home. I could start cooking something easy.
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
Hmm.. We used to have the same dilemma too, when we had our apartment back then. To work things out, everyone in the apartment decided to buy their own respective stoves, just so everyone won't fight over one stove. We could cook simultaneously, thus, no hassle! We even shared our food with one another :) You could try asking permission from the owner if she's willing to let you use her stove for the time being :) Just be sure not to break it, clean up afterwards, and help also with the expenses of the gas used :)
• Norway
28 Sep 09
Yeah, I could by a stove, but there ain't so much space here in the basement. I guess I need to speak to the owner. She is nice so I guess she will say yes, but I'm a little shy, but I comes home 1 hours before her, so maybe I can cook then. Thanks for the advice.
@Tantrums (949)
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
Cooking eh? Let me see... I like to cook and grocery shop and I don't even mind cleaning up! (my messes that is )Even without a dishwasher. To me, it takes just as long to wash dishes as it does to load, unload etc. I can cook My *** is......My problems is picky eaters. Between young kids that don't eat a lot (amount wise) and a picky husband with allergies (nuts, eggs, and grains and can't cook) and every teenage homestay we have doesn't like salads or veggies. I don't feel like cooking when no one appreciates it. My husband knows that he has to eat what is in front of him to set an example for the kids. It's easy to cook for someone with nut allergies but he just likes the same thing over and over. He eats way more variety then he used too. For example, I can make roast beef dinner etc with the trimmings but no one will eat much of it (hubby doesn't like roast beef). The kids are good eaters but they just eat a very small plateful. If I feel like cooking a fancier dinner I invite his parents etc over so I have someone to I like a wide variety of food and veggies! and I am not a big meat eater. He knows that he has to change because I told him when the kids are older, its all going to be different lol! It is expensive and not healthy. The last time he praised a week of cooking, it was a week of lazy cooking! kraft dinner, hamburgers, hotdogs and frozen pizza! Of course he doesn't gain weight eating like this :) just me! Thanks for letting me vent! He will eat but you know if someone doesn't really like something it is not the same. I got tired of the faces he pulled so I told him that with his pickiness, allergies and not being able to cook, he doesn't have the right to moan about the food because there is nothing wrong with what he is getting! I don't like processed foods much. Wasn't raised that way. I am creative etc, I have a easy carrot soup that everyone will eat for example.(great for colds etc too) Cheap and very healthy so I am getting there. So for the mean time, it is meatloaf, burgers, sausages, ham, ravoli etc
• Norway
28 Sep 09
Oh, that seems like a irritating problem. There is so many people to take consideration for. Have you tried making wok? It's as simpel as it's tastes good. If your husband is interested you should teach him to cook. Maybe he can make the dinner once or twice a week. The dinner don't need to be so "fancy" as long as it's healthy and tastes good.
• United States
19 Oct 09
I rented a room from a woman a few months ago and I had to share the kitchen, and there were two other girls as well. It was not so bad. I am not a big fan of eating fast food a lot and I am big on saving, so I cooked most of the time, made quick easy meals after coming home from work. All she expected is that I clean up the area I used, the stove, countertop, clean up my dishes, and put away the stuff I used. What you can do, is use the kitchen a few days of the week. On some days, plan microwave meals and some days cook upstairs. Try Steamfresh microwaveable vegetables, get them at walmart for a $1 or more. You can also buy a hot pot or hot plate, a vegetable steamer.