So, I figured if I didn't know how to cook...

@ElicBxn (60884)
United States
April 20, 2012 11:22pm CST
nobody'd want to marry me. Well, it turns out that guys only think of that AFTER they get you in the sack... So, I could do a few things well, I can cook a MEAN pot of veggie soup, and also I've learned to make potato and pea soups. I can make spaghetti. And I could bake chicken (I really like baked chicken.) But, until I started doing home health, I really didn't cook much else. Now I can sometimes actually turn a fried egg without breaking it, I don't burn bacon (often) and seldom ruin much else. So, Monday I made dinner. Its a baked pasta dish with noodles, tomato sauce, browned meat and a LOT of cheese! I came home from work and started building this, then I let it sit in the oven for an hour until it was time to finish cooking it. It was REALLY good. Tuesday we were going to eat the beef we pulled, but something came up and then Wednesday, if you remember, the roomie broke her arms. So, Thursday, there we were with 2 little filets of beef and they needed to be eaten. The roomie suggested stir-fry, but I'm tired of it. Then she suggested fajitas. Okay... that sounded simple enough for me... So, first I cut up the onions and while those were cooking, I cut up the beef. I also opened a can of refried beans and nuked those. I spiced and cooked the beef while the totally blind roommate got out the tortilla's (the Great Value is corn free) and then shredded some cheddar cheese. I got a little frying pan to warm the tortilla's before making the fajitas. I put the onions and beef in the tortilla and then put some cheese. For the blind roommate I also added some of the sour cream we had left over from the dish I made Monday. We each had 2 tortillas and about a half cup of beans. Both of them proclaimed my meal a smashing success. The roomie says she'll teach me to cook soon. Funny, since its MY veggie soup we make! So, have you recently made something you've never made before?
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@jerzgirl (8013)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
22 Apr 12
Not recently, but I did make something I'd never made when I was my mother's caregiver. Even though I made a mistake, it still turned out delicious. I made German Beef Rouladen - flattened cube steaks (I think you could use braciole if you wanted) spread with stone ground mustard (I used dijon instead) and wrapped around a pickle spear, a strip of bacon and sliced onions. Either tie them or use toothpicks and brown them on all sides. Add some beef broth and cook until tender (about 30 minutes). Remove the meat, add a slurry of cornstarch and water (for you, flour and water) and once it's thickened, add sour cream and blend well. Put the beef rolls back into the gravy and serve. It was so good!!
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
22 Apr 12
huh, well, the bacon is a turn off for me, it makes me sick and it mixes my meats... but I did actually make a rue at Maggiepie's Friday, I'm very proud!
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@bunnybon7 (36541)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Apr 12
usually a new dish just doesnt work for me and my daughter made the best darn burritos and tacos last week that we got more hamburger and mix and seasoning etc. but she says i might have to make it since shes so tired and working even longer this week. not sure i can do it like she does.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
22 Apr 12
just follow the directions, I didn't have directions for the fajitas and they came out good
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21 Apr 12
I do not like cooking at all and very rarely attempt to cook. I like anything that comes in a packet or jar and quick and easy to make. I find cooking boring You can make soup, that is more than what I can do!! Though I did attempt a ctir fry once but it didnt taste nice, more to do with the flavour of the sauce I put on than my cooking. I dont like trying new things as I dont like spicy foods. I would love to have a cook
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
21 Apr 12
A lot of stuff in boxes I can't eat because they have corn starch or protein in them. I am wary of bottles and cans of sauces before I read the ingredients.
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• United States
21 Apr 12
I actually made chicken fajitas not that long ago. I had made them a few years ago, but they had come in a prepackaged container, so basically all I had to do was follow the instructions, heat it up and add the sauce packet, because everything was already cut up and spiced for me. This time, though, I started from scratch, cut everything up myself and seasoned it the way I thought it should be seasoned. It actually turned out pretty tasty.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
21 Apr 12
That sounds good too... hummmm... maybe I'll pull some chicken...
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@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
21 Apr 12
Everybody can cook and even if you can't cook you can still get married. BTW I don't think men care if it's homemade, they only care about food and even if it's not home made you can add something of yourself to it and it's homemade/different. You already know the basics: soup, spaghetti, fried egg, keep the fire low if it goes to fast. The rest will come in time (or not no problem the best cooks are men anyway so tell them that is the truth and let them cook your meal). If you have some recipes you can change them each timea bit and the food is different. Cooking with the oven is easy too, esp. if you stick to stews, the oven will do the rest. Internet has plenty of recipes you can have a look at. I do the turkish and hungarian ones and change them too (I don't add what I don't like or can't afford or what is not in my cupboard at the moment). So mostly each meal I make is different. Today I made green pancakes for the first time (I coloured them green this time), I made blue muffins last week and before I made a green cake (used spinach to colour it green). I will make a very basic chicken soup today (just chicken, water, black pepper, rosemary, salt, onion and garlic). At the moment I am kind of addicted to a cellery soup. I never bought or made anything out of celery before in my life.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
21 Apr 12
but I didn't WANT to get married... And we are kind of broke-ish so we really need to heat at home... that means me cooking...
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• Philippines
21 Apr 12
That sounds yummy! The last thing I made which I've never made before was mango float. I know it's easy but it was worth the effort once we tasted and ate it. Reading your post makes me want to make one again.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
21 Apr 12
I'm not into peaches and everyone tells me mango's taste like peaches. I do know I accidentally got this drink that had mango/peach flavor and I hated it.
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• Canada
1 May 12
I can't cook worth crap, and I was not going to let that stop me from finding the right guy. It just so happened that I attracted the perfect guy for so many reasons, one of them being that HE LOVES TO COOK, and HE'S GREAT AT IT!! We do not do traditional gender things in our marriage. We do what works for us, not what the world thinks we ought to do.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
1 May 12
I'm glad you did. You've got to understand, this was the logic (or lack of same) of a child. I wouldn't starve, in fact, I obviously didn't even tho I'm not much of a cook - if I met someone who also wasn't much of a cook, we'd end up eating a lot of pasta, cause I can COOK that!