Have you ever forgotten how to cook a certain dish?

Trinidad And Tobago
June 27, 2008 10:23am CST
This happened to me today. I make one mean soup (according to my dad) and he decided he wanted soup today. Now I haven't made any type of soup in over a month and it is also a recipe which I created myself and never wrote down. The preparation and ingredients are simple but I sorta forgot the order in which I add in each ingredient. This is essential for all the vegetables and chicken to be cooked to just the right texture. Luckily as I was chopping all the ingredients it came back to me little by little and now I have my soup boiling away on the stove and just about to be done. The funny part is I almost forgot about one ingredient cause it isn't my favourite thing to eat but my dad likes it. It doesn't change the flavour of the soup (to my knowledge cause I always made it like this) but I just don't eat the ingredient itself. MMM...it's smelling delish over there... So have you ever forgotten how to cook one of your regular recipes? Which one and why?
4 responses
@teka44 (3423)
• Brazil
27 Jun 08
Hi roxanne. It happened to my once. A cake that I created and I tryed to made without look the recipe I wrote down. I couldn't because I forgotten some ingredients lol. So I needed to looking for the recipe and when I found it I could made my cake lol. Now it is funny. How we can forget something we create?
• Trinidad And Tobago
29 Jun 08
Hey teka! I know, so crazy that we forget. I mean exact measurements are one thing but generally forgetting an ingredient is a whole other story. I am glad you got to make your cake though!
@teka44 (3423)
• Brazil
6 Sep 08
Hi roxanne, thanks for the best response dear. I wish you a great weekend.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I do mix up a few of my holiday recipes as I make them from memory, but nothing that can't be repaired, thank goodness.. Other than that most of my reciles are etched in my memory and short of alzheimers, I pretty much remember them.. I can smell the soup now, it smells great, save me a bowl of it..
• Trinidad And Tobago
29 Jun 08
Hi Donna, I love recipes which can be salvaged like that! I have alot of the recipes I use written down, typed out or printed out. But recipes for local dishes or my own homemade stuff are in my head, Well, I would save you a bowl if I could! But it is all gone now, but don't worry. I plan on making some later in the week, I'll definitely save you a bowl then!
@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I wish I had the opportunity to say I forgot. I don't even cook, you are 22 years old and already cooking. That is nice and great for you. I don't enjoy it as much, but I wish you luck with remembering the recipes soon.
• Trinidad And Tobago
29 Jun 08
Hi ch88ss, Thanks alot. I remembered what I forgot and my soup came out way better than I thought it would, yummy! Have a good one
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Hi there, I don't cook a lot and not either an expert one..Last 2 weeks ago, I just feel that I miss eating "pansit", Filipino style, I tried to remember the way mom cook it but it's too blurred in my memory, I decided to find if there's any video at you tube about it, luckily, I found several and end up cooking!LOL! Thanks for the site!
• Trinidad And Tobago
29 Jun 08
hey checapricorn, I am glad you found a way to make your pansit! I hope you enjoyed it alot.