What do you do while you're cooking?

@marina321 (4561)
July 19, 2008 8:53am CST
I tend to listen to music, watch TV or chat to someone over the phone while I cook. In the past, I have had the odd burnt rice or boiling water till there was none left in the pan because I forgot when I went to use the PC so I do not go to the PC when I am cooking anymore... What do you like to do while you cook? Do you do something else while you cook your meals or do you just give it your whole undivided attention?
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@roxanne271 (2035)
• Trinidad And Tobago
20 Jul 08
Peanut Butter Bars - They taste just like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!
I like to listen music when I am in the kitchen or I am usually on the computer if I don't need to give the food my undivided attention. I usually need to give food my undivided attention when I am in a mad rush to finish all my dishes before lunch time comes up on me and I started cooking late for one reason or another. Luckily for me, being in a mad rush does not affect the taste or quality of my food but I love to listen music or be on the computer while I stuff cooking in the kitchen.
• United States
19 Jul 08
When I'm cooking, I go on my computer, and play some good loud music. I do it when i am cleaning too.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I have had a great deal of kitchen mishaps as you stated. I have let water boil out, burnt many pots, burnt many meals, left cakes in the over too long. I used to do all the stuff you mentioned. Now I try to just concentrate on the cooking thing! If I get involved in a phone call or something on the computer I'm headed for another of my "kitchen disasters" lol.
• United States
19 Jul 08
Multitaking burned me, so I'm going to try to pay closer attention while I cook. I was washing the floor and cooking at the same time. The distraction caused me to lift the lid from a pot in a way I know should not be done. Now I'm on antibiotics for two seriously burned fingers, which became infected. I should have a chalkboard to write a thousand times: I will pay attention while cooking!
@brimia (6584)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Every once in a while I'll talk on the phone at the same time. If it's something that can just cook awhile without me watching I'll get on the computer. Otherwise I don't really do anything but cook.
• United States
19 Jul 08
normal im on the phone :) but if not i normally pay really close attention to the food im cooking :)