What is the first thing you ever cooked?

@dloveli (4368)
United States
July 22, 2009 7:15pm CST
I remember when my mom first let me cook by myself. I cooked scrambled eggs, then fried hotdogs with toasted hotdog buns. I remember adding way to much milk to the eggs. When I would spend the night over my grandparents house I would cook them breakfast. I would fry one egg at a time. It would take me an hour to make 6 eggs. I must say I did make quite the "Fried Hotdot". I would dice onions(crying all over the place). The rolls were all buttered up and toasted. My moms friends would come over and I would make lunch for them. I loved it! How about you? Tell me what you first cooked. Share you favorite childhood memory about your cooking. PLease??dl
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@AmbiePam (56901)
• United States
25 Jul 09
The first edible thing I cooked were brownies when I was seven years old. When I was six I made my mom chocolate pudding and pickles. I have no idea why I thought she'd like that. Maybe I thought combining two foods she liked would turn out yummy. My poor mom. She actually ate it so she wouldn't hurt my feelings!
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@dloveli (4368)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Your mom was great! My grandparents were coming to visit and my mom was baking pies. I asked if I could make something out of the scraps of the pie crust. In turn I made the crust into spirals and covered it with cinnamon and sugar. Sounds good so far except that they cooked so long and they were hard as rocks. My grandma at it anyway, chipping a few teeth and all. Not once did she make a face or anything. She acted as if it was the best thing she had ever had the pleasure of eating. Oh how I miss her! Thanks for sharing and reminding me of such a precious memory. Happy day. dl
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@ucue2008 (926)
• Malaysia
24 Jul 09
I think my first cook food is rice. It easier to cook rice, and then I watched my mom cook and start to follow along. First cook is a nice experience to remember.
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@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
24 Jul 09
Yes, it is very easy to cook rice. Although if you put different things in with the rice it makes it a bit more difficult.
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
24 Jul 09
The very first thing I learned to cook was spagetti sauce when I was ten-years-old. Then I soon graduated to Thanksgiving Turkey. Which is my favorite meal to prepare and its now been 42 years since the first time I made a turkey dinner
@dloveli (4368)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Well my friend, From what you have told me I think you were born to cook. My mom always told me that spaghetti sauce along with soups are a personal dish. Everyone has the own way and ingredients. Over the years I have become much more confident in cooking a sauce. I am not afraid to experiment. I remember the first time I made sauce I was living on my own and I had invited my neighbor and her 4 kids over. Mind you these kids werent taken care of very well so they were very greedy and would stuff themselves to no avail. YOu know when you are working with tomatoes they can become very tart. I will tell you that the word tart doesnt even touch the taste of this sauce. It was so bad that even the greedy kids from next door who would eat sh*t if you gave it to them wouldnt eat my sauce. lol Its alot better now. I have found out that it takes alot more than boiling the skins off a few tomatoes. lol I wish I could taste yours. dl
• United States
23 Jul 09
omg the fist thing i cooked was some macroni noodles and hamburger meat and spagatti sause and hotdogs and i called it suprise..
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@dloveli (4368)
• United States
25 Jul 09
I have to say I was quite "surprised" to see that you mixed the hotdogs in with everything. It certainly must have be a surprise. lol. Just kidding. I bet you were so proud of your creation and that's all that matters. You dont still make that do you? just kidding. Sounds Dee-Lish! Happy cOOking! DL
• India
23 Jul 09
The first thing I 'cooked' was some burgers!! I added way too much oil, waited for too long and the burgers just fell to pieces while I flipped them! It was great fun.
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@dloveli (4368)
• United States
23 Jul 09
All I can picture is a all ready greasy burger sitting in a pan of grease. It was fun though. Feeling like an adult. Taking care of yourself. I was good at that part. It was cleaning up and doing the dishes that I hated. My mom had to eventually make a rule " You dirty it, You clean it!". That sign was posted in the kitchen for years. Good thinking mom! dl
@dawnald (84199)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Jul 09
My mom taught me to make meatloaf when I was about 5. At least I got to take the meat and other ingredients and mix them together with my hands! I will never forget the feeling...
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@dloveli (4368)
• United States
23 Jul 09
My mom used to make mixing the meatloaf sound like the best thing we could do. Now that I am a mom, I realize that she didnt want to get it under her nails and stuff so she made it appealing so that we would do it. SHame on you mom! What am I talking about? I do the same things to my girls!lol Its a tradition. dl
• United States
23 Jul 09
I don't usually comment to a post that has this many responses, but my first cooking story is a little comical. I cooked macaroni and cheese. But somehow, in reading the directions, I failed to notice where it said to drain the water from the noodles before adding the butter, milk, and cheese. So, as I stood there, stirring my macaroni soup, waiting for it to thicken up...my mom came along and had a good laugh, dumped it out, and showed me how to make it properly.
@dloveli (4368)
• United States
25 Jul 09
Hey Happyness! Thanks for choosing to respond to my discussion. I must admit the macaroni soup sounds delicioso! The funny thing is that I can totally picture the entire scenario.lol It is something that kids would definitely do out of innocence. Boy I wish we could go back to those times. lol If Only...... Have a great day and thanks again. dl
• United States
23 Jul 09
I know how to cook since when I was very young. The first meal that I cook was fried egg. It was so easy and yummy. I cooked it every morning for my breakfast at school.
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@dloveli (4368)
• United States
23 Jul 09
When I first learned how to cook, I also ate that same thing almost everyday. It was my specialty. I guess you could say that fried eggs were yours. Hey at least we can say we CAN cook. Some people cant boil water. I have seen my neighbors wife burn water. lol dl
@buffyb (14)
• South Africa
23 Jul 09
When we were about 7 or 8, my mom would let my best friend and I make a camp fire in our "tree fort". We would take butter, sugar and milk, and make a toffe sauce. To this day I still use the same simple recipie, and my daughter loves it, but I still think it tasted best when it was cooked over the fire in our fort!
@dloveli (4368)
• United States
23 Jul 09
Fire! Tree FOrt! What? I am thankful you didnt get burnt to a crisp. dl
@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
23 Jul 09
Hello! I am gonna have to say the first thing I remember cooking is baking cookies with my mom and brother around 4 maybe . There were times also I remember helping out when we were having a cook out . Or maybe adding some cheese to the burgers, and sauce to the pasta . I remember being a teen and doing eggs and a home made pizza lol.
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
23 Jul 09
Cant remeber that I cooked anything at home the first time I took cooking in school. But I did make all the cakes and desserts
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@daryljane (3437)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
My mom and dad had this huge fight that my mom left me and my brother with my dad and she went home back to her home for almost 3 months. Im the only girl in the family, and my dad is a great cook, since he goes to work and i get home early from school, we would leave me some easy recipe attached to our ref. Some stuff like frying fish or hotdogs or omelet or sauteed veggies. Thats how i learned how to cook. When my parents finally patched things up and my mom came home, shes so happy when she found out that i learned how to cook while shes away. Even if sometimes she beats herself for not being the one to teach me how to cook.
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• Canada
7 Aug 09
The first thing I ever tried to cook was a pot of beef stew. No one ever told me that you don't put a cast iron pot on maximum heat, and I nearly blew the pot of stew right off the stove. It ended up burning, and my wonderful mother was the only person who would eat it. My sister and I ordered pizza that night.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
25 Jul 09
I don't know if this was the first thing I cooked or not, but I remember when I was about 6 or 7 I had to make dinner for my Girl Scout badge or something. I made grilled cheese and burnt them all. My father ate them and said they were the best he ever had!
• Denmark
25 Jul 09
I took cooking as a class in school - and I remember the first thing we made was regular bread. I loved that class. So much fun, no homework, no reading - just cooking. Now I can cook - and I understand food better. Awesome. But the first thing I ever cooked was like cake with my mom when I was little. Great memories though, but that was not cooking all by myself. We always use to make birthdaycakes for my sister, and hiding it for her. Great times! :D
• United States
24 Jul 09
I think it was helping my grandma making scrambled eggs OR it was making a can of Spaghetti-O's wich really isn't cooking more like warming it up on the stove ;0)
@suzzy3 (8349)
24 Jul 09
The first thing I ever cooked at home were cakes with my mum after a while I used to just get on with it.I was about ten.My mum also showed me how to prepare and cook veg,potato,pastry and casseroles by the time I got to secondary school to learn cooking at the age of 12 I was an able cook.Then the cookery teacher said today we are going to learn to boil an egg.I remembering saying to the teacher that was easy and when can we cook a fruit cake or cook a dinner,she almost fell over.I explained that my mum had showed me how to cook and she asked me to finish my tasks then help the others with theirs if they needed it.It was the most normal thing in the world to make a bacon pudding or meat pie,stew ect.I loved cooking and later got a job as a cook,just basic stuff though ,I could cook more if needed.
@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
24 Jul 09
I can't really say for sure what the first thing I cooked was. I think it was either scrambled eggs or cheese toast. I don't know how to cook many things, and I am not good at cooking them by any means. I can cook French Toast, I can Cook Cheese Toast... I've made chicken and dumplings, and I've also made just chicken before. I've made noodles. I've made Taco's... This was before I met my fiance. After I met my fiance... We're learning to cook. We can cook Taco's, Spaghetti and Sloppy Joe's while being monitored. I know it sounds like were little kids. We are just now learning though, so it's going to take some practice.. lol.
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
23 Jul 09
I think the first thing that I "cook" was instant noodles, eggs & sausage for breakfast... but I don't consider them as real cooking, cooking should be using fresh food and skills ;-) I think the first real cooking was cha siu (barbeque pork) fried rice, I deeply remember I cooked it for my sister and myself, she told me it was delicious and the tastes was like how mom cooks, that made me really happy and think I "know" how to cook!
@jillhill (37377)
• United States
23 Jul 09
Truthfully that was such a long time ago I don't remember but I do remember one summer when we had a crew of guys come to bale hay.....back then everyone just helped each other out.....well I made fried hamburgers...with mashed potatoes...and gravy.....the guys couldn't believe I even made gravy! They bragged it up to my folks.....I think I was in fifth grade.