What is the first dish you cooked on your own?

@avimra (456)
India
February 15, 2010 10:45am CST
Hey people, seriously I don't know even alphabets of cooking. The only thing I learned to cook is two minute noodles. I will prepare it well. My brothers like my preparation very much. I planned to learn to cook some other good foods too. Well! now you tell me whats your first dish? How it was tasted? You got any appreciation for it?
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
15 Feb 10
Haha! It was too many years ago, but probably was something easy like scrambled eggs, or something like that. Enjoy cooking, and don't be afraid of it. Experiment, you just might create something that you are really proud of! Just remember that everything you enjoy eating was one time somebodies experiment, right?
@avimra (456)
• India
16 Feb 10
Yep! right. I am eager in cooking on my own. The one thing I need now is get permission from my mom to cook. Hope she will trust me.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
16 Feb 10
I'm sure she will. Mothers are a great resource for learning about various cooking methods and about ingredients. Once you have learned the basics, it will be easier to experiment and create your own methods and recipes. As time goes on, you may find that she adopts some of your ideas into her cooking style. I don't have a daughter, but when my son was learning to cook (a cooking class was required when he was in school, for boys and girls),it wasn't always easy to stay out of the kitchen while he was cooking. Some things came out really awful (we laugh about it now), but others were really delicious. Good luck & I hope you post again about your experiences cooking!
@avimra (456)
• India
16 Feb 10
Sure. It will happen soon. :)
@warvial (1154)
• Singapore
15 Feb 10
Swiss Roll! During high school, we have this home economics classes which we will learn cooking from our teacher and the very first dish that she taught us was swiss roll. Although it was many years ago, but I remembered that it was done averagely (as there wasn't much positive or negative comments from my teacher) but I find it too sweet (the filliing was strawberry jam and coated with sugar!) I can't understand why the need to coat with sugar because although I like sweet stuffs, but the sweetness was too much (but my teacher insisted it was just right!) Appreciation.. hm.. I appreciated it a lot? because I think I ate of all them (because it was a very small portion made)
@avimra (456)
• India
16 Feb 10
Swiss Roll! Good. Actually, I don't know how it tastes like. It seems it would be tastier. I will try it. If no one is there to appreciate me, I will itself appreciate myself(just like you). we only know the effort and interest we put for that. Cheers! Happy mylotting!
@warvial (1154)
• Singapore
16 Feb 10
If you like sweet stuffs, then remember to coat it with sugar, if not, go for the recipe that doesn't requires the sugar because it will be very sweet. Although Swiss Roll is supposed to be sweet, but I find it too sweet. Happy baking!
@saphrina (31738)
• South Africa
15 Feb 10
My first cooking experience had gone horribly wrong. I burned the rice, can you believe that and then i nearly burned the house down as i forgot about the meat in the oven. Now i have a steamer for my rice and a electrical frying pan, as i am not allowed to touch the oven. How rude. TATA.
@avimra (456)
• India
16 Feb 10
Oh my God! so,you did a minor accident during your first cook. However, mistakes help us to learn more. Don't worry, you will be allowed to use the oven soon. Cook safely and eat happily. Take care!
@saphrina (31738)
• South Africa
16 Feb 10
Thankx for the vote of confidence. TATA.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
16 Feb 10
if i can remember well, the first thing i cooked when i was young is omelet. i only mixed the beaten eggs with garlic and onions. if there are also left over foods like sausage or ham or hotdog, they are also great tasting in omelet.
@avimra (456)
• India
16 Feb 10
Omlet! good. I too like it. Its very and easy side-dish right. I too know to do it. But I forgot to mention it in description. But I won't use onions. Just I like plain omlet.
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
15 Feb 10
Hey avimra! It has been a very very long time since I moved out of my home and cooked my first meal! I think I made some homemade Meat Sauce and Spaghetti with garlic bread! I had pretty much known how to cook a little from watching my Mom and Grandmom for years! But, I really never tried to cook myself until I moved out! And then I started with easy stuff like hambergers and steaks! And as time went on I started making other things and then I started making up my own dishes! Now I make some of the recipes I got from my Mom that were "Family Recipes", but my favoite ones are the ones I made up myself!
@avimra (456)
• India
16 Feb 10
Oh nice. Have a great evening! :)
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
15 Feb 10
The first dish I ever cooked completely on my own was done when I was a child. It became my signature dish for years. It was beans and franks. Sliced up part of an onion, chopped hot dogs into bites size and dumped in canned beans. Easy-peasy!
@avimra (456)
• India
16 Feb 10
Great! Cheers. :) happy mylotting!
• Canada
15 Feb 10
Hello Avimra, I try to forget the first thing I cooked as it was a disaster. I cooked a ham in its plastic envelope. I put it in the oven with a sweet sauce and thought there would be this delicious sweet crust on the ham. When I took it out of the oven and started slicing into it....thats when everybody started laughing because of the plastic wrap. So we all went out to eat. But Ive learned my lesson and also learned to not take my cooking too seriously. Mistakes will happen. Sometimes they're great mistakes, sometimes bad ones. Thats when you smile and treat everybody to a nice meal at the restaurant. Dont worry, you'll learn how to cook eventually. Get some great cook books and remember to have fun when you're cooking
@avimra (456)
• India
16 Feb 10
yep! we have to be sportive in cooking. And should n't give up. As you said, I would buy some cook books and try it out. Cheers.!
• United States
15 Feb 10
GREAT DISCUSSION!! My first was lasagna... well, too much sauce and cheese and it became what my family called lasagna soup. Wish it wasn't so darned memorable.
@avimra (456)
• India
16 Feb 10
Oh thanks for your nice response! :)
• United States
15 Feb 10
I think it was hamburger patties, macaroni and cheese and green beans. My mom started working evenings when I was about 12 so they decided it was a good time for me to learn how to cook! It worked!
@avimra (456)
• India
16 Feb 10
Good.. Happy cooking. Happy mylotting! Cheers :)
@jaiho2009 (38989)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
hello avimra, The first thing i learned to cook is "Cake" I love to eat cakes...chocolate cake,banana cake,chiffon cake,strawberry cake So,my grandma teach me how to cook and prepare it. I was 16 when i had my first cooking cake lesson. And...i am glad that my first cake was rated 75 (hahaha) not bad for a first timer
@avimra (456)
• India
16 Feb 10
Oh nice. You know to bake cake. In my home also, my cousin will do this during festivals and holidays. I like that. I too wish to learn it.
@prasunsam (359)
• India
15 Feb 10
Well me too i also cooked noodles only and i can make tea also.Not more than that,otherwise i have to eat that myself only.
@avimra (456)
• India
16 Feb 10
Ha ha..! most people(including me) saying this answer only, no one other than their own are ready to eat their cooked food. If we cook good, surely they will become fan for our cooking.
@pankum24 (15)
• India
21 Feb 10
first thing i have cooked is rice nd it was gud and apprecited as well ,luckily
@shaggin (48645)
• United States
18 Feb 10
Wow thats really funny you dont know how to cook. It makes me wonder how old you are. When I lived with my parents they wouldnt allow me in their kitchen to cook so neither my sister nor I learned to cook until we moved out on our own. I like to have my daughter help me in the kitchen I think its good for her. Sometimes it takes so much longer to get things made with her helping me but its nice to get to spend that time with her as well as teach her to enjoy making things. I can cook a lot of things but I always use recipes because besides like simple things like spaghetti and grilled cheese I cant remember how to cook all the dishes. I try new recipes all the time. I love it. The first dish I think I ever made was a carrot casserole. I made it one night when I had my parents over for dinner. I didnt try it but my parents said it was really good.
@kyvin147 (78)
18 Feb 10
My first dish that i cooked on my own was sauteed vegetable..... At first i am nervous coz they might don't like the dish that i prepared but after they tasted it they like it and appreciate my work... thats why i continue learning how to cook....
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
16 Feb 10
I have learned how to cook when I was 21 years old.. that was the time when i moved out from my parents house and had my own place.. i didn't have a choice so i decided to learn the art of cooking all by myself.. i have learned by reading recipes online and by reading filipino cooking books...the first recipe i cooked on my own was sinigang na baboy(sour soup pork).. i bought the ingredients at SM. After grocery shopping, i went home immediately and prepared the things i needed.. it took me half an hour to cook sour soup pork.. i didn't expect that my partner would love my dish since it was my first time to cook a filipino dish..
@illfavors (592)
• United States
16 Feb 10
I think the first dish I made on my own was spaghetti. It was the easiest thing at the time to make and I was very young. It turned out pretty good!
@charmeyn (83)
• Philippines
16 Feb 10
I learned to cook when I was 15. My parents got separated and I have to live with my dad. Since he doesn't know how to cook, I have/must learn to cook or else we will not have anything to eat. :)) I first learn frying foods: egg, fish, chicken (and all other food that can be fried) Then a year after, my mom taught me how to cook Sinigang, Tinola, Nilaga, and Adobo (all food mentioned are Filipino foods) :)
• India
16 Feb 10
i also cooked noodles first time and still i use to cook only noodles. it tasted good and only i eaten that so i appreciated it a lot but i never tried to cook something else.
• India
16 Feb 10
Hi avimira, I am a good cook now, I can say because I am out of home for a long long time and spent a lot of time alone on different places, I don't like to eat outside daily so I had to learn cooking, my mother and sister are my coaches for cooking, I remember first time what I cooked myself, I cooked "KHICHDI" first time khichdi is a domestic food in our region (In India) many families like to take khichdi on dinner because it is a light and easy to digest meal, khichdi is a spice mixer of Rice, Beans and some spices. I like to eat khichdi when it is hot and fresh.
• India
16 Feb 10
first human lik food, every man has deffrint test of food,every country has deffirent test,but we like rice,my brother has also my same dish