She Didn't Understand The Difference

November 24, 2021 10:14pm CST
So, a young lady who is a friend of my daughter called me this evening. She was cooking two side dishes for Thanksgiving, to take to her family's house tomorrow. One of the dishes has a glaze on it, and this was a new recipe for her. Please take in consideration this girl knows very little about cooking, and no one that has that problem should ever take a recipe they have never made before. She is making a pumpkin dessert she has made before, I gave her that recipe. It has ground cloves in it. So the other recipe she is taking is a vegetable dish that calls for 2 cloves of garlic, chopped finely. She was so confused, I had to explain that ground cloves were cloves after they are ground, and they are not the same as garlic cloves, which have to be peeled and diced finely. I dearly love her and she is sweet. She has asked my daughter cooking questions before, and we have both wondered if she ever heard of google...if we are not available, not sure who she would ask about her cooking stuff. Once she said she wanted to learn to make Snickerdoodle cookies for her Dad, because he was a grouch and he needed to snicker more. Maybe schools need to return to the Home Economics they used to teach.
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@LadyDuck (368224)
• Switzerland
25 Nov
You learn through your mistakes. I know that I tried my best since the beginning, but the first time it was never perfect.
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26 Nov
I have done the best I can, too. Nothing I make is perfect, but I can make food taste good.
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@LadyDuck (368224)
• Switzerland
26 Nov
@MarieCoyle - I shared some photos of the food I prepared on my private FB account to ask the opinion of my cousins (two of them are Chefs). They told me that it "looks professional". The taste is good, this is fine for me.
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26 Nov
@LadyDuck Sounds like it was good for sure, Anna
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@Courtlynn (70857)
• United States
25 Nov
No.. you don't learn it if you don't try it. She did right by trying it whether it came out good or not. Good for her.
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25 Nov
She is good about trying things. When I was her age, I practiced a recipe at home if it was in question or complicated, then if we loved it I could make it to take somewhere. But at least she is trying hard.
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@Courtlynn (70857)
• United States
25 Nov
@MarieCoyle all that matters is shes trying.
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25 Nov
@Courtlynn She has come a long, long way already. I don't think she could make instant oatmeal when she got married. Now she can make whole meals.
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@RubyHawk (45169)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Nov
I don’t know why home economics was taken out of schools, people still have to cook.
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26 Nov
Well, teenagers need some basic life skills, and many of them do not get them at home.
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@RubyHawk (45169)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Nov
@MarieCoyle These days some mothers don’t know how to cook.
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@sol_cee (28032)
• Philippines
30 Nov
She really wants to learn from you. Doesn’t she have her mom or something?
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30 Nov
Her mother never learned to cook, nor did she even try. They ate take-out their entire lives. Pizza every other night. I guess some people just never cook. I can't imagine.
@Nawsheen (28474)
• Mauritius
25 Nov
I'm not great at cooking too. Nowadays we have YouTube videos with detailed cooking instructions. These videos have been of great help to me
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26 Nov
I love the options of recipes available on the internet too. I didn't have that growing up.
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@Deepizzaguy (58105)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 Nov
I wish i had a course in Home Economics when I went to school in the former schools in Balboa Panama.
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25 Nov
I took it during my study hall time as an extra class. I think everyone should be required to. So many people can't cook at all, have no idea even how to make a pot of coffee!! They need to tie it in to a common sense class of sorts, like how to budget, how to care for a home, a car, how to change a tire and even a light bulb. When my daughter had an apartment at college, she had a room mate that had never swept a floor, made a meal of any kind, changed a light bulb, nothing. I can't believe a person can reach college age and not need to know these things.