Cooking

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  1. loopy

    loopy Brave little froggy...

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    Tomorrow night I would like to cook a meal for my guy.

    The only problem is, I can't cook. I really can't cook. I botch kraft dinner for goodness sake.

    Anyone have any good recipes that are easy and idiot-proof?

    Thanks!

    Loopy
     
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    summers_enemy TPF Noob!

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    If you have a crock pot...it's about to become your best friend. Or make salads, salads are very easy and you can get creative :)
     
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    oh yeah...salads are nice...put warm bits of chicken in them or egg or ham...

    Buy like a ceasar salad kit....all you need to add is lettuce and anchovies if you want them.
     
  4. loopy

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    What on earth is a crock pot? :S :S :S
     
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    You really are in trouble aren't you? :lmao: A crock pot is a pot that you plug in on your counter top that slow cooks things. You could put on ribs or a pot roast or something on at 7AM and have it finish just as you walk in the door at 5PM. Quite convenient really.
     
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    Crack pipes are more fun. ;)

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=crock pot
    http://www.cookingcache.com/crockpot.html

    Cooking is easy. You just have to keep an eye on what you're doing. Take your time with whatever you do and do as much preparation as you can. So get all the chopping done at once before you start cooking (put it all in individual bags if you have to). That way you will only have your mind on adding the ingredients when needed and making sure everything is working together, rather than rushing about getting lost and frustrated. :mrgreen:


    And it doesn't matter if you fudge it all because you cooked it for him. You can have a good laugh about it as you order the take-away. :)
     
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    Speaking of cooking. I'm going to list some things I have recently purchased. Tell me if i'm missing anything...

    Frying Pan
    Medium Size Pot
    Baking Tray
    Strainer
    Utensils (Plastic spoon, spatula, mixing thing)
    Cheese Grater

    I basically would like to have a fully functional kitchen. But my kitchen is tiny so I can't go all out on the big stuff.

    I know i'm missing a spice rack, but my Dad's girlfriend is hopefully gonna grab one from Costco for $20?
     
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    Good knives. A must.
    Cutting board
    some kind of baking dish
    mixing bowls


    As for the original question. A soup is one of the easiest and tastiest to do. Go get a good bread and you are set. If your interested I can give you a recipe or two.
     
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    See. I really do need this board.
     
  10. MDowdey

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    anyways...anything with chicken is usually pretty fool proof, so you cant go wrong there. if you are really concerned with messing it up, then go for something like hamburgers.
     
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    I have found www.allrecipes.com is very helpful when I want to try something new and easy.
     
  12. Alison

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    I can't cook, or rather, I don't like to cook :mrgreen: Does he like to cook? It can be fun to make something together :D
     

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