Monday, April 3, 2017

Question: Can You Cook?

While Daisy and I can prepare simple meals, we both can't "cook" by the general term. If it involves mixing and having several different ingredients, I might as well not even try. I'm actually a little glad since cooking your own meals does require you get a lot of different things which all together turns out to be a rather expensive thing. 

Can you cook? 

13 comments:

  1. I probably could, but nope, I throw chicken in the oven and that is as far as I go.

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  2. I love cooking. When Ken and I first got together 26 years ago, I would call my mom and ask her how to make certain things. I ended up getting cookbooks and just trying out making recipes. I cook every day now and love trying out recipes. My daughter did the same thing when she moved out, she'd call me and ask me how to make things. It's actually cheaper to make food at home than it is to go out to eat all the time.

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  3. I think I can cook since I have been given many compliments but I just don't care for it.

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  4. Yes, I'm a very good cook, something I've kept my wife from discovering for over forty years.

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  5. I can cook but I must admit I have signature dishes that I always do. When it comes to new dishes, I need recipes!

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  6. I absolutely love to cook and I'd like to think that I am a good cook.

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  7. Oh Adam, you and Daisy should learn to cook, start with simple things!

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  8. I can cook well, and I prefer to make dishes from scratch because our processed food is so full of fat, salt, and sugar. There are many easy things that are simple to make. But sometimes I want someone to cook for me, so I love to go out to eat!

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  9. Cooking can be such fun and is so good!
    I think you and Daisy should learn to cook.
    Why not start with a simple dish once or twice a week!

    All the best Jan

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  10. You and Daisy should enrol in a cooking class.
    My God you would learn to cook if you were like me
    when I first went to Papua New Guinea in 1963.
    I didn't have a clue and a simple cookbook was
    one of my first purchases......it was that or starve!
    I now consider a fair to average cook and it is far cheaper
    in the long run than constantly wasting money on "fast food
    outlets" I can assure you.
    It certainly appears from the comments above that your new motto should be - "Get thee fast footed to a cooking school".
    Cheers
    Colin

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  11. I can cook. I don't do anything fancy but will go to the internet to find a good recipe.

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  12. I can cook and bake. I've been doing it for years. But no one is born knowing how to prepare meals. These are skills like any others that you can learn. And it's much cheaper to eat homemade food than to eat out. I think you and Daisy can learn with simple meals just to get comfortable in the kitchen.

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  13. If you can read and follow directions, you can cook. The initial ingredients to start cooking is an investment, but one that pays off in the long run. Say you buy a bag of flour, salt, basic spices, etc for your first home cooked meal. You certainly aren't going to use those up on one recipe, so you'll have them on hand for your next meal. You'll really only have to start replacing ingredients as they run out, softening the blow on future grocery bills. Eating at home is more economical than dining out. Not only budget wise, but health wise too. I think even the healthiest options at a restaurant are worse than most home cooked meals. Eventually, dining out frequently will lead to health hazards and costly medical bills. Your best best is to start with simple recipes and build your way up from there, using fresh ingredients. Of course, dining out occasionally for a treat is ok, but to make a habit of it really isn't very healthy.

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