Thursday, June 24, 2010

Learning to Cook.

I must admit that I do not know much about cooking.
I can make very few things, and I really want to not only be able to cook for my family, but to be able to teach my daughter how to cook.
I was never taught how to cook, or clean or parent, for that matter.
It has been hard, I admit, to learn these things on your own, but with help from friends and the internet, lol, I have learned a lot. I still need to learn so much more.
I am thinking about making a commitment to learn how to do one new thing in the kitchen each week.
I don't even know the basics, really. It is a little embarrassing to admit that I am very inept in the kitchen.
But I want to learn more, so instead of teaching my daughter, we will have to learn together, but that's OK! It will be fun!
So, I am going to go ahead and say that I am going to try to learn how to cook something new every week!
I don't know if anyone else is in the same boat, but if you are, maybe we can do this together!
I will let you know how it goes!

11 comments:

mommy4 said...

first, way to go for wanting to learn! second, you have got to check out pioneer woman.com. she gives you step by step instructions with pics! i love that since i need to know if my food is supposed to look the way it does when i'm making something new. WARNING: her blog is very addicting, be prepared to spend hours looking at it. happy cooking! :)

Angel said...

I can tell you from experience YOU CAN DO THIS. When DH and I got married 10 years ago I could not cook a thing. It has taken a lot of work, time and disgusting meals but I can now cook. Most of my meals taste good. We eat a variety of meals and most importantly my children help me cook every day. I vowed they would all know how to cook superbly by the time they left home and they are well on their way :)

Rodna said...

Thank you Mommy4! I think I kcan do it too! I really want to learn and be able to teach my children.
I may have to use my daughters home economics book. it is a homeschool one by Pearables. LOL

Rodna said...

That gives me hope Angel!Did you just try new things or did you have a book or site or person that really helped you?

mommy4 said...

sorry, it's http://thepioneerwoman.com/

NaTuRaLbEaUtY81 said...

Hey Rodna!! Here's a recipe to the chicken macaroni casserole

Goes together so fast..... you don't have to pre-cook the pasta. Also a good use for leftover turkey.

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken or cooked turkey
4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
7 ounces elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 (4 ounce) can mushroom pieces, undrained
1 (2 ounce) jar diced pimentos, undrained



Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together in an ungreased 11"x7" or 2 quart casserole dish.
Cover and bake until macaroni is tender, about 55 minutes.

I got this recipe from
Website:
http://www.usafireandrescue.com/recipes
there's a lot of wonderful recipes on there

Jennifer said...

Have fun with it! My girls and I are learning more about canning this summer.

Twisted Cinderella said...

I mostly taught myself to cook and while I would love to someday be half as good as my mother, I do enjoy cooking and finding new things to try in the kitchen.

I am a member of the TOS Crew this year too and I Just thought I would drop by your lovely blog for a visit!

Rodna said...

OK, yes that is it! I will check it out. Thanks again.

Rodna said...

OOH, Keisha, that does sound good, AND, more importantly, Michael will eat all of those ingredients! HA

Rodna said...

Well, you give me hope TC.
I am excited about this year on the crew!

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