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FrankyViolage
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30 Aug 2016, 1:03 am

I am happy to have a wife who helps me with it. We usually make a family dinner each Sunday. She helps me to make some dishes. I really love her and her patience.



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30 Aug 2016, 4:36 pm

Can I cook???

Let me see. I bake three kinds of breads, rolls and loaves (same recipe), crumpets, and biscuits, I've made lasagna, with both ground beef and tofu, meat loaf, and pizza, and fried fish, liver, and veggie burgers for a quick list off my head. I'm allergic to eggs now but when I could eat them, I made a lot of omelets.

So YES! :)


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30 Aug 2016, 10:25 pm

I'm not great at cooking but I guess I would consider myself decent. Cooking can be hard for me so I often turn to microwaveable food that takes no effort to prepare. I am able to basic food such as rice and grilled cheese but I am no professional chef.

I get food and recipes delivered to me which makes cooking easier because there are step by step instructions with pictures on how to make it. Having a recipe to follow certainly makes things easier and less harder to mess up.



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31 Aug 2016, 9:33 am

Yes, I can cook. I will never be a great cook, but I do okay. I can follow a recipe for things that require it, and do cooking from scratch when it suits me. Actually, I tend to like that better than the ones from recipes, as I can pick and choose what to put in whatever I am making, when done from scratch. Generally, due to my many health issues, I am too tired to fuss, so I usually keep things pretty simple, but once in a while I will make more complicated meals.

I am glad that I can manage to make my own meals. I'd hate to have to have someone else do it for me all the time. I just wish I wasn't so tired all the time, so that I could make nicer meals more often.


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31 Aug 2016, 10:58 am

I think that cooking comes more intuitively, either to a glutton, or someone who has worked up a deathly appetite. You see, many people, here, are reporting an inability to fixate upon the task of eating.

My problem is with so many copy-and-pasters, online, not even knowing which details are pertinent.

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01 Sep 2016, 5:13 am

To a level I can, I enjoy shepherds pie, honey coated chicken, wedges and steamed vegetables, sweet and sour chicken, mince and roast potatoes, mash potato endlessly, pasta and spaghetti type meals mostly, I also know a little about baking, I intend on concocting a ton of cakes and improving that side of my mediocre chef's spirit! I couldn't cook at all before I had the chance of a quiet kitchen of my own, I didn't even know how to preheat a damn oven but when I got the opportunity to learn about nutrition and a healthy environment I could prosper in I learned and the lessons stuck with me, I hope to resume my cooking journey when I get into a good environment once again.


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01 Sep 2016, 8:11 am

Yes. Chemists are usually good cooks because we are prone to follow recipes, but can make changes to enhance the flavors on the fly. My favorite meal to make for myself is an closed faced hot beef sandwich, real mashed potatoes and smothered in brown mushroom gravy over everything. I usually start with a good regular pot roast cut that I oven cook (or by crockpot), but have been known to use top sirloin steaks in the process too. I season it with cracked black pepper, sea salt and rosemary leaf as the main spices. Fresh cut green beans or corn off the cob smothered in butter (neither from a can) top off the rest of the plate.



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01 Sep 2016, 8:58 am

I could learn how to cook properly but I don’t intend to. I dislike cooking; it bores me and doesn’t interest me. That’s why I only cook simple meals for myself and even that is an annoying task to do.
I’m also really impatient. If I have to stand there observing food, I get bored, eventually lose my patience and start to think about or do something else. That’s how I scorched many of my meals.


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01 Sep 2016, 10:49 am

I think of myself as an "OK" cook. I know how to do a lot of things like bake chicken, porkchops, and hamburgers in the oven and I know how to use a frydaddy plus I can boil canned and frozen vegies and make things like mac n cheese, instant mashed potatoes, and rice. I can also cook scrambled eggs and sausage and I know how to brown hamburger meat for hamburger helper and heat up instant meals like ramen noodles.

Even though I have autism I'm pretty much the one who ends up cooking dinner every night in my house because my mother stays busy as does everybody else but I actually don't mind it at all because I like feeling useful.



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02 Sep 2016, 8:02 pm

The only thing I can cook is Kraft Dinner (macaroni) and I even need help with that. I think that I will be able to cook simple meals, but will need a lot of help to learn. It also scares me. Maybe I've been playing too much Sims 2 but I am afraid that I will start a fire or burn myself.

I'm not all that interested in cooking, but I know I should learn to cook simple meals.


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02 Sep 2016, 8:09 pm

^^^how 'bout if you did like I did, and just cooked some instant rice and poured soup or chili over it and call that a meal? you can do the same thing with plain oat meal or cooked oats.



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06 Sep 2016, 12:54 am

Somewhat, but mainly just simpler recipes like Mac n' Cheese, (cooking is one of the skills that my Behavioral Specialist has been helping me with).

@ocdgirl123: LOL, I literally only just saw your post after finishing mine! XD


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06 Sep 2016, 7:12 pm

I do have problems cooking. I can make simple meals, but more complicated ones with lots of multi-tasking are a big no-no.



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07 Sep 2016, 8:40 am

I guess I could cook. I can sort of follow a recipe as well as modify it to my liking or ingredients I have available. As a child I had to "cook" for myself because parents weren't home. I was inventing my own omelettes, tortilla, chips, toasts and even baked some improvised cookies. I also made up my own salads, sauces and bread spreads.

The thing is I find cooking utterly boring and anything that takes more than 10 minutes of cooking time, without anything to do while waiting... it gets forgotten and burnt. Because I just go to my computer, start reading or whatever and forget I was cooking till I smell it an hour later... :lol:

I also can't deal with meat - because I hate raw meat(the texture, smell and imagined bacteria) and I won't touch it.
Not like I like to eat meat anyway so it isn't a huge deal - but rice with chicken could be good sometimes.

Currently if I cook anything it's usually bento - because I prefer homemade food to sweets or bread from shop when I am at work, school or on a trip. But the only actual cooking I do is boiling water and making instant couscous. And often there is not even that - because I can as well take some rice or potatoes cooked earlier by mom(leftover from dinner). Aside of that I just cut whatever I can find and put it all in a box, maybe adding some sauce - and this is my "bento". LOL



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07 Sep 2016, 8:53 am

I don't tend to like "gourmet" dishes, anyway.

I'm more of a "gourmand."

I like pasta and steak. I put the steak in a pressure cooker with veggies and tomato sauce. I make the steak soft and succulent.