Cooking

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Shooter, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    I come from a long line of men in the kitchen. My Dad was taught by his Dad "There won't always be a woman around to do stuff for you. Make sure you can do it all.".

    Do we have any other men that cook? My wife would burn water (she has) so I've taken to teaching her how but it's like herding cats.

    My daughter on the other hand has her little stool she brings in to help me.
     
  2. FOUR4D4

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    I cook all the time, wife works and I'm retired. So I'm the chief cook and bottle washer in my house.
     

  3. greyhawk50

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    I'm very comfortable in the kitchen. I have even baked a few pies.
    I'm most comfortable outside using the grill & my kids call me the Grill Sergeant.
    I prefer using a char-coal grill rather than gas.

    I can cook, clean and even make the bed.
    However, I don't do laundry. :p
     
  4. axxe55

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    i learned from my grandmother as did my dad. same reasons, there might not be a wife around to do it. dad said it was much cheaper than eating out all the time. and i was single more of my adult life than married, it just made good sense. i actually enjoy cooking. i can even make biscuits from scratch and make them time to time for my wife on saturday or sunday morning.

    i really enjoy cooking outside more, and i cook outside year round. i will do it more in the spring and summer but still cook outside in the winter also.
     
  5. Hyphenated

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    I know my way around the kitchen and I'm a pretty good cook. Low cal lite cooking is not my specialty. However, my wife and everyone in her family is hooked on my 'home fries' and breaded pork chops.
     
  6. Shooter

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    I do a lot of bread.

    It's been one of those things that's remarkably better than store bought.

    Glad to see so many guys getting in the kitchen!
     
  7. axxe55

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    i actually do enjoy cooking. i like to experiment somewhat on recipes or modify them to suit me. i have an idea for a sandwich that i want to try out this weekend. i'll let you know how it goes!
     
  8. Shooter

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    Please do.

    I had a stray sweet potato the other day I turned into Sweet Potato pudding.

    My Daughter likes it. My wife not so much.
     
  9. duster066

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    I learned men cook from my dad. I got an A in the first ever boys cooking class at my jr high, they called it bachelors survival. While stationed in England I was starving one night, and we were nearing two weeks since pay day; the cupboards were almost bare. But there was some caned tomatoes, and we always had fresh milk and eggs cause it was delivered daily. I whipped some slop together that wasn't half bad. When my room mate saw it he about gagged, and yelled something like, "What the hell's this Lyle, abortion pie?" He loved it though and never complained about my grub again. Ever since then everything I make is "abortion pie", cause I never use a recipe and never make the same thing twice.

    I make pies from scratch without recipes and I always do the turkeys. I season and use a butter, honey, and fresh squeezed orange juice glaze to baste them. And stuff the squeezed oranges into the bird with the stuffing. Outstanding! I use a lot of oranges, lemons, and limes for cooking meat especially bird.
     
  10. axxe55

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    pretty good duster, pretty good! i needed a good laugh. that was funny. LOL!:D
     
  11. FOUR4D4

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    Im thinking about grilling some pork chops today
     
  12. greyhawk50

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    One of our favorites is to grill pork shoulder steaks over char-coal. I coat them with Master Piece Teriaki Marinade Sauce. Then I grill them until the fat around the edges are slightly crispy. Yum.
     
  13. Shooter

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    I wold have ate it too.

    One time I worked in a restaurant with cans and cans of bamboo shoots, don't know why as we never had them on menu, but I wold fry them up and make chips.

    Always surprised people how good they were.
     
  14. Bearhands

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    I can't recall the last time someone else made dinner or any other meal in my house..... I love to cook...... probably cause I've done it for the past 30 years or so, for a living and now "recreationally" LOL
     
  15. Shooter

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    Do you keep them out?

    I'm trying to teach my wife. It can get a little frustrating at times.
     
  16. 28Shooter

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    I sure hope my wife doesn't read this thread, it might give her ideas. I cook outside the cave and she cooks inside. Now where did I leave my club and knuckle cream...
     
  17. Shooter

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    I grill too. Not as uch as I would like but it gets done on special occasions.
     
  18. 1894

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    I do quite a bit of the cooking here , mostly pretty simple stuff . I use recipes as guide lines and starting points , most every time it is different.
    Usually comes out good , sometimes great , sometimes :rolleyes:
    My wife though is a follow to the T precision cook . She does the baking and allways comes out great :cool:
     
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  19. Bearhands

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    I just figured out that you were talking to me Austin:

    When I am cooking yes.... lol... I don't like wielding knives and other dangerous kitchen gadgets around while having to be concerned about someone elses well-being LOL.
    I've always done all the cooking for the family... We always ate well. ;)
     
  20. Shooter

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    LOL. Rereading it reminded me of the time I cooked bacon shirtless.

    Best to keep things in.

    I have the same issue with knives. I will stop cutting when people enter the kitchen.

    I cooked commercially for years so I'm quick, but not being in practice I don't take chances.