An Ask GBG from suchagirl2 asking for some pointers in learning how to cook!
Here is my predicament. I have never learned to cook. I grew up preparing meals, often that derived from a box and can, then tossed some meat in there and ta~da, instant “meal”. Grandma was an excellent cook, but taught me how to bake. Mom never learned any of her skills from grandma either, or just didn’t want to. Maybe that’s where “grandma’s secret recipe” comes from! LOL
Point being, my Captain is a wonderful cook and frankly I am intimidated to attempt making him a meal. However, he has mentioned it in the past and recently said, “You need to learn to cook”. Help!!! I can follow a recipe, but that’s from baking techniques, that is not cooking to me. Creativity and correct usage of spices, etc… Any suggestions and guidance would be soooooo appreciated of where to begin.
PS one of the ladies said, if I can read, I can cook. She is very right! The thing is, I needed to mention that the Captain and I (especially me) are on a very strict menu. I don’t use the word diet, per say, because it’s more of an attitude we have changed around food since we began our stern fitness program two years ago. Basically if it’s not grown in the ground or on a tree, it’s not going inside me. LOL “Food is for fuel” has also changed my view.
My middle son took some basic culinary classes at our local JC and he is an excellent prep cook. He loaned me his book and told me the same thing, read, learn and practice. Maybe it’s all confidence and there really is a little chef~ette girl residing within me. I will move forward in doing this. I hope to find some more helpful tips here and over on RPW I always find encouragement. That’s a blessing!!
Any pointers, ladies?