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MattP 05-08-2007 06:10 PM

Do you cook?
Personally I do not cook. Actually, I have been interested in learning. Fast food and pizza can take a toll on a wallet.

Recently I bought a simple Asian cuisine book. I'm hoping to make some Chinese and Japanese meals. I'm also looking to get more healthy from this.

Gshonk 05-08-2007 06:43 PM

I used to cook all the time when I still lived at home. But that was when I had all the ingredients of my moms stuff. But now that I'm a poor college student not anything fancy. I still make pasta and different other dishes but its different because its only for myself so I don't make nearly as much. Also no reason to have all the cool spices and stuff my mom has.

Beth A. Dillon 05-08-2007 09:34 PM

Okay I love, love, love cooking. There's nothing better than hanging out all day playing video games, doing some editing work, messing with lightsabers (modded Ultrasabers Force FX of course), and cooking throughout the day. Even making your own pizza can be good. Not from scratch, just think about flatbread with melted cheese and marinara or pesto sauce and any other stuff you'd want on it.

For a lot of people, cooking means taking up too much time, but believe me, there are quick ways to cook. Chicken with rice and some flavoring is an easy staple. Just google "easy healthy recipes" or "quick healthy recipes" and you'll come up with lots of stuff.

I'm looking forward to when I actually have furniture in my new place and I can have people over for game nights with potlatches or host dinners. Replace Doritos with toasted pita and dips and throw some people at the Wii, and we're on our way to healthier gamer living.

- Beth

HagNasty 05-08-2007 10:17 PM

Actually I wish I could cook. Every time I try I burn whatever I make :P I have tried alot of things. It's not so much the cooking I despise though because I guess I like my food a little burnt. It's the events that lead up to cooking.

I only shop once every 3 months maybe and I hate dishes and that kinda stuff. I freeze everything I get (Mostly roasts and ground beef). When I want to eat it is usually one of three things. A roast that has been in the slow cooker for the day, Kraft dinner(microwaved naturally), or Hamburger helper. Thats the diet of champions people.

Actually when I eat out I get as much veg in me as I can because I know I won't make it at home. Though PB&J sandwiches are making a major comeback in my life. Man I must have been spoiled as a kid because those things are awesome now!.

I figure that If I make it to 80 years old they will have a cure for death at the rate we are progressing now :D

Gshonk 05-09-2007 06:16 AM

I'm the same way every time i go out i order loads of veggies even though i make them at home they just aren't as good. And i live on Ham and cheese and PBBJ every day for lunch baby WOOT.

MattP 05-09-2007 07:07 AM

Besides the grilled cheese sandwich and PB&J the only thing I've successfully made (consistently) is omelets.

Anyone want to share some of their favorite recipes? The book I have is a 20-30min meal book.

Aurican33 05-09-2007 07:38 AM

Heh, I was a cook!
I live in a ridiculously small town.. you know the type.. middle of nowhere - everyone knows everyone - you get in trouble and the guy across the street hears before you do. The only advantage to that is I was allowed to work at 12 for my friends - dads restaurant as a dish washer.. when I turned 13 I was a line cook (making fries from the start to end of every shift).. I was still in line cook jobs until I was 20 (like 2 years ago).

So the point? If you're hungry some night and don't want to order out - yet again. Post here what you got in the fridge, and I'll come up with something thats ready in 12 minutes or less (or longer, but extremely minimal effort).

If you don't want to go to that extreme, just let me know that you're interested and what kind of cuisine you want, and I'll post a good grocery list and a bunch of easy recipes that'll keep you healthy, headache free, and full of energy. I must warn you though... your back might hurt from having those extra bills in you wallet to sit on!

HagNasty 05-09-2007 07:59 AM

OMG! im going to make grilled cheese right now! crap no cheese :( To the overpriced corner store!!!!

Aurican33 05-09-2007 08:11 AM

Lol grilled cheese is where its at... I'm off to the overpriced gas station for some kraft singles right now too!

Gshonk 05-09-2007 05:36 PM

I was paying for overpriced cheese. Then i got a Sams card buying in bulk is the best. But all i buy there is pasta and sandwich stuff.

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