mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

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Re: mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

Postby janet » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:57 pm

^^^^^
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Daughter's not that bad really....bought a new toastie maker the other week for her Uni flat. Decided to give it a try (dummy run?) at lunchtime.......'The bread's too big'
Me: 'Cut the crusts off'
Daughter gets the kitchen scissors........it worked :lol:
Fastening down the lid she said, 'I know, when it's brown it's cooked and when it's black it's fooked'
She's getting there.
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Re: mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

Postby ChristianBecker » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:35 am

janet wrote:^^^^^
:shock: :shock:

Daughter's not that bad really....bought a new toastie maker the other week for her Uni flat. Decided to give it a try (dummy run?) at lunchtime.......

:shock:
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Re: mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

Postby Antiq » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:30 pm

Cooking doesn't get any simpler than wot it is at my house :D I don't like cooking, so I'm a fan of convenience, but I do manage to tart things up a bit sometimes. This isn't even cooking, this is heating things up :lol:

Really really easy chicken stew -

Get cooked chicken or the remains of yesterdays roast chicken, chop it up.
Carton of fresh cream of chicken soup.
Some dried mixed herbs (rub it in your palms first to release more flavour)and a dash of ground black pepper.
Put all in saucepan/pan/pot, whatever you all call it.
Simmer 'til all is safely hot, pour over couple of boiled potatoes or have with nice bread of your choice.
Seriously, tastes lovely, herby peppery chickeny.

Winter hot drink and really good when you have a cold -

Heat some apple juice, add teaspoon of brandy, ground ginger, teaspoon of honey.

Curry cheat.

Make up beef gravy from granules, add curry powder to your taste. Fry meat or veg or whatever in pan, turn down heat, add curried gravy, let it all simmer a bit. Voila, cheat curry.

Tomato soup with a bite.

Tomato soup, heat it, add curry powder, dice some cheese, add cheese cubes ''til starting to melt a little. Lovely curried cheesy tomato soup, also really good using beef soup.
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Re: mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:49 pm

Tomato soup with a bite.

Tomato soup, heat it, add curry powder, dice some cheese, add cheese cubes ''til starting to melt a little. Lovely curried cheesy tomato soup, also really good using beef soup.

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Re: mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

Postby michelanCello » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:17 pm

OK, but how do I make the tomato soup? :oops:
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Re: mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

Postby Batty » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:34 pm

cheats potato soup recipe.
Buy a packet of smash potato powder (or granules). Add too much water, until you get the correct consistency.
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Re: mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

Postby michelanCello » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:37 pm

Batty wrote:cheats potato soup recipe.
Buy a packet of smash potato powder (or granules). Add too much water, until you get the correct consistency.

:roll: :lol:

Am I old fashioned to want to use real vegetables? ;)
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Re: mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

Postby Batty » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:15 pm

Of course not! I always do, and once spent a huuuge amount of time making a potato and leek soup from scratch.
As wonderful as it was - and I had loads of it left over - It would have been cheaper to buy a carton of fresh soup from the supermarket!
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Re: mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

Postby Penfold » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:01 am

michelanCello wrote:OK, but how do I make the tomato soup? :oops:

HERE'S one recipe from Delia Smith (I think she is a cooking goddess). :D
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Re: mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

Postby michelanCello » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:26 pm

Thank you! :D
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Re: mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:29 pm

I'm trying to remember which TV chef said that any soup you make yourself is better than anything in a tin - except tomato. He/she reckoned that it was impossible to make anything yourself as good as Heinz cream of tomato soup. :?
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Re: mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:38 am

Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
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Re: mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

Postby Penfold » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:45 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:17 am

I have an egg slicer I use to slice potatoes with. :?

I like potatoes in curry, but they tend to disintegrate, so I use canned new potatoes (as they keep their shape), which I slice with the egg slicer as it's much easier than trying to use a knife.

The banana slicer comments are fun though. :mrgreen:
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Re: mC's "Cooking for Dummies" Thread

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:23 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Hilarious Amazon reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/Victorio-Kitchen- ... B001F5STWU

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