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Esme

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ScreamingChicken said:
It was only a matter of time.:rolleyes:

I seem to have lost my mojo in the kitchen.:( It seems every experiment here lately has flopped in a major way. And even the mundane tasks (i.e. cooking rice) have not gone unscathed.

Don't feel bad Screaming Chicken... I'm a pretty decent cook and have NEVER been able to make regular rice without messing it up.

My problem is, any time I make a decent steak, I get distracted and burn it. I've turned my last two filets into hockey pucks! :(
 

ScreamingChicken

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Esme said:

My problem is, any time I make a decent steak, I get distracted and burn it. I've turned my last two filets into hockey pucks! :(
For some reason, the ability to properly cook a steak has alluded me, too .:confused: Pork and chicken I can cook practically blindfolded but beef seems to mock me.
 

collegeguy2514

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im a decent cook, and even i cant cook rice in a pot. i normally use a rice cooker, but last time i tryed to do that, it didnt cook right. :(
 

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I just got through talking about this, except I just need to get some mo jo. I love food. Food loves me. I just have to get my skills in order. I watch the food channel a lot hoping something will just sink in. I decided I was just going to make a huge effort and get myself up to speed.

As for your mo jo, maybe it has to do w/how HOT it's been. I don't want to cook when its hot. My sister is so lucky to have a boyfriend who does all the cooking.
 

Fuzzy

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ScreamingChicken said:
Cooking rice for me should be a walk in the park. I was shown how to do it by the time I was ten, for Pete's sake.:doh: But I seem to be screwing even the basics up.
IC that I have the same problem. So I bought me a rice cooker.


Pour in rice, Pour in water, put on the lid and press the button.
Note: I do NOT use sticky rice, or jasmine rice. I buy the long grain.
 

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Sove stole my line. I'll take it out of her hide later, but in the meantime I'll add that I used to think rice cookers were a ridiculous waste of space, but now I wouldn't wanna live without mine. As lobotomized women in TV ads say, "Perfect rice, every time!"

I'll also add...

Fuzzy! I love the pic you had up yesterday, but this is the best avatar ever. (Big Princess Bride fan here.) I'm gonna use it next time I have to fill out one of those name tags.

I have the sort of last name that makes people wanna make an off-color joke (no, not Mulva), so I usually try to beat them to the punch on my name tag. One time, though, instead of ice-breakery reactions, I got odd looks and furrowed brows all night. When I got home and peeled the thing offa me, I saw that much of what I'd intended to write had spilled off the name tag, perhaps onto the next one on the sheet. Somebody else was probably walking around with the rest of my funny.

Comedy's a risky bi'ness.
 

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I feel you on the name pain, BB. My last name is almost always exclusively an African American name. In and of itself, that's fine. But what do my parents name their firstborn boy? Rhett. Oh yeah... That's brilliant.
 

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I love, I Love, I L-O-V-E Arby's Original Roast Beef and Arby's Sauce. I could have it morning, noon, and night. In fact, that's what I did today. :smitten:
 

TheSadeianLinguist

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Last night my dinner was as follows:

organic mac and cheese

one sliver of pizza

peanut butter cup ice cream

Horrible. Just horrible.
 

Upstate New York Foodee

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I had a major surgar craving the other day and no sweets in the house. So, I had some Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Butter Cream Frosting straight out of the tub. 3 teaspoons worth on Tuesday and about 4 teaspoons worth yesterday. It got rid of the craving though!
 

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CuteyChubb said:
I acctually like Hamburger Helper.
The shame.
Don't feel too ashamed. I'm a decent cook, but we have Helper meals 3-4 times a week. Mostly due to my husband's work schedule and wanting handy left-overs for his lunch at work.

I love to bake, and my experiments usually turn out well. However, I can't seem to make a good pie crust anymore. My mom gave me a fool-proof recipe, but I can't make even that one work. :confused:
 
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