I've got of one them journal thingies. One Night At McCool's
For what it's worth, I'm a guy and I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. It's a great mix of relaxing and exciting. Love cooking. It can be as complicated as you want it to be.
And yes, rumaki is totes amazeballs. I made it once as a bring-a-dish appetizer for a party. The cute hostess took one half-bite, made a face, and I got to eat practically the whole tray myself.
MY HUSBAND IS AMAZEBALLS! :P
It sounds like you need a Blendtec blender.Only problem is I buy cheap as shit blenders and then they end up breaking or only blending half my drink
Last edited by DashFire; 06-21-2012 at 04:03 PM.
My Primal Journal - Food, pics, the occasional rant, so...the usual.
I love cooking. It's sexy science that you stuff in your face. - carlh
Fish Grill Packets
Rip off a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil bigger than a big dinner plate. Smear some butter in the middle.
Plunk down a fish fillet on top of the butter. It shouldn't reach to any of the edges of the foil. If the fish hangs over the edge of the foil, cut it in half and save it for another packet.
Throw a few baby carrots and a couple of potato slices on top. Thinner potato slices work better than thick. Season with your favorite seasoned salt (or just S&P). If you wanna be fancy, add a lemon slice or two and some sliced onion. Add a few butter pats and / or olive oil splash.
Now, you are going to take the bottom edge of the foil and pull it up (over the food) to the meet the top edge of the foil -
crimp tightly. Now crimp the left and right edges. You don't want any steam and / or butter to get out while cooking.
Repeat the above steps until you have as many dinner packets as the two of you will probably eat.
Place the packets on the grill, but do not place it right above the hottest coals. You will need to flip it over every five minutes so one side doesn't burn. Don't poke holes into the foil or all that butter will run out and Mrs. McCool will not like your dinner.
Try one packet at 15 minutes. You will know if you need more time. If you have stuffed the packets, more time - try first at 20 minutes.
To eat them - place a packet on a solid surface (plate, but I use whatever at the campfire). Rip a gash into the top (watch for the first escape of steam - burns the unwary) and scoop food out. Have Mrs. McCool reward you in the way of your choosing...
My hubby is well-trained too, thanks to my mother-in-law. She's had rheumatoid arthritis since he was a kid, so he learned to take care of a lot. He does all the laundry and vacuums, I do most of the cooking and dusting. i can suggest what not to make for your wife. Years ago, pre-primal, he made dinner while I was at work. I walked in to find spaghetti with Ragu and a can of tuna mixed in. I've never let him live it down. he's great at cooking breakfast though!
If you have a slow cooker, throw a beef roast (a fatty enough cut) with some beef broth and some dried herbs, onions, pepper, etc inside and let it slow-cook while you're out with your clients. You get back home and all you have to do is cook some veggies. If you have a large enough slow cooker, you could also throw in some veggies (ie carrots, Brussels Sprouts, turnips, green or yellow string beans, etc). It is idiot proof!
PS - If you don't have a slow-cooker, get one. They are pretty cheap. You don't need the ones with the timers, unless it's a feature you really want.
Veggie bin soup
All the veggies threatening to go bad in your veggie bin or on the counter (be careful with the peppers), cut to roughly the same size
oil or butter
herbs and spices
broth or stock
Separate your veggies into 2 grouping2: crunchy and soft. Make that 3 if you have potatos or winter squash. Stea your potatos and squash until soft. Fry up the crunchy veggies until they start softening up (you can poke it and feel it's soft.) Throw in the soft veggies (hold off on the leafy stuff) and the peeled squash/ potato. Stir that around until the really soft stuff (like tomatoes) start breaking down. Throw in enough broth to cover it all and let it simmer until it's all good and friendly, seasoning as needed (turmeric, salt, pepper, cayenne, coriander and curry powder will fix a LOT of off flavors here, just don't go overboard.) Add in your green stuff and cook until it's wilted and mixed in. Now, apply your blender or blendy stick (I LOVE my blendy stick) until mostly smooth. Add in the meat, cook until meat is warmed up, and serve.
Throw It In the Pan AKA Dog Lunch
I'm not kidding with the name. You're stir frying whatever sounded good, whether it was cooked or not.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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