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Old 05-08-2008, 03:54 AM
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If we did it as a group, the teacher would resign...lol :yikes:

I think that's a great idea..I love to cook, hate to food shop..We have to look into this...
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I mostly cook out of neccessity and the love of eating! Hubby does the grilling, steaks, swordfish, etc.. The grill is all his. Guess its my turn tonight. I usually do the cooking and I am the better cook, for sure! Chicken Francaise or chicken pesto cream on fettuccini, hmmm, both are fattening, but I LOVE fattening! Or Chicken marsala with mushrooms, or.................................... Its 7 am and I know whats for dinner??!!!!.......presto!!!!!! Pesto it is!! Whats cooking at your house?? Thanks for this forum!!
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At our house, my husband is the breakfast cook most weekends unless we have a crowd.
Then I make my breakfast pizza since it serves a crowd and I can sip my Bloody Mary or Irish Coffee and socialize while it bakes.

I'd have to say, I'm the better cook,,, tho he is very capable.
I don't enjoy cooking for 2 as much as I enjoy cooking for a big group tho.
At our annual Christmas party, we may have as many as 150 guests :yikes:
and I make most of the food.









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Since both of us have worked all our lives and with no kids, we eat out except for the occasional grill at home. This past winter I decided to learn to cook. I'm doing OK but nothing fancy yet and the Crock Pot is my friend. Wife has little interest in cooking at this time. We intend to retire to TV and we will then make most meals at home. Not sure how the cooking will be shared then.

Biggest problem for an inexperienced cook is cooking for just two. Even cutting down the recipe, they usually still make too much and I hate to waste food and $$. Also building up inventory of spices, etc., so every new recipe isn't so expensive.
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I've always known that I was "different" but when it comes to cooking, I seem to be downright weird. I hate to cook. I mean really, truly hate it. The sad thing is I'm good at it. People love to eat what I fix. Of course, nothing ever comes out the same way twice -- I'm always adding a new spice or herb, a little of this and a lot of that and then the next time a lot of this and a little of that.
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Then I make my breakfast pizza since it serves a crowd and I can sip my Bloody Mary or Irish Coffee and socialize while it bakes.
Wow, MJ, that's the kind of entertaining I like. How do you make breakfast pizza, sounds great! Is it easy?

From the region in Italy that my family comes from, the type of pizza they make is a "breakfast pizza" as it is more of a bread than a pizza as we know it, but its a tedious, difficult recipe.

Let us have your recipe, pleeeaseee!!
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I enjoy cooking and am pretty good at it. Suzi is a good cook as well. I cook many different things, from gourmet, sea foods, stews, pies, appetizers, and many others. The best way to cook for two is planning. Develop your shopping list for a month at a time. Plan on doing things like Tuscon sage chicken, and the next day a Caesar salad topped with chicken. Or a small baked ham and the next day scallop potatoes with broccoli and ham. Always plan the next meal using left overs from the previous meal. Saves money and provides variety. Progressive dinners are always a fun thing to do. Appetizers and blind wine tasting. So much food, so little time.
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Wow, MJ, that's the kind of entertaining I like. How do you make breakfast pizza, sounds great! Is it easy?

From the region in Italy that my family comes from, the type of pizza they make is a "breakfast pizza" as it is more of a bread than a pizza as we know it, but its a tedious, difficult recipe.

Let us have your recipe, pleeeaseee!!
Kathi,
Mine is not really a true Italian dish, but very good.
Each pan will serve about 8 average eaters. I serve with fruit and mini-muffins...
It's very easy, here's how it goes...

Spread out a can of crescent roll dough in the bottom of a 9/13 greased pan.
Pinch it together so there's no gaps.
Spread about an inch of shredded hash browns (I use frozen) on the dough.
Salt and pepper the hash browns.
Top with cooked-crumbled sausage and bacon, ham, peppers, onions, mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, olives and any other pizza toppings you like.
Whisk 6 eggs and add salt and pepper, then pour evenly over the top.
Then spread with shredded cheeses you like. I mix cheddar, mozzarella and parmesan.
Bake at 350 about 40 mins. Let it sit about 10 mins. before cutting. Yummy!!!


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MJ, just my kind of cooking!!

I think it sounds more like a version of quiche rather than pizza, I'm gonna make it as soon as I get to TV for company. Thanks, yummy is right...

Thanks, Kath
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If you let me buy the meats and stuff at Harr's Surf and Turf in Palm Harbor, FL ahead of times, I am a great cook!! Biggest thing I miss about Palm Harbor is Harr's various kabobs as well as their eight or so varities of chicken rolls. http://surfandturfmarket.com/

Have not found a meat market like Harr's anywhere near the Villages. >
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Mint Julep, just read your post - could not believe what I read. I thought you
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Then I make my breakfast pizza since it serves a crowd and I can sip my Bloody Mary or Irish Coffee and socialize while it bakes.

I thought you would be sipping Mintjuleps. Now the Irish Coffee is different. Count me in.

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"If you let me buy the meats and stuff at Harr's Surf and Turf in Palm Harbor, FL ahead of times, I am a great cook!!"The Villages Florida

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This was an easy topic - MY HUBBY.

He makes THE BEST, and I mean THE BEST, cereal and milk combos in the entire Universe. :#1: :#1:

I have decided to give away his recipe.

He combines at least two or three cereals, in varying proportions
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT STEP - ;D With clean fingers he then combines the ingredients - if any do not land back in the mixing bowl you can add put them back in
Next he takes out his latest blender - only uses ones with glass tops
Measures out his powdered skim milk (powdered skim milk when mixed in a blender becomes sweeter) directly into blender
Adds measured amount of water from what ever jar he is using at the moment
Turns on the blender
Blends until all ingredients are mixed
Pour bubbly foam mixture on cereal
Gently stir milk into cereal
Enjoy - Manja

Options - if tap water is warm he will add crushed ice to the water
Toppings - raisins, dried strawberries, or what ever is handy at the moment

If you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them. 024
He has this combo nearly everyday of his life.

From the wife of the Best Cook in the Universe

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Old 05-08-2008, 07:58 PM
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John used to do all the cook outs at the Fire House when he was Chief..
He made chili, clam chowder, hot wings, etc..He will still cook breakfast and do all the grilling..

I am the cook full time in this house, not complaining..I love to cook..Grandma left me some great Italian recipies... :bigthumbsup:
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