Originally Posted by Claire
... I think my first coooking lessons were things like chili and spaghetti sauce.
The first things I learned to cook were bacon, fried eggs (basted with the bacon grease), and pancakes. After that came grilled cheese. And then, the lessons that taught me about things not to make, such as fried sardines.
The point of this is that it is just as important to teach that some things should only be done with an adult present, such as frying anything in hot oil, or cooking things that require moving pans of boiling water to the sink, things that could potentially cause serious injury (and that includes improper use of cutting tools).
And I thought of the thing that taught my youngest daughter (not 20 years of age) about getting flavors ballanced. She would open cans of veggies and mix them together in a pot, add seasonings, and create her own soups. And though they came from mixed cans, juice intact, they tasted pretty good.
Seeeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North