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Old 12-22-2011, 09:35 AM   #1
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Bon appetit, a newbies blessing

Hi I am new here and I thought as I start my cooking journey I would join a forum so when I run into issues i can solicit some advice

I am a bachelor and I have eaten microwave dinners and canned beans for the last 9 years
I finally decided to get a knife set (ginsu 20 piece )
some cuisanart pots
and some cook books
and three bamboo cutting boards my theory you cant have too many cutting boards.

I opted for a book my mother owned called too busy to cook volume two
however i didnt know there was a volume two
so I mistakenly bought fast and fresh
too busy to cook volume one and another bon apetit 30 minute entree book

well I have made two recipes so far and I am really impressed

I made a chili from fast and fresh
and a brazillian seafood stew.

I am now hooked.

I am sure there are better cook books around
and I look forward to learning from some of you here.

some recent disasters when i went off book

fried chicken wings
seasoned ok but all but two of the wings were under cooked

mac and cheese i got this recipe online but forgot to prep and ended up over cooking the macaroni it was edible but textuarally unsatisfying.

anyway my plan is to go through these bon appetit books and find some real favorites.

I live in decatur georgia by way of nyc
and I understand I live right next to a farmers market that people travel hours to get to
I think
i am poised to make some really great dishes.

i have a cast iron dutch oven and two cast iron pans

however my electric stove is not working yet i am using hot plates in the mean time
I was thinking about getting a good toaster oven/convection so I can bake a cake well that is it for now

tonights meal cheesy skillet lasagna from too busy to cook volume two
which by the way taste great from when i remember making it in 1997


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Old 12-22-2011, 10:38 AM   #2
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Cheesy skillet lasagna sure sounds good.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:13 PM   #3
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:21 PM   #4
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:52 AM   #5
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welcome div.

so you escaped from ny, huh.

sounds like yplou landed on your feet out there in the hinterlands.
good luck with your culinary journey.

what did you usually eat before moving down south?
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Old 12-23-2011, 01:17 AM   #7
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Welcome to this great community! I'm sure you'll love it here and get loads of friendly advice and ideas!
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