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Old 01-01-2014, 11:30 PM   #11
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Ordered that stir-fry book off Amazon. Hardback version was cheaper than the kindle version (kinda surprised me). It should be here sometime between the 4th and the 14th.
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:15 AM   #12
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Have fun....you must play with your food. I know, Mom said not to but it's the only way to learn. Think about your favorite thing to order when you go to the restaurant. Find recipes for that and let 'er rip! We are here for help and encouragement.

So far, we know you don't like chicken. Anything else we should steer clear of?
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Old 01-02-2014, 01:46 PM   #13
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So far, we know you don't like chicken. Anything else we should steer clear of?
As far as I know, just chicken. I didn't exactly get a wide variety of foods growing up, and I'm slowly discovering new things as I venture out and try different restaurants. My mother was very plain on what was prepared in the kitchen. Porkchops, heated up canned veggies, burgers, enchiladas, and some basic pastas. Nothing too exciting, ever.

I'm getting ready to go out and buy some ingredients and a slow cooker to make some chili for dinner. Will probably just do sandwiches for lunch because I'm hungry now, and couldn't make it to the grocery store any sooner.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:54 PM   #14
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Well... I attempted my first omelette. Figured I'd go with a western omelette. Seemed simple enough. Bell pepper, onion, eggs, milk, chopped ham. Ended up with scrambled eggs with bell pepper, onion, and ham in it. LOL. It still tasted alright to me, it just wasn't actually an omelette. Guess I need to do some youtubing to figure out how to stop an omelette from becoming scrambled eggs.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:12 PM   #15
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It might be a good idea to perfect the basic omelet before trying to make a more complicated version. Folding the circle of cooked egg in thirds is the key. The filling is added before the folding happens, so the filling has to be cooked and kept warm till needed.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:47 PM   #16
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I'm still perfecting a perfect omelet too. Mostly I like the eggs cooked done, not dry and not browned on the bottom. Scrambled with filling is just as good.

Here's some tips from Julia Child. First she makes plain ones for technique, then about half way through the vid, she starts putting in fillings. I wish I could find the show where she's making something, breaks eggs into a bowl, then lobs the shells half-way across the room into the kitchen sink. Cracks me up.

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Old 01-02-2014, 05:54 PM   #17
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Have fun....you must play with your food. I know, Mom said not to but it's the only way to learn.

No truer words have been spoken.



"its not a big deal to make a PB&J and try again the next night."


Ya know, Sometimes a PB@J is just what the doctor ordered and can't be beat.
Got a Toaster Oven???? Toast the bread with the PB. Add your choice of J and you've got a gourmet meal IMHO.

Welcome and enjoy yourself. Rather nice set of good folk round here.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:24 PM   #18
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YAY, CHILI!

You could make it in a large pot, but slow cookers are useful. I cannot wait to hear how it turns out.
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I'm still perfecting a perfect omelet too. Mostly I like the eggs cooked done, not dry and not browned on the bottom. Scrambled with filling is just as good.

Here's some tips from Julia Child. First she makes plain ones for technique, then about half way through the vid, she starts putting in fillings. I wish I could find the show where she's making something, breaks eggs into a bowl, then lobs the shells half-way across the room into the kitchen sink. Cracks me up.

Thanks for posting the video. I love the way she isn't a perfectionist. She shows you how to make the less than perfectly shaped omelet look good and to put parsley, which will cover up imperfections.

Also, she keeps on talking about having fun while cooking.
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BTW, don't bother trying to learn how to crack eggs the way she does. If you crack the eggs lightly on a flat surface, there is far less chance of getting bits of shell in your eggs.
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