Cooking.....
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I cook all the time!  This week I made chicken soup with kale and squash and carrots in it.  :eats:  My mom taught me how to bake, but cooking I sort of learned on my own once I got an apartment with other girls two years ago.  For me cooking is a way to be creative and economical all at once.  I usually try at least one new recipe a week.  I do cook for my fiance almost every day, since we live three blocks apart.  He always does the dishes, though!  Take-out usually only happens when we're traveling.  I still have a busy student lifestyle, but I've learned that crock-pots and leftovers are your friends.  Breakfast and lunch are brown-bag meals during the week, since we try to go to early Mass.

Meal planning:  I have a general idea of what's in season, then look for recipes with that ingredient.  I make a menu for the week, and then my grocery list.  I'll often make one big meal that can be stretched through the week as needed, like a pot roast that gets reincarnated as French Dip sandwiches, and then fill in with quick stove-top type things.  We eat spaghetti a lot, too. 

Baking is becoming a rare thing, since it takes so much time.  I don't do bread.  I've tried and it always comes out a rock.  Any tips, HappyWife?

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Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-18-2008, 04:40 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-18-2008, 06:09 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-18-2008, 06:11 PM
Cooking..... - by Mhoram - 10-18-2008, 07:10 PM
Cooking..... - by CanadianCatholic - 10-18-2008, 07:28 PM
Cooking..... - by leome - 10-18-2008, 08:56 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-18-2008, 09:02 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-18-2008, 09:10 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-18-2008, 09:16 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-18-2008, 09:22 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-19-2008, 09:34 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-19-2008, 09:50 AM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 10-19-2008, 12:53 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-19-2008, 01:09 PM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 10-19-2008, 01:12 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-19-2008, 03:54 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-19-2008, 03:58 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-19-2008, 08:21 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-19-2008, 08:22 PM
Cooking..... - by HappyWife - 10-20-2008, 12:38 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-20-2008, 08:56 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-20-2008, 09:02 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-20-2008, 09:07 AM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-20-2008, 09:47 AM
Cooking..... - by pander44 - 10-20-2008, 10:01 AM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-20-2008, 10:05 AM
Cooking..... - by Mommie2Boys - 10-20-2008, 11:05 AM
Cooking..... - by HappyWife - 10-20-2008, 02:55 PM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 10-20-2008, 03:06 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-20-2008, 03:21 PM
Cooking..... - by Walty - 10-20-2008, 04:07 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-20-2008, 04:48 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-20-2008, 04:58 PM
Cooking..... - by SmileBugMG - 10-20-2008, 06:09 PM
Cooking..... - by Paloma - 10-20-2008, 07:09 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-20-2008, 09:06 PM
Cooking..... - by HappyWife - 10-20-2008, 09:12 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-20-2008, 09:22 PM
Cooking..... - by Anthem - 10-20-2008, 11:08 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-20-2008, 11:21 PM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 10-20-2008, 11:58 PM
Cooking..... - by SmileBugMG - 10-21-2008, 09:38 AM
Cooking..... - by Mhoram - 10-21-2008, 10:03 AM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-21-2008, 10:38 AM
Cooking..... - by Paloma - 10-21-2008, 10:53 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-21-2008, 11:20 AM
Cooking..... - by Belloc - 10-21-2008, 03:37 PM
Cooking..... - by SaraLucille - 10-21-2008, 03:47 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-21-2008, 05:25 PM
Cooking..... - by pander44 - 10-21-2008, 11:13 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-22-2008, 08:39 AM
Cooking..... - by Theresa - 10-22-2008, 01:37 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-22-2008, 04:18 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-22-2008, 04:30 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-22-2008, 04:40 PM
Cooking..... - by pander44 - 10-22-2008, 06:12 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-22-2008, 07:58 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-22-2008, 09:03 PM
Cooking..... - by Theresa - 10-22-2008, 09:21 PM
Cooking..... - by SaraLucille - 10-22-2008, 09:45 PM
Cooking..... - by Paloma - 10-22-2008, 09:51 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-22-2008, 09:55 PM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 10-22-2008, 09:57 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-22-2008, 09:59 PM
Cooking..... - by Theresa - 10-22-2008, 11:21 PM
Cooking..... - by Mhoram - 10-23-2008, 05:03 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-23-2008, 08:33 AM
Cooking..... - by frerejacques - 10-23-2008, 10:00 AM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-23-2008, 10:13 AM
Cooking..... - by frerejacques - 10-23-2008, 10:30 AM
Cooking..... - by Paloma - 10-23-2008, 12:22 PM
Cooking..... - by Texican - 10-23-2008, 12:53 PM
Cooking..... - by Mhoram - 10-23-2008, 01:17 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-23-2008, 01:19 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-23-2008, 01:19 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-23-2008, 03:26 PM
Cooking..... - by Paloma - 10-23-2008, 03:30 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-23-2008, 04:46 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-23-2008, 05:44 PM
Cooking..... - by HappyWife - 10-24-2008, 01:05 PM
Cooking..... - by Texican - 10-29-2008, 01:50 AM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-29-2008, 08:46 AM
Cooking..... - by SmileBugMG - 10-29-2008, 09:52 AM
Cooking..... - by Mhoram - 10-29-2008, 11:23 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 11-03-2008, 01:33 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 11-03-2008, 03:15 PM
Cooking..... - by Texican - 11-03-2008, 03:39 PM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 11-03-2008, 03:49 PM
Cooking..... - by Theresa - 11-03-2008, 03:57 PM
Cooking..... - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-03-2008, 07:14 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 11-05-2008, 09:45 AM



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