Cooking 101 for the single Male.

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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby slootman » Dec 19th, 2017, 10:13 pm

Queen K wrote:Spinach, mushroom and feta cheese :130:


Figs, brie and walnuts is another good one

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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby Queen K » Dec 19th, 2017, 10:16 pm

Brie, pear slices and almonds? Pizza dessert?
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby alanjh595 » Dec 23rd, 2017, 4:15 pm

Today is my 2nd try at pie crust. I made an apple one last week and it turned out pretty good, the dough was too dry though. I just added ice cream and it was edible.
Today, I woke up at 2:30 AM and decided to try again. This time it is going to be Chicken filling. When I finally found a store that sold "pastry cutters", the lady at the store gave me her recipe for pie crust. I was a little different from what I have been able to research on Youtube and Allrecipes.com, I had my doubts. Considering that her recipe calls for vinegar in the dough.
I did as she insisted, she said, "Trust me", and gave me the stink-eye when I doubted her.
Anyways, I did almost everything according to her directions except,
I didn't have LARD, I had Crisco.
I got tired of using the pastry cutter I just bought and brought out my new mixer and put the "wire whip attachment on. Well......that didn't work out so well, it turned into a big mess and started flinging stuff all over the kitchen. I would have stopped it sooner but, I got some in my eye and as I was at the sink trying to wash it out, there was crisco and flour all over my nice, dark coloured, upper cabinets. Do you know how much work and HOT water it takes to get Crisco to melt and clean-up?
Now it is 4:30 AM and I am, .........let's say, ..........awake! More like feeling angry, stupid, silly, and in pain.
Do you know how difficult it is to get Crisco out of your eye, off your face, and out of your hair? Apparently Crisco has a very high melting point, that's why it's good for making pies. Why, I DON'T KNOW?
Okay, had a hot shower and ready to go again, BUT, the Crisco has gone soft, gotta put it back into the cold to get it stiff again. No room in the freezer, So....it's -12C outside, great!
Time to work on the filling.
I had several containers of homemade chicken soup that I created from leftover rotisserie chicken from Costco. I just added some extra peppers, celery, onion, seasonings and broth.I boiled it hard and added thickener, and put outside to cool.
Okay, now 6:00AM, time to check on the dough and get this show going. *bleep*!!!! is that cat doing up on my BBQ? He's got his head right in my chicken pot!
I calmly, sympathetically, took pity on that poor starving animal, as I slammed open the patio door and wacked him with the patio broom. I think I wacked him anyways. We are both lucky I didn't have my firearm handy. With my luck I probably would have shot the gas hose and blown the place up. Just imagine trying to explain that to the fire investigators and the police at 6:15AM on Saturday morning, before Christmas?! I would be held in cells until Tuesday before I could see a judge and then need to see a shrink and a PO before I had any chance of getting bail before 2018.
Anyways, sorry I digress.
I skimmed off the top 1/2" of the chicken filling that the cat may have touched, retrieved the now cold dough, and went to work. Rolled out the dough, cut around pie plates, filled them, put on the top crust, forked in the vent holes, and put them in the oven.
30 minutes at 425F and 10 minutes at 350F and this is what they look like:
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I am having steak and baked potato for supper tonight.
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby dirtybiker » Dec 24th, 2017, 11:51 pm

They look pretty darn good, thanks for sharing....well.... the adventure..
and the picture anyway..

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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 16th, 2018, 8:44 am

After all the escapades and near disasters, I thought I should invest in some protective clothing for myself. I tried on some aprons but, they just didn't look good on me and I felt they were not offering much in the way of fire protection. So I ordered something on-line and it came a few days ago. It is acid and flame resistant and covers all the important parts, it also satisfies my need to stick to my masculinity.


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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby Temet Nosce » Jan 16th, 2018, 5:40 pm

Love this! Great job and a man that cooks...even better! :yahoo:
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby Bsuds » Jan 16th, 2018, 6:11 pm

I was thinking you more likely needed this style...

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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 16th, 2018, 6:54 pm

NOW.....THAT is incredibly funny! Good job Sudsy! Made me laugh out loud.

By the time I got out of that suit, dinner would be cold.
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby Queen K » Jan 16th, 2018, 7:28 pm

That's only when he deep fries. ^^
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby Bsuds » Jan 16th, 2018, 7:29 pm

Temet Nosce wrote:Love this! Great job and a man that cooks...even better! :yahoo:


He's single too!

There are probably more Men than you realize that cook. I do the majority in our house.
My wife does the prep and we share the clean up.
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby Bsuds » Jan 16th, 2018, 7:30 pm

Queen K wrote:That's only when he deep fries. ^^


That's what my Wife wears when I have gas. :200:
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 16th, 2018, 7:34 pm

I AM single........by choice and I have a dishwasher for clean-up.

I have the best of all worlds. No complaints, no dishes, and I don't have to tell anyone that I am off to play golf/play with my balls.
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby Tootsie » Jan 16th, 2018, 10:00 pm

Alan - that lab coat is flame retardant ? ! Who knew ? I wore one of those for years. Damn - I just didn't light enough fires to know !!! [icon_lol2.gif]

Now get 'er going ! Cook my boy COOK !!!!! And tell us about it!

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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby alanjh595 » Jan 17th, 2018, 3:42 pm

Okay, I am ready..........1st thing I need is inspiration. I have 3 days worth of my chocolate cake left. I will need to make myself something for desert by Saturday.

Any suggestions? I need some time to research and assemble the ingredients.

What do you want me to make?
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Re: Cooking 101 for the single Male.

Postby Catsumi » Jan 17th, 2018, 7:17 pm

Well, seeing that you didn't jump at dawg stirfry, how about Baked Alaska?
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