I Love Cooking

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I love cooking. Do you love cooking too? Check yes or no.

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 31 August 2006 14:18 (fourteen years ago) link

Double yes with JAWOHL on top. I also love buying cheap cook books.

stevie nixed (stevienixed), Thursday, 31 August 2006 14:52 (fourteen years ago) link

yes, I do

vicky (Vicky), Thursday, 31 August 2006 17:48 (fourteen years ago) link

although, thinking about it, I'm not sure which I love more, cooking or eating. i love eating other people's cooking. Possibly more than my own, but that's because I don't experiment and leave Chris to do all the exciting tasty things. But I do love it when a recipe/meal comes together

vicky (Vicky), Thursday, 31 August 2006 17:49 (fourteen years ago) link

I love watching cooking and messing about with the interesting bits.

I hate washing up.

stet (stet), Thursday, 31 August 2006 21:47 (fourteen years ago) link

I love cooking, but I sure made a mediocre Beef Stroganoff last night. Bland!

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Thursday, 31 August 2006 22:41 (fourteen years ago) link

Yes. Especially if someone else did it, because I can't even boil water, I think.

StanM (StanM), Friday, 1 September 2006 05:34 (fourteen years ago) link

i don't love cooking but i like the watching and love the eating. cleaning up is ok.

jergins (jergins), Friday, 1 September 2006 06:02 (fourteen years ago) link

i also love cocktails. ourfriend did pour too much sugar syrup in our mojito last night. still tasty though!

stevie nixed (stevienixed), Friday, 1 September 2006 06:19 (fourteen years ago) link

Speaking of too much sugar syrup, I tried one of the new peach smoothies at Sonic last night -- WAY too sweet, and they delight in chopping the peaches into chunks that are a little too big for the straw. I almost busted a blood vessel trying to suck that thing up.

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Friday, 1 September 2006 12:58 (fourteen years ago) link

i almost had one of those for breakfast yesterday morning but figured i didnt need anything that milky at 6:30am. i might try one this afternoon.

no comlimentary spoon?

katarina (katarina), Friday, 1 September 2006 14:19 (fourteen years ago) link

complimentary, even

katarina (katarina), Friday, 1 September 2006 14:20 (fourteen years ago) link

No, unless this was an undertrained crew. But Amory Sonic now has card swipers! It's a new century!

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Friday, 1 September 2006 15:08 (fourteen years ago) link

I love to cook for people who love to eat.

lxy (lxy), Friday, 1 September 2006 17:01 (fourteen years ago) link

am i supposed to tip carhops? i never do. they never did in happy days.

sunny successor (katarina), Friday, 1 September 2006 17:15 (fourteen years ago) link

I saw somebody do it once, but I don't.

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Friday, 1 September 2006 17:35 (fourteen years ago) link

I do love cooking, but I'm not one to go shouting about it from the rooftops. An upper storey window will do me quite nicely.

Aimless, Friday, 1 September 2006 22:52 (fourteen years ago) link

two months pass...
chinazedo, eh?

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ÔÆÄÏÂÃÓÎ, Thursday, 9 November 2006 01:41 (fourteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
gobble gobble

teeny (teeny), Saturday, 25 November 2006 01:49 (fourteen years ago) link

We're in a holiday holding pattern until we have traditional stuff at my parents' house on Sunday. I thought a lot of restaurants would be open in Tupelo on T'giving -- boy, was I wrong. Fortunately Cracker Barrel was holding down the fort.

I made Tep's pimento cheese recipe tonight for the first time. Pretty good stuff.

I Am Curious (George) (Slight Return) (Rock Hardy), Saturday, 25 November 2006 02:28 (fourteen years ago) link

I do love cooking; yes I admit it freely. I cooked for two straight days and produced a mighty feast: 25 lb roast turkey brined with bay, cloves, cinnamon, juniper; 1.5 lb griddled salmon fillet in soy, ginger, natural wasabi, toasted sesame oil, garlic; bread dressing with celery, sauted onion, toasted almond, and fennel; couscous with toasted pignolia and petit pois; roasted mashed yam; mashed potato; presbyterian rolls, the only casualty, burnt on their bottoms by the lowest oven rack, alas; pumpkin pudding; seriously decadent brownies, mixed apple cranberry crumble. The things served I did not cook: cheese plate, crudite, jellied cranberry sauce, little mince pies brought by sis-in-law, incredibly strong Manhattans (apparently required to get through a gathering of this particular family - I did not have enough), wine, beer.

jaq (jaq), Saturday, 25 November 2006 18:47 (fourteen years ago) link

Oh! I forgot - I also made chili sesame blistered beans (hot up your cast iron skillet, toss in a tablespoon of lard (or crisco if deferring to the vegetarians), then two big handfuls of green beans with just the ends snapped off. Toss around as they spit and sizzle, dash in some chili oil, some toasted sesame oil, and some crushed red pepper flakes. When the beans are bright green with some black/dark brown spots, they're done.)

jaq (jaq), Sunday, 26 November 2006 00:40 (fourteen years ago) link

And what of the quorn, Jaq? :)

lxy (lxy), Sunday, 26 November 2006 01:57 (fourteen years ago) link

It sits in the freezer, waiting. The kids, both of whom were vegetarians for the last 12 years, are now piscevores and salmon from Mutual Fish was acceptable.

I realized today that the drinks Mr. Jaq was serving each consisted of 4 full jiggers of liquor, shaken over ice but not served over it.

jaq (jaq), Sunday, 26 November 2006 03:44 (fourteen years ago) link

i strongly approve of such holiday self-medication.

Lauren (lauren), Monday, 27 November 2006 16:49 (fourteen years ago) link

bugging jaq again for that pumpkin pudding recipe. :)

teeny (teeny), Monday, 27 November 2006 19:27 (fourteen years ago) link

Mr. Jaq, if you are reading this, pleez to put photos up on Flickr now? 'k thx.

Admiral Lingbert, Matos, jergins and I think lxy all tried the pumpkin pudding, though we were out of the maple whipped cream yesterday.

4 eggs
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp allspice (or ground cloves)
1/2 tsp nutmeg (or mace)
1 tsp salt
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
1 large can pumpkin, dewatered
1/2 c. sifted flour

Beat eggs, spices and salt together until frothy. Mix in sweetened condensed milk. Dewater pumpkin with 1/2 roll white or unbleached paper towels, then mix pulp into egg/spice/milk mixture. Fold in flour until no white streaks remain. Pour mixture evenly into 2 - 4 cup ramekins (no need to grease/flour) or 1 heavily greased/floured bundt cake pan (for unmolding). Steam in bain marie at 325 F for 3 - 4 hours (shorter time for 2 ramekins, longer time for single bundt pan). Cool overnight. If unmolding from bundt pan, run knife around edges then turn onto plate. You may have to thump the pan to get the pudding to drop out.

Whip 1 pint heavy cream with 2 - 3 tablespoons Grade B maple syrup (or 1 - 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar).

jaq (jaq), Monday, 27 November 2006 19:41 (fourteen years ago) link


teeny (teeny), Monday, 27 November 2006 22:11 (fourteen years ago) link

yes, jaq, and it was delicious -- everything was. thanks so much for having us over!

lxy (lxy), Monday, 27 November 2006 22:32 (fourteen years ago) link

lxy, it was so good to see you and spend time noshing and chatting! We watched a shouty german movie today in honor of your upcoming trip :)

The photos are up, starting with this one:


I'll get it organized at some point, but for now it shows the dewatering process fairly well. The only thing you can't see is the cookie sheet under all the layered paper towels - that is kind of important.

jaq (jaq), Tuesday, 28 November 2006 02:37 (fourteen years ago) link


sorry testing, Wednesday, 29 November 2006 18:00 (fourteen years ago) link

btw, the Quorn? Nobody had the "turkey" version, so I got a box of cutlets. Marinated in soy, sesame oil, ginger, then sauteed in olive oil in a covered medium hot skillet for 7 min per side.

Later, at the table:

J: I don't know what this is, but it's good.
L: That's fake meat!
J: I thought somebody said it was corn!

jaq (jaq), Thursday, 30 November 2006 22:18 (fourteen years ago) link

LOL! and it was GOOOD... thanks again, jaq, for cooking for us.

lxy (lxy), Friday, 1 December 2006 00:59 (fourteen years ago) link

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