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(News.com.au)   Seven basic cooking skills that you should have mastered if you're an adult. Yes, bacon is involved   (news.com.au) divider line 19
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2014-05-08 11:15:37 AM
Microwave bacon is a travesty. Cast iron skillets are perfect for it.
 
2014-05-08 11:46:04 AM
No one, not even children, should make cake in a microwave.
 
2014-05-08 11:56:53 AM

Tr0mBoNe: Microwave bacon is a travesty. Cast iron skillets are perfect for it.


Demetrius: No one, not even children, should make cake in a microwave.


Agreed. These are not "skills"; these are moral failures.
 
2014-05-08 12:12:38 PM
Canned tomatoes in my pasta sauce? Crikey!

Homemade Tomato Sauce
For this recipe, I use fresh tomatoes instead of those from the can. It tastes better; and it's better for you.
Salt (to taste)
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2 cups chopped peeled tomatoes
2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
In a medium skillet, combine olive oil, parsley, and garlic over medium heat. When garlic starts to sizzle, add the tomatoes and season with salt. Lower heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has evaporated and oil begins to separate from the sauce (20 to 25 minutes). Makes 1 2/3 cups.

I put in a pinch of white sugar too.

To peel the Roma tomatoes, cut a shallow X on the non-stem end of each tomato. Roll them in a shallow pan of boiling water for 1 minute or so, then put the tomatoes in a bowl of cold water. The peels should fall off or gently pull off. Cut the stem end away, chop and then add juice and tomatoes to sauce pan.
 
2014-05-08 01:00:51 PM
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2014-05-08 01:29:41 PM
hmmm lets see

microwave burrito   2 min 45 seconds
microwave popcorn 2 mins 16 seconds
boneless porkchop on George Foreman grill  5 mins a side
Chicken Drumsticks 400 deg   30 mins  Coat with BBQ sauce 30 mins
 
2014-05-08 01:37:45 PM

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Oooh extravagant.. twig garnish
 
2014-05-08 03:35:29 PM
your list is bad and you should feel bad.
 
2014-05-08 04:22:41 PM
Scones....with lemonade?  How does that work?
 
2014-05-08 11:59:05 PM
Unless you plan to dye them later, fark boiling eggs.
Even then, I'd probably just buy the plastic ones and fill them with ca$h money.
The only acceptable way to prepare eggs is scrambled with hot sauce.
 
2014-05-09 06:31:35 AM

I Like Bread: Unless you plan to dye them later, fark boiling eggs.
Even then, I'd probably just buy the plastic ones and fill them with ca$h money.
The only acceptable way to prepare eggs is scrambled with hot sauce.


Deviled eggs, and hard boiled egg slices on top of homade potato salad: two good reasons to boil eggs. A third is soft boiled eggs on toast. I do agree with you that scrambled eggs with hot sauce on them is yummy. I like to add chopped onion and garlic too (and sometimes parsley and/or tomatoes.)
 
2014-05-09 07:52:14 AM
0) Somebody else cook it for me. Scrambled with Tabasco will be fine like Bread said.
 
2014-05-09 10:26:48 AM

Demetrius: No one, not even children, should make cake in a microwave.


Came to say this. I'd rather a lightbulb cooked cake from an ez-bake oven..
 
2014-05-09 11:09:33 AM

Tr0mBoNe: Microwave bacon is a travesty. Cast iron skillets are perfect for it.


Cast iron is great, but you need to control the temperature of the skillet perfectly which is so much easier with an electric frying pan.  290 degrees is the perfect temp, anything over 320 is too much.
 
2014-05-09 01:09:40 PM
"Basic cooking skills" and "microwave" should never appear in the same article.  Unless the article says somethign like, "There are no basic cooking skills that involve a microwave."
 /no microwave, and yes I do think I'm a better person than you because of it
 
2014-05-09 01:23:36 PM

Tr0mBoNe: Microwave bacon is a travesty. Cast iron skillets are perfect for it.


No.  I hate to preach against the iron skill but bacon is one things it's not ideal for.  I mean, it'll work, but it's way inconvenient.  Unless you like chewy, greasy bacon, you have to periodically drain the pan of grease, and that's a PITA.  Maybe if you have one of those iron skillets with the ridges that can drain the grease, I could see it.

I have an aluminum non-stick skillet which is so much better than cast iron for bacon it isn't even funny.  It's huge and carries a lot more bacon than my skillet.  It's light so easier to drain compared to a heavy skillet, and aluminum being a better conductor it heats more quickly (which helps prevent the bacon from curling up).

However, I recently got something even more convenient: a Foreman grill (for like three dollars at a Goodwill).  It's a wide one that can take a full strip of bacon.  The main problem is that it needs to be watched carefully or all the fat will render and you'll end up with burnt protein.  It doesn't quite match the quality of the bacon with the aluminum skillet, but it's quite good and much more convenient.
 
2014-05-09 01:43:31 PM
aerojockey:

However, I recently got something even more convenient: a Foreman grill (for like three dollars at a Goodwill).  It's a wide one that can take a full strip of bacon.  The main problem is that it needs to be watched carefully or all the fat will render and you'll end up with burnt protein.  It doesn't quite match the quality of the bacon with the aluminum skillet, but it's quite good and much more convenient.

I enjoy having breakfast in bed. I like waking up to the smell of bacon- sue me- and since I don''t have a butler, I have to do it myself. So most nights before I go to bed I will lay six strips of bacon out on my George Foreman Grill. Then I go to sleep. When I wake up, I plug in the grill. I go back to sleep again. Then I wake up to the smell of crackling bacon. It is delicious. It''s good for me. It's the perfect way to start the day.
 
2014-05-09 02:24:45 PM

Danger Mouse: I enjoy having breakfast in bed. I like waking up to the smell of bacon- sue me- and since I don''t have a butler, I have to do it myself. So most nights before I go to bed I will lay six strips of bacon out on my George Foreman Grill. Then I go to sleep. When I wake up, I plug in the grill. I go back to sleep again. Then I wake up to the smell of crackling bacon. It is delicious. It''s good for me. It's the perfect way to start the day.


Can I come sleep with you?
/The monsters refuse to cook anything unless a microwave is involved - and so I refuse to make them real bacon.
 
2014-05-09 03:03:46 PM

mama2tnt: Danger Mouse: I enjoy having breakfast in bed. I like waking up to the smell of bacon- sue me- and since I don''t have a butler, I have to do it myself. So most nights before I go to bed I will lay six strips of bacon out on my George Foreman Grill. Then I go to sleep. When I wake up, I plug in the grill. I go back to sleep again. Then I wake up to the smell of crackling bacon. It is delicious. It''s good for me. It's the perfect way to start the day.

Can I come sleep with you?
/The monsters refuse to cook anything unless a microwave is involved - and so I refuse to make them real bacon.


Sure. You just got to be careful.One day  I got up, I stepped onto the grill and it clamped down on my foot.
 
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