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23. My mom "showed me around " the kitchen by having me work on stuff I liked.
Edited on Mon Feb-21-11 01:11 AM by pinto
Tuna salad (prepping a number of things to toss together), grilled cheese (working a pan on the stove), hard boiled eggs (timing a dish), oatmeal with diced fruit (building on a simple basic dish), meatballs (melding raw ingredients, then cooking) and the ever popular pot luck from the refrigerator (making do with what's on hand), etc.

(on edit) The refrigerator pot luck was a game of sorts. Find what can we make out of this. In a way, I think she meant it as my final "exam" in the kitchen before I moved on to other things...

I found it really fun and got some good, basic skills out of it all. :hi:
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  -I've been teaching my 10 year old son to cook... catabryna  Feb-20-11 03:26 PM   #0 
  - Good for you.  Denninmi   Feb-20-11 04:17 PM   #1 
  - Well, I'm not looking for a husband...  catabryna   Feb-20-11 04:36 PM   #2 
  - my former husband's "shtick" in the kitchen is to cook wildly...  grasswire   Feb-20-11 04:37 PM   #3 
  - I can understand that...  catabryna   Feb-20-11 07:45 PM   #13 
  - Denninmi  trud   Aug-14-11 08:13 AM   #51 
  - an omelet is always a useful thing  grasswire   Feb-20-11 04:55 PM   #4 
  - We've covered the grill cheese sandwich...  catabryna   Feb-20-11 06:28 PM   #6 
  - Oh, and we've also done a frittata  catabryna   Feb-20-11 06:31 PM   #7 
  - Nice idea. You may enjoy these, Cooking w Dexter, from NYT.  elleng   Feb-20-11 05:57 PM   #5 
  - Great link...  catabryna   Feb-20-11 06:32 PM   #8 
  - Focusing more on techniques than recipes  Duer 157099   Feb-20-11 06:56 PM   #9 
  - We made homemade spaghetti sauce a couple of days ago...  catabryna   Feb-20-11 07:43 PM   #12 
  - Excellent advice! Add making rice to the list...  Phentex   Feb-21-11 06:06 AM   #24 
     - IMNSHO, the automation provided by a rice cooker is well worth the money spent.  Tesha   Feb-21-11 12:32 PM   #29 
        - rice  trud   Aug-14-11 08:17 AM   #52 
  - My grandsons helped us make pasta  Tesha   Feb-20-11 07:18 PM   #10 
  - We made homemade pasta ravioli  catabryna   Feb-20-11 07:41 PM   #11 
  - Quesadillas!  cbayer   Feb-20-11 08:00 PM   #14 
  - Awesome idea...  catabryna   Feb-20-11 08:47 PM   #17 
  - My pre-teen godson has a real interest in cooking  beac   Feb-20-11 08:36 PM   #15 
  - My son likes scallops...  catabryna   Feb-20-11 08:54 PM   #18 
     - If it's mega-calories you want, that breakfast casserole is a winner!  beac   Feb-20-11 09:11 PM   #20 
  - How about  KC   Feb-20-11 08:38 PM   #16 
  - We made lima bean soup last week...  catabryna   Feb-20-11 08:56 PM   #19 
  - LOL. I didn't see your post when I replied above.  beac   Feb-20-11 09:12 PM   #21 
     - Avocados...  catabryna   Feb-20-11 09:18 PM   #22 
  - My mom "showed me around " the kitchen by having me work on stuff I liked.  pinto   Feb-21-11 01:04 AM   #23 
  - Oh, meatballs, good idea.  catabryna   Feb-22-11 06:10 AM   #36 
  - Meatballs are fun. And they can be any number of combinations.  pinto   Feb-22-11 06:09 PM   #45 
  - Wow.  pengillian101   Nov-28-11 12:23 AM   #63 
  - Breads...  Tesha   Feb-21-11 06:10 AM   #25 
  - Great ideas....  catabryna   Feb-22-11 06:12 AM   #37 
  - Eggs!  Tesha   Feb-21-11 06:20 AM   #26 
  - This thread warms my heart!...  Phentex   Feb-21-11 08:08 AM   #27 
  - I enjoy cooking...  catabryna   Feb-22-11 06:17 AM   #39 
  - I started my kids off with basics like how to cook pasta, fry hamburgers,  Arkansas Granny   Feb-21-11 09:48 AM   #28 
  - I taught my son how to cook, clean and sew buttons  Monique1   Feb-21-11 08:06 PM   #30 
     - My son has poor small motor skills  catabryna   Feb-22-11 06:06 AM   #35 
     - I raised my sons and my daughter in an "equal opportunity" household.  Arkansas Granny   Feb-22-11 07:51 AM   #41 
     - Such an interesing upbringing!  pengillian101   Nov-27-11 01:47 AM   #62 
     - Monique1  trud   Feb-22-11 08:10 AM   #43 
     - delected  trud   Aug-14-11 08:20 AM   #53 
  - I've been trying to pass along "technique" tips ...  Arugula Latte   Feb-21-11 08:32 PM   #31 
  - Had him start whisking eggs a  catabryna   Feb-22-11 06:15 AM   #38 
     - Put some milk and baking powder in your scrambled eggs.  Manifestor_of_Light   Feb-23-11 04:23 PM   #46 
  - Well, I am not teaching anyone, but I have an idea.  pengillian101   Feb-22-11 03:14 AM   #32 
  - I use "allrecipes" for things  catabryna   Feb-22-11 06:18 AM   #40 
  - My Grandma taught me in the 1950's.  pengillian101   Feb-22-11 03:33 AM   #33 
  - Heehee...  catabryna   Feb-22-11 06:01 AM   #34 
  - toll house cookies  trud   Feb-22-11 08:08 AM   #42 
  - Macaroni and cheese, with butter, cheese and white sauce  japple   Feb-22-11 10:07 AM   #44 
  - deviled eggs, cupcakes, egg in a hole, grilled tuna fish/cheese sandwich  Melissa G   Feb-26-11 05:54 PM   #47 
  - more thoughts about cooking  Melissa G   Feb-26-11 07:50 PM   #48 
  - I don't mean to sound mean, honestly!  pengillian101   Aug-14-11 12:43 AM   #50 
  - My 8 year old grandson has been cooking with me for a few years  randr   Mar-03-11 08:29 AM   #49 
  - My 4 yo grandson has started helping me. He mostly puts ingredients in the bowl  Arkansas Granny   Aug-14-11 10:07 AM   #54 
  - Depending on the age...  laylah   Aug-14-11 01:01 PM   #55 
  - My friend's three year old daughter used to push a chair over to the stove, climb up  Warpy   Aug-23-11 12:30 PM   #57 
  - i wouldn't be as good without you, my mommy  fizzgig   Aug-26-11 01:57 AM   #58 
  - I was about ten when my mom..  Hotler   Aug-22-11 08:45 PM   #56 
  - Similar here!  pengillian101   Nov-28-11 12:42 AM   #64 
  - Learning how to build a really good sandwich is fun  eleny   Aug-28-11 04:32 PM   #59 
  - My parents' first priority was teaching me how to make coffee the way they liked it  no_hypocrisy   Aug-29-11 01:11 PM   #60 
  - I am teaching my niece  Mojorabbit   Aug-29-11 04:07 PM   #61 

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