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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

    Default Giving my wife cooking lessons

    After 22 years of marriage, she has decided she wants to learn to
    cook. She balled up the meatballs, and now she's browning them. It's
    quite the adventure. I can imagine it'd be a nightmare if we didn't
    have a gas range.

    I showed her deglazing the pan before adding the jarred Ragu, and
    added a pinch of powdered bay leaf to the water. Oh, and we browned
    the meatballs in a pan that had previously had sliced pork butt fried
    in rendered lard. I dumped out the lard. Plenty more where that came
    from. Her and my son are describing what's happening in the pan as I
    type this, and I'm advising them from the other room. "It's
    bubbling," said my 7 YO.

    --Bryan

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    Sky Guest

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    Bobo Bonobo® wrote:
    >
    > After 22 years of marriage, she has decided she wants to learn to
    > cook. She balled up the meatballs, and now she's browning them. It's
    > quite the adventure. I can imagine it'd be a nightmare if we didn't
    > have a gas range.
    >
    > I showed her deglazing the pan before adding the jarred Ragu, and
    > added a pinch of powdered bay leaf to the water. Oh, and we browned
    > the meatballs in a pan that had previously had sliced pork butt fried
    > in rendered lard. I dumped out the lard. Plenty more where that came
    > from. Her and my son are describing what's happening in the pan as I
    > type this, and I'm advising them from the other room. "It's
    > bubbling," said my 7 YO.
    >
    > --Bryan


    Sounds great Will there be pasta, too? And, what about toasted
    garlic bread??? Gotta have that, also Sounds like a grand adventure
    for all.

    Sky

    --
    Ultra Ultimate Kitchen Rule - Use the Timer!
    Ultimate Kitchen Rule -- Cook's Choice

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    Andy Guest

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    Bobo Bonobo® said...

    > After 22 years of marriage, she has decided she wants to learn to
    > cook. She balled up the meatballs, and now she's browning them. It's
    > quite the adventure. I can imagine it'd be a nightmare if we didn't
    > have a gas range.
    >
    > I showed her deglazing the pan before adding the jarred Ragu, and
    > added a pinch of powdered bay leaf to the water. Oh, and we browned
    > the meatballs in a pan that had previously had sliced pork butt fried
    > in rendered lard. I dumped out the lard. Plenty more where that came
    > from. Her and my son are describing what's happening in the pan as I
    > type this, and I'm advising them from the other room. "It's
    > bubbling," said my 7 YO.
    >
    > --Bryan



    Bryan,

    I'm sure this topic will get some mileage.

    I made meatballs and then baked them in the oven in an enameled cast iron
    casserole pan (by choice, not experience), rotating both them and the pan
    on occasion.

    Direct stove heat only does "spot" contact heat cooking. Baking does more
    "surround heat", akin to surround sound but in a different sense!

    Good luck, "teach!"

    Best,

    Andy

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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

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    On Mar 14, 7:42*pm, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    > Bobo Bonobo® wrote:
    >
    > > After 22 years of marriage, she has decided she wants to learn to
    > > cook. *She balled up the meatballs, and now she's browning them. *It's
    > > quite the adventure. *I can imagine it'd be a nightmare if we didn't
    > > have a gas range.

    >
    > > I showed her deglazing the pan before adding the jarred Ragu, and
    > > added a pinch of powdered bay leaf to the water. *Oh, and we browned
    > > the meatballs in a pan that had previously had sliced pork butt fried
    > > in rendered lard. *I dumped out the lard. *Plenty more where that came
    > > from. *Her and my son are describing what's happening in the pan as I
    > > type this, and I'm advising them from the other room. *"It's
    > > bubbling," said my 7 YO.

    >
    > > --Bryan

    >
    > Sounds great *Will there be pasta, too? *And, what about toasted
    > garlic bread??? *Gotta have that, also *Sounds like a grand adventure
    > for all.


    My son got to drop in the cappelini (sp?), a first for him, and at
    7-1/2, it's about time for cooking lessons.
    >
    > Sky
    >

    --Bryan


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    bulka Guest

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    On Mar 14, 7:46 pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > Bobo Bonobo® said...
    >
    > > After 22 years of marriage, she has decided she wants to learn to
    > > cook. She balled up the meatballs, and now she's browning them. It's
    > > quite the adventure. I can imagine it'd be a nightmare if we didn't
    > > have a gas range.

    >
    > > I showed her deglazing the pan before adding the jarred Ragu, and
    > > added a pinch of powdered bay leaf to the water. Oh, and we browned
    > > the meatballs in a pan that had previously had sliced pork butt fried
    > > in rendered lard. I dumped out the lard. Plenty more where that came
    > > from. Her and my son are describing what's happening in the pan as I
    > > type this, and I'm advising them from the other room. "It's
    > > bubbling," said my 7 YO.

    >
    > > --Bryan

    >
    > Bryan,
    >
    > I'm sure this topic will get some mileage.
    >
    > I made meatballs and then baked them in the oven in an enameled cast iron
    > casserole pan (by choice, not experience), rotating both them and the pan
    > on occasion.
    >
    > Direct stove heat only does "spot" contact heat cooking. Baking does more
    > "surround heat", akin to surround sound but in a different sense!
    >
    > Good luck, "teach!"
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy


    I've got one niece (or grand-niece or some dmd thing), 5 or 6 yo.
    Likes to "help". As annoying as she is, I want to encourage her.
    She's good. Will eat anything. Likes to mix and mash. Wants to chop
    and get to the stove, but I won't let her. Yet. We've got a date
    next week for cookies.

    Maybe teaching a wife and kid is like that.

    Teaching can be at least as much fun as doing. Go.

    B

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    Dimitri Guest

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    "Bobo Bonobo®" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > After 22 years of marriage, she has decided she wants to learn to
    > cook. She balled up the meatballs, and now she's browning them. It's
    > quite the adventure. I can imagine it'd be a nightmare if we didn't
    > have a gas range.
    >
    > I showed her deglazing the pan before adding the jarred Ragu, and
    > added a pinch of powdered bay leaf to the water. Oh, and we browned
    > the meatballs in a pan that had previously had sliced pork butt fried
    > in rendered lard. I dumped out the lard. Plenty more where that came
    > from. Her and my son are describing what's happening in the pan as I
    > type this, and I'm advising them from the other room. "It's
    > bubbling," said my 7 YO.
    >
    > --Bryan


    Good for you and her. I think when teaching anyone in a one on one
    situation it's best to sit in the co-pilots chair and let them DO IT.

    There is nothing like Hands on as opposed to do as I do.

    Dimitri


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    Andy Guest

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    bulka said...

    > On Mar 14, 7:46 pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    >> Bobo Bonobo® said...
    >>
    >> > After 22 years of marriage, she has decided she wants to learn to
    >> > cook. She balled up the meatballs, and now she's browning them. It's
    >> > quite the adventure. I can imagine it'd be a nightmare if we didn't
    >> > have a gas range.

    >>
    >> > I showed her deglazing the pan before adding the jarred Ragu, and
    >> > added a pinch of powdered bay leaf to the water. Oh, and we browned
    >> > the meatballs in a pan that had previously had sliced pork butt fried
    >> > in rendered lard. I dumped out the lard. Plenty more where that came
    >> > from. Her and my son are describing what's happening in the pan as I
    >> > type this, and I'm advising them from the other room. "It's
    >> > bubbling," said my 7 YO.

    >>
    >> > --Bryan

    >>
    >> Bryan,
    >>
    >> I'm sure this topic will get some mileage.
    >>
    >> I made meatballs and then baked them in the oven in an enameled cast

    iron
    >> casserole pan (by choice, not experience), rotating both them and the

    pan
    >> on occasion.
    >>
    >> Direct stove heat only does "spot" contact heat cooking. Baking does

    more
    >> "surround heat", akin to surround sound but in a different sense!
    >>
    >> Good luck, "teach!"
    >>
    >> Best,
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > I've got one niece (or grand-niece or some dmd thing), 5 or 6 yo.
    > Likes to "help". As annoying as she is, I want to encourage her.
    > She's good. Will eat anything. Likes to mix and mash. Wants to chop
    > and get to the stove, but I won't let her. Yet. We've got a date
    > next week for cookies.
    >
    > Maybe teaching a wife and kid is like that.
    >
    > Teaching can be at least as much fun as doing. Go.
    >
    > B



    bulka,

    I too, once upon a time was "grand" too. I forget in which respect (PITA?),
    but I remember Pop Pop would pinch my cheek in admiration (OUCH!) once in
    awhile? <Grins>

    Best,

    Andy
    RIP, Pop Pop

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    Bobo Bonobo® <[email protected]> news:692ccce1-6ba7-4fed-8f59-
    [email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    > Her and my son are describing what's happening in the pan as I
    > type this, and I'm advising them from the other room. "It's
    > bubbling," said my 7 YO.


    ROFL... well at least it wasn't "Oh... my... God..." How did it turn out?
    Pretty tasty?

    Michael

    --
    “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your
    words.”
    ~Elbert Hubbard

    You can find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

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    On Mar 15, 9:26*am, "Michael \"Dog3\"" <don't...@donttell.huh> wrote:
    > Bobo Bonobo® <CLASS...@BRICK.NET> *news:692ccce1-6ba7-4fed-8f59-
    > 436f381cd...@v19g2000yqn.googlegroups.com: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    > > Her and my son are describing what's happening in the pan as I
    > > type this, and I'm advising them from the other room. *"It's
    > > bubbling," said my 7 YO.

    >
    > ROFL... well at least it wasn't "Oh... my... God..." How did it turn out?*
    > Pretty tasty?


    It was fine. My son now knows what al dente means.
    >
    > Michael
    >

    --Bryan

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    boulanger Guest

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    "bulka" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Mar 14, 7:46 pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    >

    I've got one niece (or grand-niece or some dmd thing), 5 or 6 yo.
    Likes to "help". As annoying as she is, I want to encourage her.
    She's good. Will eat anything. Likes to mix and mash. Wants to chop
    and get to the stove, but I won't let her. Yet. We've got a date
    next week for cookies.

    Maybe teaching a wife and kid is like that.

    Teaching can be at least as much fun as doing. Go.
    __________________________________________________ ___________

    I've been teaching my grandchildren (4.5 & 6.5) how to make cookies and
    cakes for the last couple of years. I've been so busy with work that I
    haven't had them over lately but they keep "pestering" me{:-) They fight
    for the honour of opening the vanilla bottle so next time I intend scraping
    the seeds from a couple of vanilla beans. They help their Mum too, BTW.



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    jmcquown Guest

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    "Bobo Bonobo®" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:692ccce1-6ba7-4f[email protected]..
    > After 22 years of marriage, she has decided she wants to learn to
    > cook. She balled up the meatballs, and now she's browning them. It's
    > quite the adventure. I can imagine it'd be a nightmare if we didn't
    > have a gas range.
    >
    > I showed her deglazing the pan before adding the jarred Ragu

    (snippage)
    > --Bryan


    How wonderful, you showed her how to open a jar of sauce!

    Jill


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    bulka Guest

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    On Mar 15, 4:21 pm, "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > --Bryan
    >
    > How wonderful, you showed her how to open a jar of sauce!
    >
    > Jill


    Jill - everybody starts somewhere, and opening a jar is step above
    reaching for the phone.

    Give him some time, she may end up dressing home-raised critters on
    the patio.

    bulka

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