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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Why Cook so Fancy

    I watch these cooking shows on tv and it amazes me how much work they
    do, and even more is how much some people will spend for these foods.
    Sure it looks nice and is supposed to taste good. But look at it from
    this point of view. Whether you spend 10 hours or 10 minutes cooking
    that meal, or spend $3 or $300, it all comes out the same way. It's
    always brown, ugly, smelly, and fills the toilet until you do the
    paperwork and flush. For one dollar you can buy a box of Kraft
    macaroni and cheese, spend 8 minutes cooking it, and the next day it
    comes out looking the same way the **** looks from a $500 dinner at
    some fancy restaurant. So what's the point of all the effort and
    expense??????


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    Mr. Bill Guest

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    nfw Guest

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    Kent Brockman Guest

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    On 19-Jan-2011, [email protected] wrote:

    > For one dollar you can buy a box of Kraft
    > macaroni and cheese, spend 8 minutes cooking it, and the next day it
    > comes out looking the same way the **** looks from a $500 dinner at
    > some fancy restaurant. So what's the point of all the effort and
    > expense??????


    Kraft mac and cheese is the ideal food for your situation and you shouldn't
    worry about the other stuff. If you ever get a job, or one that pays more
    than minimum wage, you can broaden your food world to include Stouffer's Mac
    'n Cheese from the refrigerator case. Heck, with a job and money, your food
    horizons are limitless - you might even want to put a little salsa in your
    mac 'n cheese, instead of putting purloined McDonalds ketchup on it.
    --
    Kent Brockman, multi-award winning anchor

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    Nad R Guest

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    "Kent Brockman" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 19-Jan-2011, [email protected] wrote:
    >
    >> For one dollar you can buy a box of Kraft
    >> macaroni and cheese, spend 8 minutes cooking it, and the next day it
    >> comes out looking the same way the **** looks from a $500 dinner at
    >> some fancy restaurant. So what's the point of all the effort and
    >> expense??????

    >
    > Kraft mac and cheese is the ideal food for your situation and you shouldn't
    > worry about the other stuff. If you ever get a job, or one that pays more
    > than minimum wage, you can broaden your food world to include Stouffer's Mac
    > 'n Cheese from the refrigerator case. Heck, with a job and money, your food
    > horizons are limitless - you might even want to put a little salsa in your
    > mac 'n cheese, instead of putting purloined McDonalds ketchup on it.


    I read this somewhere, forget the source, however it has some truth to it.

    The poor thinks of food in quantity.
    The middle class thinks of food in quality.
    The rich thinks of food in presentation.

    Does the last line answer your question?

    --
    Enjoy Life... Nad R (Garden in zone 5a Michigan)

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    spamtrap1888 Guest

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    On Jan 19, 5:37*am, gene-pest...@innernet.com wrote:
    > I watch these cooking shows on tv and it amazes me how much work they
    > do,

    ....
    > *So what's the point of all the effort and
    > expense??????


    Shut up and eat your gruel.


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    Chemo the Clown Guest

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    On Jan 19, 6:01*am, Mr. Bill <bb0...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 07:37:53 -0600, gene-pest...@innernet.com wrote:
    > >So what's the point of all the effort and
    > >expense??????

    >
    > Because the Mona Lisa is just another Olan Mills portrait. *
    >
    > Join me....a little fun, some ramblings and good recipes
    >
    > http://whstoneman.blogspot.com


    and I thought it was paint by numbers painting.

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    M. JL Esq. Guest

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    [email protected] wrote:
    > I watch these cooking shows on tv and it amazes me how much work they
    > do, and even more is how much some people will spend for these foods.
    > Sure it looks nice and is supposed to taste good. But look at it from
    > this point of view. Whether you spend 10 hours or 10 minutes cooking
    > that meal, or spend $3 or $300, it all comes out the same way. It's
    > always brown, ugly, smelly, and fills the toilet until you do the
    > paperwork and flush. For one dollar you can buy a box of Kraft
    > macaroni and cheese, spend 8 minutes cooking it, and the next day it
    > comes out looking the same way the **** looks from a $500 dinner at
    > some fancy restaurant. So what's the point of all the effort and
    > expense??????
    >


    Asking the question is a demonstration that you wont understand the answer.
    --
    JL

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

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    >[email protected] wrote:
    >> I watch these cooking shows on tv and it amazes me how much work they
    >> do, and even more is how much some people will spend for these foods.
    >> Sure it looks nice and is supposed to taste good. But look at it from
    >> this point of view. Whether you spend 10 hours or 10 minutes cooking
    >> that meal, or spend $3 or $300, it all comes out the same way. It's
    >> always brown, ugly, smelly, and fills the toilet until you do the
    >> paperwork and flush. For one dollar you can buy a box of Kraft
    >> macaroni and cheese, spend 8 minutes cooking it, and the next day it
    >> comes out looking the same way the **** looks from a $500 dinner at
    >> some fancy restaurant. So what's the point of all the effort and
    >> expense??????


    That's why I drink Crystal Palace, all vodka goes down and pees out
    the same. But with food you're comparing extremes... no meal is worth
    $300, not even $100... but comparing $30 porterhouse to $3 tubesteak
    is too disparate except for those with TIAD.

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    sf Guest

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    jmcquown Guest

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    sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 07:37:53 -0600, [email protected] wrote:
    >
    >> So what's the point of all the effort and expense??????

    >
    > Enjoyment! But if you're an "eat to live" type, you'll never
    > understand.
    >
    > --

    I love a good meal as much as the next person. Sometimes I even get "fancy"
    with my cooking... more than 15 ingredients fancy LOL But I prefer basic
    food, e.g. swiss steak in gravy with mashed potatoes and a green vegetable
    on the side. I reserve "fancy stuff" for if I feel like re-creating
    restaurant food at home. I enjoy trying to recreate it at home and it's
    usually at least half the cost. (What I order in restaurants is usually
    something I wouldn't bother cooking at home.)

    The OP is apparently watching cooking shows. They're all about impressing
    people, or judges, if it's one of those competitive shows. That, I don't
    bother with. I cook what I feel like cooking. Number of ingredients be
    damned

    Jill


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    L G Guest

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    jmcquown wrote:
    >
    > sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> On Wed, 19 Jan 2011 07:37:53 -0600, [email protected] wrote:
    >>
    >>> So what's the point of all the effort and expense??????

    >>
    >> Enjoyment! But if you're an "eat to live" type, you'll never
    >> understand.
    >>
    >> --

    > I love a good meal as much as the next person. Sometimes I even get
    > "fancy" with my cooking... more than 15 ingredients fancy LOL But I
    > prefer basic food, e.g. swiss steak in gravy with mashed potatoes and
    > a green vegetable on the side. I reserve "fancy stuff" for if I feel
    > like re-creating restaurant food at home. I enjoy trying to recreate
    > it at home and it's usually at least half the cost. (What I order in
    > restaurants is usually something I wouldn't bother cooking at home.)
    >
    > The OP is apparently watching cooking shows. They're all about
    > impressing people, or judges, if it's one of those competitive shows.
    > That, I don't bother with. I cook what I feel like cooking. Number
    > of ingredients be damned
    >
    > Jill

    Excatly! Who do you have to impress? Your cat?

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