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Any lazy guys learned to cook during lockdown.

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  1. G the wildman

    G the wildman Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't say that I can cook.But learned to look after myself pretty well during lockdown. Even cooked the wife a curry.

    I have decided to keep her on though, as I have not learned to load the dishwasher yet.

    G
     
  2. Townsendspecial

    Townsendspecial Well-Known Member

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    I can grill steaks, but only ones with a bone. That way I don't need a knife or a plate...
     
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    I could already cook, but my skills had deteriorated as the wife likes to cook and is very good at it!

    But yeah, I've gotten back into it lately..And the wife is digging it, I'm hoping I haven't screwed up..:lol:

    I like cooking, but hate doing the dishes afterward!
     
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  4. anitoli

    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I learned to cook as a kid as this was the only way to not have to be forced to eat stuff i didn't like.
    Never had a woman who could cook for shit so been doing it forever.
    Cast iron is king.
     
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    AlvisX Garage Guerrilla Gold Supporting Member

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    On my ship , I was designated ,relief cook a couple times , when the actual cook was on vacation
    No one complained and one a guy asked if we ate "this good" all the time .

    I don't fancy myself any kind of cook ,but I can take care of a towboat crew ,kid and occasional 9 to 5 woman
     
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    fitz288 Well, Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I live alone, so I cook or I don't eat.
    I hate fast food and rarely do take-out.
    Pizza or Chinese on occasion.
    Lockdown just made shopping a PITA.
    I've gotten fairly good at cooking for one recipes.
     
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    Vinsanitizer Ibba Gabba Debita! Double Platinum Supporting Member VIP Member

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    I've gotten really good at making these.

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  8. Biff Maloy

    Biff Maloy Well-Known Member

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    95% of my cooking is on a grill or smoked meats. Lump charcoal or wood. My Wife is an excellent cook though. I just handle the stuff that involves a fire.
     
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    mcblink Well-Known Member

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    I love cooking but I actually have been doing less of it during this whole shitshow than usual.

    .....and now I'm hungry
     
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    I learned to cook over the years because it's just flat out better for you and with girlfriends (vs a wife) you go through stretches where you are single so it's a pretty handy skill. The irony is my current gf can't cook for shit, and she freely admits she never had any desire to nor wants to learn either lol. When we eat at home it's up to me.
     
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    Made toast the other day. Turned out pretty good if I don’t say so myself.
     
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    JeffMcLeod Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I've been cooking all my adult life. Nothing fancy, but I cook most days. Some days are Chinese/take out, or just nuke something frozen in the microwave.

    Nothing special, but I'll never starve.
     
  13. anitoli

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    French or Texas? French is more complicated.............
     
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    Have known how to cook since my early 20s but yeah, doing less lately, stick something in oven, murder a few riffs ad nauseam, then eat and watch TV, can't believe I used to stand over a frying pan...
     
  15. anitoli

    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Frying pans aren't to bad to nurse, now an old school pressure cooker you have got to pay attention to those but the results are worth it.
     
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    I've developed an air fryer addiction

    Love it... except for washing it, which is a damn PITA

    Personally, I've arrived at a strategy of running ~3 consecutive loads of meat on the grill plate, rinsing the bottom tray, and doing a load of curly fries or veggies in the air crisp basket

    Only then do I wash the damn thing fully
     
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    Buttered
     
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    Barfly Expert bottle opener. Silver Supporting Member

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    I could already cook but finally got down making rice that didn't resemble white goop. That had vexed me forever. Now, I have conquered that mother!
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Rice is easy in a pressure cooker. Best results i have ever had but i needed to experiment with the rice mixture, that is a huge part of it.
     
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    G the wildman Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    Very good.
     

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