Saturday, August 22, 2009

Group Story: Cookbook!

For some reason, yesterday's wonderful thread made us think of food....delicious, yummy cooking.

Yummm.

So, let's write a cookbook! We can share recipes, give hints and tips, or tell stories about cooking. Maybe you want to share about your first failed attempt to boil water. Or debate the merits of the microwave vs. the oven. Or maybe you want to give us the family recipe for frozen Bxuqdke. (We don't have Bxuqdkes on this planet, but we'd still like to learn the recipe. You never know when you'll run into a Bxuqdke..........somewhere.)

What ever cooking means to you, let us know. Let's create: CIC's Group Cookbook!

Let the cooking begin.

Yummm.

35 comments:

A bxuqdkes said...

I wish people would stop cooking me.

Or at least do it right. You have to salt both sides. Everyone forgets that.

Christine H said...

"Mother always told me, never eat talking food." - the Muppet Show

shy said...

"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."

~Jim Davis

Ginger said...

Oooh, Shy! Another good one!!!

My favorite food is stuffed cabbage. I love it when my mom makes it for me. Cabbage leaves cooked around a mixture of rice and ground pork, in a big pot of sauerkraut, served with huge dollops of sour cream. Add rye bread slathered with butter and a cold beer... what more could a person want in life?

Marenya said...

Bxuqdkes? Is that like buszedes? I love buszedes! Yes, you do have to salt both sides. I like to add a little garlic and rosemary, as well.

Gabby said...

Oh, mon, I do miss the food of my own country, Akkie,(not sure of spelling, sorry) is so delicious but so dangerous if not done right. But my favorite dessert is banana. split open, with lemon juice and brown sugar poured over them then baked in the oven. Brown sugar on jelly coconut is soo good too.
My gram made such fine stuff!

Ginger said...

Oh Gabby, now I have to try that banana dish! That sounds awesome! Do you use regular bananas, or plantains?

Marc said...

Aidan's favorite meal is sunny-side up eggs on toast, Irish sausage and a half-gallon of milk.

Mine's whiskey, neat.

Aidan said...

That's cuz it's made by you. Don't tell Jason, but he always overcooks the eggs. And don't forget the cheddar!

Steph Damore said...

I LOVE sweet potatoes! (actually pretty much any vegetable) But sweet potato casserole with brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon? Now that's heaven!

J.J. Bennett said...
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J.J. Bennett said...

This is a great story...Last summer I was teaching my kids to start thinking for themselves. So, in my mind I choose three jobs, one for each of them to do without help. The tricky part was we were house sitting for my parents. None of them knew where thing was in the house.

My son, Chase had to make a cake from a mix. I told him I was not going to help him. (He's 10 at the time) He had to find the pans, measuring cups, ect. and understand which ones to use.(An hour after he found the pan, and a ruler to see which size it was he started) He read the directions on the box, "Grease bottom of pan". He flipped the pan over and sprayed the bottom. I wanted to bust into uncontrolable laughter...

Gabby said...

Ginger, They be ripe banana, can be over- ripe ordinary banana. Cold cream on top would be extra good. If put in fridge they become like most delicious candy!

Great use for bananas gone all brown.

Kalila said...

I'm afraid there's no recipe for wind, which is how I sustain myself. Ricky likes waffles, though. I'm not quite sure how they're made, but they can easily be conjured from a place called Waffle House.

Ricky said...

Waffle House? Kalila, I thought you were making me those waffles!

Kalila said...

Do I look like I cook?

Ricky said...

Well, no. It's just I thought...oh, never mind.

Waffle House waffles are pretty good, folks. Give them a try.

Steph Damore said...

Has anyone ever been to Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n Waffles? I heard that they were a delicious combination.

Anonymous said...

Hi

I don't cook.

I like waffles.

I think I'd like waffles with chicken

Shadow

Anonymous said...

J.J. - pretty funny!

Fluffy said...

meow

slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp

lick, lick, lick, lick

purr, purr, purr, purr

Mira said...

Macaroni and Cheese

God's food:

It has pictures

Candy said...

Trifle- soak pound cake in sherry - add jello -raspberries and pour custard over all. Oh I did love that! Mum used to make it.

Anonymous said...

Yummy

Laura Martone said...

Steph - I have TOTALLY been to Roscoe's. Used to live in L.A. And, believe me when I say, chicken and waffles ARE good together. Mmm-mmm. Cholesterol, here I come!

Devi Marconi said...

Though I grew up in Kentucky, I've spent most of my adult life in New Orleans... a wonderful place for food. In this cookbook, I would love to contribute my recipes for jambalaya and seafood gumbo.

Any takers?

Ginger said...

I can't say I'm a fan of gumbo, but I love jumbalaya, Devi!

Christine H said...

Candy, that trifle sounds fabulous!

Chicken and waffles? Seriously, guys?

Anonymous said...

"I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries." - Stephen King

Steph Damore said...

Laura - Really? I definitely have to try it. People swear it's delish, but I dunno...

Celeste said...

Ah Gabby, "Akee rice, salt fish is nice, and rum is fine any time of year". My author says that Captain Bligh brought the Akee to the new world along with bread fruit to feed the slaves. She thinks she knows everything. Fausto once ate an Akee fruit that wasn't ripe, but he didn't get sick or die. I don't know if he just ate the yellow part or the whole thing. Dumb guy thought he'd pick an unknown fruit without asking his boss about it first. Not surprising for a doofus who can't ever remember to zip his fly. Most people on this side of Quebrada Seca have never seen Akee, and maybe don't know that it is poisonous when not ripe, but if you ask me, that was stoopid. Tastes like scrambled eggs when I eat it Jamaica style with salt cod. Yummmy.

Celeste's Author said...

Celeste never listens to what I say. She drifts off after the first few words, so I need to set you straight about Akee. Captain Bligh found the Akee growing in Jamaica, and he took it to England for scientists to study. The seeds probably came in on one of the slave ships from West Africa. It is related to Litchi and Longans, but has toxic seeds and needs to yawn open before it can be safely eaten.

Flower said...

Late to the food fest but I had to think about this.

I decided I did want to add a food that must be added to the Cookbook, especially if it would be lost forever if it didn't make it there. So, please add the recipe for chips: they have to be the long, not too thin potato rectangles (deep fried) not the flat things I call crisps. Advice about careful use of salt and vinegar and a warning about ketchup would also be good.

Gabby said...

Hi Celeste,interesting story about Akee. I expect many people have become sick on it. Gram always did the preparation. I think she was proud 'cause she knew to have it safe. It is like scrambled eggs, but not the kind we get here which are a special kind of rubber I am thinking.

What are bxuqdkes? Real or just of someone's imagination? Weird name!

Mira said...

That quote by Stephen King is so apt.

I'm just saying.