Since I have been here I have noticed that people keep asking for cooking ideas, recipes and tips.
I grew up in a home where if it didn't come from a can or a box my mom didn't know how to cook it. I remember thinking hamburger helper and chicken helper were "good meals" and when those Homestyle Bakes came out I thought that was some top of the line food lol!.
When I finally left home I realized just how expensive that stuff is and also how boring. I taught myself how to cook. Yes, many of my first experiences with cooking was a disaster and there were times that ordering out was a necessity but as time passed I became better. Practice makes perfect.
So for those ladies here who want recipes, tips and tricks I bring this post. Please, post anything that comes to mind that has helped you make some great home made food!
Here are mine:
My spice rack is never without Salt, Pepper and Basil. These 3 items are almost always in my recipes. I am also never without fresh garlic, onions and bell peppers (not green but mainly red). Some of the best quick skillet meals involve sauteeing/carmelizing the onions with some salt, pepper and basil in butter or olive oil. It makes the onions sweet. You can then place any kind of meat, whether it is chicken or beef like sirloin steak (usually not hamburger) on top and let it cook til done. Add some starch and a veg and you have a tasy meal that takes about 30 minutes.
Don't like bitter foods, like green beans? Add parsley to sweeten them and white pepper instead of black. Once again throw in some sweet carmalized onions and now your bitter green beans are some sweet and tasty green beans (this goes for many other bitter items as well).
When you cook meat let it set for 10-15 minutes after preparing it. Letting your meat rest will help to bring out the juices and natural flavors and helps to make the meat more tender.
Some will die in hot pursuit and fiery auto crashes. Some will die in hot pursuit while sifting through my ashes. Some will fall in love with life and drink it from a fountain that is pouring like an avalanche coming down the mountain. ~Butthole Surfers