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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Food/Recipes - What do you Cook?

Being laid up the last few weeks I have to admit that I've watched more than my fair share of cooking programmes over that time (there seems little else on). It's got me thinking about food and recipes. The weather is certainly warming up and soups and heavy meals don't seem the thing to be eating. It seems as though I've got in a little bit of a habit cooking the same meals. I need some new recipes but nothing really appeals. Once it starts really heating up I don't like to turn the oven on too much but eating salads all the time seems to get...well, boring.

So, what do you cook? Are there certain go-to recipes? Is your family meat-and-potatoes? If you experiment do you just make up recipes or is there a place where you like to find them? I do tend to go on All Recipes and look around and I have made some of them. Do you cook a lot of meat? I finally learned to cook pork properly but I'm not that good with beef. I don't eat meat (occasionally white fish) so I don't exactly know how to cook it. If it was me it would be really well done but I don't think that's the correct way to cook it.

Sigh. This post ended up as a bunch of random thoughts, but that's the way my mind's been working lately! Thanks for the input! If you have any recipes you really love (and aren't that complicated) I'd love to give them a go.

11 comments:

  1. I love watching those cooking shows on TV! Then I wonder why I feel hungry all the time! LOL!

    I enjoy cooking but these days, I'd rather make something that is quick and easy to prepare than complicated recipes. Very often, it will be a curry of some sort, or a stir fry. I very rarely cook anything in the oven when it is summer - way too hot in my house with no a/c. I do eat meat, but all my meat is well done! I don't do rare or medium!

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    1. We only have one window air conditioner so our house gets really hot too. I don't want to heat it up any more than necessary lol

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  2. Random is great.
    There's a load of good recipes online and I use that resource a lot. If you're interested I can give you the address of my other blog that is charting my efforts at frugality, losing weight and recipes I have made. But absolutely not problems if you're not.
    J x

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Here is the address.
      https://my30-30challenge.blogspot.co.uk/
      J x

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  3. I enjoy the fun of flicking through old recipe books and adjusting them to our tastes. There are a lot of great websites, I have been browsing the heart foundation one of late.

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    1. I have a great collection of cookbooks. I suppose I should pull them out and give them a look. Perhaps inspiration will hit!

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  4. Since going through Chemo I've lost my appetite and Mac has taken over all the cooking. I've watched a bunch of cooking shows too, but haven't been inspired. I hope my appetite improves.

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    1. I'm sure it will. It took my Mum a while. She said nothing tasted like it should. She's back eating mostly what she did before - although there are a few things she no longer likes. Her cancer was in her esophagus so it that made it physically difficult to eat. I hope your appetite returns soon!

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  5. I love watching cookery shows and love to try them too...
    We use to cook fish the most than meat:)

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  6. When I was ill I became quite the armchair cookery expert. I hope you are soon feeling better. Have a lovely weekend

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