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Old 11-07-12, 02:51 PM   #1
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My father is cooking

My mother has a cold. She just called me to tell (maybe warn) me my father is cooking spaghetti. This is the first time my father has cooked in nearly ninety years.

The meaning of bland is about to be redefined.
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That is soooooooooooooo sweet of him.

but they should of ordered pizza
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replace the oregano!....that should make it a more interesting evening.
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I think I remember the recipe for boiled water, but not sure I can remember the recipe for opening a can of Ragu.
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You sure you don't mean burnt is about to be redefined. Good on him for giving it a go though. Just goes to prove that you are never too old to learn.
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replace the oregano!....that should make it a more interesting evening.
There is a bottle of my brandy down there already.
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I think I remember the recipe for boiled water, but not sure I can remember the recipe for opening a can of Ragu.
The first progress report call just came through.
So far there is a pound of hamburger meat (unspiced), a roughly cut onion, and a chopped tomato, being pushed around the electric skillet. The water hasn't come to a boil yet and there is debate on how much spaghetti to add.
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Pretty much sounds like me making spaghetti... what's wrong with what Dad is doing???
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Man my dad loves to cook and is great at it.but they eat out mostly now a days
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Pretty much sounds like me making spaghetti... what's wrong with what Dad is doing???
Nothing,beyond an irrational dislike of salt and pepper.
It's just that my dad actually cooking is only slightly less surprising than if the dog had driven to the store.
Both of my siblings have called me to make sure I've heard that dad is loose in the kitchen (my mother is evidently calling most of the family with the news). He's never been past the refrigerator before.
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Reminds me of when my grandma's Parkinson's caught up with her and she couldn't make it downstairs to the garage to do the laundry anymore (split-level house on a sloped lot). I caught Grandpa adding detergent to the softener cup in the center of the washer, and stopped him and we went through how to use the washer. They'd been in the house probably 12 years by that point and married over 50 years, but he probably hadn't run a washing machine since... well, since never because I bet the Army Air Corps did it for him before Grandma, and before that I bet he didn't even have a washing machine, certainly not of this variety.
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Nothing,beyond an irrational dislike of salt and pepper.
It's just that my dad actually cooking is only slightly less surprising than if the dog had driven to the store.
Both of my siblings have called me to make sure I've heard that dad is loose in the kitchen (my mother is evidently calling most of the family with the news). He's never been past the refrigerator before.
Your dog or his dog? I could see your dog driving to the store.
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Your dog or his dog? I could see your dog driving to the store.
If Abe steals the car he's either headed to the beach or Hollywood.
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"My father is cooking"

OK, so at what internal temp is he done and ready to serve up?
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There is a bottle of my brandy down there already.
Scuppernog brandy won't do anything for the sauce but if you sneak some red wine in, it could make it a bit more palatable.
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Scuppernog brandy won't do anything for the sauce but if you sneak some red wine in, it could make it a bit more palatable.
I just got back from supper with the folks. Pop's cooking is amazing. It tasted just like Longhorn take-out.
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I just got back from supper with the folks. Pop's cooking is amazing. It tasted just like Longhorn take-out.
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I just got back from supper with the folks. Pop's cooking is amazing. It tasted just like Longhorn take-out.
How much brandy did you drink before dinner?
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How much brandy did you drink before dinner?
None, I had to drive to town to run an errand at my mother's request.
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"My father is cooking"

OK, so at what internal temp is he done and ready to serve up?
He says he's good at anything above room temp.
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I just got back from supper with the folks. Pop's cooking is amazing. It tasted just like Longhorn take-out.
As a maroon blooded Fightin' Texas Aggie™, I approve of anything that has to do with cooking and serving Longhorns! WHOOP!
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Do y'all even have Longhorn Steakhouse in Tx?
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Do y'all even have Longhorn Steakhouse in Tx?
Funnily enough, yes we do, and even more funnily, they are clustered around Austin and San Antonio, with a few around Houston. None in College Station or Dallas.

http://www.longhornsteakhouse.com/locator_g/?q=TX

You can't swing a longhorn in Texas without hitting half a dozen steakhouses. Texas Land and Cattle, Outback, Saltgrass, all the major chains and then a plethora of single to multi location regional places. One of my favorites is La Hacienda Ranch, sort of Tex Mex steakhouse that is part of the Martinez family restaruants. Many Dallasites know Matts El Rancho, Mariano's, etc. Mariano's is purported to be the birthplace of the frozen margarita machine.

http://www.laharanch.com/lahaciendaranch/menu_la_ha.htm
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Nothing,beyond an irrational dislike of salt and pepper.
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I don't pepper or salt food either... something to remember when you get old... 1) salt is the enemy and 2) you get really sensitive to spices and flavors. What you think is bland is highly spiced to me... I can taste the natural salt in everything! I can't even eat celery anymore its seems so salty to me. Nice thing about salt and pepper - it can be added after a meal is cooked.

That said, considering all, your dad is really sweet to cook. Makes sure he knows how much you appreciate him helping out your mom.
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I don't pepper or salt food either... something to remember when you get old... 1) salt is the enemy and 2) you get really sensitive to spices and flavors. What you think is bland is highly spiced to me... I can taste the natural salt in everything! I can't even eat celery anymore its seems so salty to me. Nice thing about salt and pepper - it can be added after a meal is cooked.

That said, considering all, your dad is really sweet to cook. Makes sure he knows how much you appreciate him helping out your mom.
The older I've gotten, the more spice I want...especially pepper.
I love me some habeneros.
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