tell your Mom you need a used Joy of Cooking. The used ones are better
than the new ones. It will teach you how to cook. Basics are easy.
Fry up an onion, set aside, fry up a half pound of burger and throw the onion back in. Add sloppy joes and in a couple minutes you have sloppy joes. Add spaghetti
sauce and some cooked noodles and ya got spaghetti. Make some instant potatoes, put the burger mix on the bottom of a baking dish, then stir an egg or two and some grated cheese into the taters. Slap the taters on top of the burger, throw in a 325 oven for 30-40 minutes and you have shepherds pie.
Gals love a guy that can cook a decent meal.
Chicken thighs are cheap, and make for easy cooking. Get a cheap small dutch oven ( your Mom can help you find one ) and throw in some chicken or turkey thighs. Add goop. What goop? Anything.... BBQ sauce, wing sauce, cream of mushroom soup and a can of mushrooms. . Cook at 300 for an hour, flip the thighs and cook for 10-15 minutes more. Depends on how much you are making.
When they are not red in the middle they are done.
When I was in college we used to use a Hibachi constantly. Chicken legs in BBQ sauce, we may not have known how to cook, but we could dunk and burn
Last edited by late; 07-07-06 at 09:02 PM.