Monday, June 29, 2009

Queen Of Non-Cookers

I am The Queen-Of-Non-Cookers! in other words, I HATE cooking. Clean Up I don't mind at all.


the only cake I ever baked, was a mix (none for the last 30 years), for cookies I use the refrigerated dough you break apart and bake to bake a pie I put Mrs Smith frozen in the oven or even better, stop by the bakery.I make one pot meals and would live on sandwiches if I were not married.When my children were growing up, we had chili, spaghetti, crock pot meals and all of the above mentioned.

In short I HATE to cook and bake. I don't mind clean up duty, in fact prefer it.I am so bad, when I married Bob, 25 years ago, our first Thanksgiving, I said I have never cooked a Turkey before (I was age 40 then)and his answer was, neither have I, but I can read. I LET him cook that turkey, and still have NEVER cooked a turkey. He did such a good JOB it has become a tradition for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner for The Man to cook the turkey.Yes, I do clean up the mess! I almost forgot, he makes the stuffing also. I cook the frozen corn, open the can of cranberry sauce, steam the frozen veggies, open the package of rolls and place in oven, and of course we have Bakery pumpkin pie.
Yesterday, I told him three of my email pals, Madeline, Carole and Catherine they were making me feel bad because they all bake, boil,fry, and DO recipes ( I can't follow one and make it taste right).they were sharing all that WORK in our emails. All it did was make me hungry.
When I mentioned this to my husband Bob,he said, that is OK, my first wife could not cook either. He said when we first got married, she wanted to make his favorite chicken livers wrapped in bacon. She comes out of the kitchen,and says I can't get the bacon to wrap around the livers it keeps breaking up.Seems she COOKED the bacon FIRST! He said, the first pot of Spaghetti she made, she did not cook the burger, just dumped the lump in and all the ingredients and started it to boiling. YUM!


Below are things I CAN cook!

Fried Pork Chops, me mother taught me this one........
Snack trays, OH YES


I know how to cut open a watermelon........
and steam veggies in the microwave.......
Don't try this rice, I did and it was AWFUL................but it only took 90 seconds.


Taco's anyone? I do cut up the trimmings, and of course use a boxed mix

MOST OF ALL, I LOVE A BREAKFAST IN A RESTAURANT ON THE BEACH, COOKED AND SERVED BY SOMEONE ELSE....notice Diana Vanna Hand...
At least I can take PHOTOS of food.............


3 comments:

Peggy said...

Love it! At Thanksgiving my husband cooks: The turkey; the stuffing, which he makes from scratch; a creamed onion dish; from-scratch baked potatoes; half-from-scratch pumpkin pie. I mix sugar and water and bring it to a boil and pour the bag of fresh cranberries in and try to remember to stir it once or twice and to take it off the heat when the cranberries have popped. Usually he has to remind me that I am in charge of cranberry sauce while I am in the process of making cranberry sauce (or he stirs it and takes it off the heat). I can make: A great lemonade pie that involves mixing stuff together and putting it in the fridge; any cocktail at all that involves ice and the blender; a fantastic crabmeat spread for crackers; reasonably good macaroni salad.

I loved this post! And the photos!

Peggy

Sandra said...

Thanks, Peggy, maybe being a photographer has something to do with the non cooking part, you take great pictures, and prefer not to cook, like I do. Must be that...

Madeline said...

I love your food blog posting. All beautiful. You are a wonderful cooker if you ask me.
As long as the eater's are happy, that is all that counts! As I have said it is not what you are eating, it is who you are eating with.....
Love ya,