|Foodage, foodage, foodage, foodage...
||[Sep. 1st, 2009|07:54 am]
The Question Club
My wife can't cook to save her life, so those duties typically fall to me. I don't mind, though, as I love to cook. When I say she can't cook, I mean that quite literally. Two nights ago she tried to cook one of those Voila! skillet frozen meals...where you dump it in a skillet and heat it up. Yeah...she burned the shit out of it. I mean, come on, it doesn't get any easier than that.|
Anyway, I always cook dinner, but I need to change my system. As is, I decide each day what to cook, and then have to go get the stuff to do it. I'd much rather have certain staples handy, so that I have enough stuff to make several different meals before going shopping again.
So, TQC, two questions:
1. What are some basic ingredients that should ALWAYS be kept on hand? Things that are very useful and can make lots of different dishes?
2. Will you please give me some of your favorite recipes? I want things that are relatively-healthy, involve vegetable (I love cooking with fresh veggies), and are kind of...ummm..."uncommon". I like new recipes...things like the korma recipe or jerk chicken recipe that I recently tried for the first time. Things that are from scratch are best.