Any of you folks cook?

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  1. FallingObjects

    FallingObjects Pay It Forward

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    Soups are awesome in general; they probably cost about $5-10 in raw ingredients, and make decent lunches for most of the week. Hard to go wrong with soup.

    You, however, are a brave individual for cooking vegetables in a microwave.
     
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    Try it! Chop up your broccoli, cover it with a wet paper towel, and microwave it for a minute and a half or so. Perfect al dente broccoli with that beautiful vibrant green color. The room will stink like an ass sandwich when you're done, but brassicas, amirite?
     
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    Just bought an instant pot. I'm excited.
     
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    Cspirou They call me Sparky

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    Yessir. I had bought my sister the 6-qt from Kohl's. I'm probably going to trade with them when I go back home since I got the 8-qt and I live alone lol.
     
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    I've been cooking since I was five and I do all the cooking in our house.

    I cook pretty much everything: The midwest stuff I grew up with, french (I've cooked every recipe in both of Julia Child's Art of French Cooking), English, Scandinavian, German, Mexican (lived in San diego for 15 years), Indian, Sushi, Thai (took a 4 week bootcamp with a Thai lady in San Fran ten years ago) and much, much more.

    I bake too: bread, desserts (I love doing fruit desserts but making cakes lately), pastries, and even pizza from scratch in my favorite styles.

    I have extensive experinces grilling, smoking (hot and cold) and BBQing (I've even dug a hole in my backyard and cooked an entire hog).

    I can also pair anything with wine or beer.

    Lately we've had some financial problems so I've been on a $110 budget every two weeks to feed my wife, daughter and I. I've actually enjoyed the challenge, I think we've actually eaten better than normal.
     
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    I Love to cook! Right now my favorite recipe is:

    1 green bell pepper
    1 red bell pepper
    1/2 white onion
    1/3 bundle of asparagus (can substitute with spinach if desired)
    Fettuccine noodles
    1 large (1" thick) steak
    4 cups cream
    1/2 cup parmesan
    1/2 cup Gorgonzola (blue cheese if you prefer)
    2/3rd stick butter
    Crushed black pepper

    Boil water, add pasta, cook to taste.

    In a large frying pan, put in 1/3rd stick of butter on high heat and sear the steak on both sides on high heat. Remove the steak and put on grill to finish cooking to medium-rare/medium temp. Let sit for 2 min, slice into strips.

    Add 1/3rd stick of butter, julienned peppers and onions to the pan (leave steak juice and existing butter in there) on med-low heat. Sautee the veggies to taste. Add pinch of salt. I like to put the veggies on a paper towel once cooked to remove excess juice/fat.

    At the same time as all of the above, gently bring cream to a boil in a sauce pan. (Stir constantly!) Once boiling, add parmesan and gorgonzola. Continue to stir until parm is melted and dissolved into the cream. Add crushed black pepper if desired. *Everything else should be timed to be finished cooking once this sauce is ready, as it can burn easily and cools off fast.

    Plate the fettuccine, put sauteed veggies on top, steak on top of that, cover with gorgonzola sauce.

    Enjoy.
     

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