Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How To Tell If You've Been Cooking French Food

Every burner on the stove is being used.

Your kitchen is a disaster area and your sink is full of dishes.

8 comments:

Rose said...

What time is dinner?

K T Cat said...

I'm afraid you're too late, Rose. I'll try and send your invitation out a little earlier next time.

:-)

I made Chicken Fricassee from Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. It was awesome. She's 2 for 2 now in our house.

Tim Eisele said...

Of course, if one wants to minimize dirty dishes, just follow the recommendation I read when I was a kid[1]:

- Open can of beef stew.
- Put can directly on stove burner[2]. Stir occasionally with spoon.
- When hot, eat straight out of the can with the spoon you used to stir the stew.
- Throw away can, wash spoon

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[1] This was in the book "Warm Bodies" - *not* the current "Zombie Romance" that was just published and made into a movie. No, this one was about life in the Navy.

[2] A friend of mine had a housemate that would do this with canned beans, but without opening the can first[3]. Miraculously, there was never an explosion.

[3] Variant: "Boiled Can"- take a can of sweetened condensed milk, and drop into a pot of boiling water. Boil for a while. Remove can. The contents are now carmel syrup.

drozz said...

...you run out of butter

K T Cat said...

drozz, you're right on the money. I had to go to Costco to stock up on the stuff before cooking.

:-)

K T Cat said...

Tim, have you tried tying a can of soup, stew or beans next to your car's exhaust manifold and then driving around? It cooks things quite nicely, or so I've heard.

Tim Eisele said...

Now that you mention it, I see that there is a new E-book edition of the cooking-on-your-car-engine cookbook Manifold Destiny.

Rose said...

I think we have the same stove. :)